Heimat Gauting / Würm Valley / Starnberg District

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Gauting is a city in the Upper Bavarian administrative district of Starnberg and lies southwest of Munich on the river Würm. Since 2015 Gauting is my home. The Würm is a 39.5 km long river in Bavaria. It is the only outflow of the Starnberger See, which was called Würmsee until 1962, and begins at its northeastern end near Starnberg.

The Würm is the name giver for the last great glacial period in the Alpine foreland, the Würm Ice Age, which ended about 10,000 years ago and in its glacier tongues under anSince a few years ago, beavers have settled again on the Würm, especially in Pasing, Stockdorf, Gauting and Starnberg.

The Würm offers some species of fish the opportunity for natural reproduction, which has become rare. Amongst others, it lives on its upper reaches, crossing the Leutstettener Moos, a reed and peat landscape designated as a nature reserve, and then, after passing Leutstetten with the remains of a Roman estate (Villa rustica) and a representative Wittelsbach castle, it flows through the idyllic Mühltal and the forests to Gauting in a somewhat faster course. There the castle Fußberg stands at a river bend, here Aitel and river barbels, as well as pike, in many places of the urban river course as well as near Starnberg often capital specimens.

The Würm around Gauting also has a good population of the endangered fish species Schneider. Eels, trout and tench also live in the Würm. Specimens of the European catfish are found in the Würm between Starnberg and Leutstetten up to over 2 meters long. In the breakthrough of the double terminal moraine, between Leutstetten and the Mühltal valley, the Würm has dug itself into the tertiary bedrock up to 50 meters.