Cloudbursts Trendelburg

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The cloudbursts are collapse funnels caused by sinkholes;

The Wolkenbrüche - Nasser Wolkenbruch (or Großer Wolkenbruch) and Trockener Wolkenbruch (or Kleiner Wolkenbruch) - are two collapse funnels located near the centre of the town of Trendelburg and formed by sinkholes.

The two sinkholes are each designated as a natural monument (ND) and a geotope. The Nasser Wolkenbruch, which is also a nature reserve, is the largest sinkhole in the red sandstone landscape of southern Lower Saxony and northern Hesse on the Upper Weser.

A legend has an explanation for the origins of the strange sinkholes: "Trendula, one of the three Reinhardswald giantesses and namesake of the town of Trendelburg, was full of envy towards her sisters Saba and Brama. One stormy night, the two were on their way back to their own castles from a visit to their father, the giant Kruko, when the hateful Trendula ambushed them and assassinated Brama from behind. For days, downpours and heavy thunderstorms had been falling in the area of the murder and the just punishment was not long in coming: a bolt of lightning struck the murderess and the ground opened up in a roar of thunder and swallowed Trendula." 


Stadt Trendelburg

34388 Trendelburg


Phone: +49 5675 / 74990

Fax: +49 5675 / 7499-30



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Die Wolkenbrüche liegen 1 km östlich des Kernorts von Trendelburg und 1,2 km westlich des Trendelburger Stadtteils Friedrichsfeld. Am oberen Rand eines zum Sauerbach abfallenden Waldgebiets befinden sie sich 300 m südlich (Nasser Wolkenbruch) und 400 m südwestlich (Trockener Wolkenbruch) der in landwirtschaftlich genutztem Gebiet gelegenen Gehöftsansiedlung "Saurenthal", auch Saures Tal genannt.

Der kurze Sauerbach speist südlich der Wolkenbrüche den 1,4 km langen Friedrichsfelder Bach, der im Trendelburger Kernort in die Diemel mündet

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