Summer in the big city: you like to look for shady places with lots of greenery where you can relax. And drinking plenty of water is the be-all and end-all when the temperatures are high. Why not combine the two: Take a nice trip and learn about the city's drinking water supply. You can do this again this summer at the water park at Friedberger Warte. The Mainova water trail was opened here two years ago. Here, visitors can learn how much effort is required to ensure that the best quality water flows from the city's taps.
The educational trail makes it possible to experience the journey of drinking water - from the source to treatment and transport to use and recovery. Not only children and young people, but also adults can inform themselves here comprehensively about the number one foodstuff. The water-bearing exhibits invite visitors to try things out, learn through play and relax. They are connected by a wooden footbridge, around 200 metres long and three metres wide, which is modelled on a natural watercourse. The excursion destination has a total of nine stations. Explanatory panels provide further information at each of these stations.
The nature trail has a public drinking fountain where passers-by and visitors can refresh themselves during their stay. At the push of a button, drinking water from regional sources bubbles out of the stainless steel column, which is around two metres high. Mainova set up the water dispenser in order to offer one of the best controlled foodstuffs free of charge on site. The quality of Frankfurt's drinking water was once again confirmed in a recent test by Stiftung Warentest. In view of the enormous heat of the past few weeks, this is really good news!