Old Bavarian Donaumoos
The Donaumoos is a lowland south of the Danube in the triangle between Ingolstadt, Neuburg an der Donau and Pottmes. Originally it was the largest Bavarian fen. It is not to be confused with the Swabian Donaumoos between Ulm and Gundelfingen and is therefore to distinguish referred to as " old Bavarian Donaumoos ".
From 1796 the marsh was drained, what the largest land reclamation in Bavaria represented since the Middle Ages. The Donaumoos has almost completely lost by the reclamation the peat character and the low typical bog vegetation has been largely overshadowed. In particular, the drainage and agriculture led next to the peat to a significant reduction in the levels of the site and to substantial soil loss by wind erosion.
Today there are three Donaumoos communities:
- Karlshuld, the most important town of the region
The existing since the 19th century Donaumoos communities Grass Home, Klingsmoos, Ludwigsmoos and Untermaxfeld lost their political independence in the wake of the Bavarian municipal reform in the 1970s.
The Donaumoos is now used as a potato growing area. From the original Moor area of 180 km ² today one-third is cultivated. The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation uses a more wide-ranging landscape demarcation, according to which the landscape Donaumoos comprises 593 km ². In 1991, the Donaumoos - purpose association was founded, which has set itself a developing concept since 2000 until 2030 following objectives
- Flood protection for the settlements
- Sustainable agricultural use
- Torfkörperschutz in association with species and habitat protection
LAG old Bavarian Donaumoos e.V.
The Altbayerische Donaumoos is also the name for a local Leader action group. This is a consortium of nineteen municipalities in the district of Neuburg -Schrobenhausen and the market town of High Waiting in the district Oberpfaffenhofen. Other member municipalities have Aresing, Mountain Home, Berg im Gau, fountains, castle home, marriage churches, Gachenbach, Karlshuld, Karlskron, Königsmoos, Langenmosen, Neuburg an der Donau, Oberhausen, Rennertshofen, Rohrenfels, Schrobenhausen, Waidhofen and the district of Neuburg -Schrobenhausen. The LAG " old Bavarian Donaumoos eV" has its name from the natural space Donaumoos borrowed, which has proven successful in the context of LEADER funding as identity. Since then, the field category " old Bavarian Donaumoos " is a synonym for a jointly sponsored regional development of a geographically contiguous living, economic and social space. In the LAG area is now 98 590 people live in a contiguous area of 850.89 km ².