Röttenbach: Storks hatchery


Gemeinde Röttenbach
Storchen Brutplatz

Röttenbach is a municipality in the Erlangen-Höchstadt district of Central Franconia.
The main farm of the village, which later became the Rittergut, is first mentioned in 1433 in a Bamberg fief letter for Peter and Veit Truchsess. A castle, which was secured with a moat, was built on this farm, today the Sauer brewery and its surroundings. As part of the Aischgrund, Röttenbach is characterised by many ponds and ponds. These were created between 500 and 700 years ago and still form the characteristic chains of ponds today. Pond farming, especially carp farming, thus has a long tradition and is an important economic and cultural factor.
The many chains of ponds in the entire Aischgrund provide a wide-ranging biotope network. They form the habitat for many rare animal and plant species, such as the moor frog. In addition, the ponds regulate the water cycle as reservoirs by retaining water during periods of low precipitation and reducing runoff during floods.