This time of year, it's wise to move as many recreational activities outside as possible. It's a great way to get to know your city a little better. For example, have you ever visited the Waterpark at Friedberger Warte? Here you can not only sit in the sun, but also learn interesting things about our drinking water. Three years ago a water nature trail was opened here. The path of drinking water is clearly traced at various stations - from the source to treatment and transport to use and recovery.
In a short time, the water trail has become a popular destination - and not only for children. It is also quite exciting for adults to learn more about the number one foodstuff. The water exhibits invite visitors to try them out and linger a while. They are connected by a wooden footbridge about 200 metres long and three metres wide, which is modelled on a natural watercourse. The nature trail has a total of nine stations. Explanatory panels provide further information. The associated public drinking fountain is also back in operation.
In addition to the water park, the two public Mainova drinking fountains in Frankfurt's city centre have also been put back into operation. In Große Bockenheimer Straße and in Liebfrauenstraße at the corner of the Zeil, passers-by can now quench their thirst again and refresh themselves on the go. At the push of a button, drinking water of impeccable quality and from regional sources will bubble up from the water dispensers. Especially with rising summer temperatures, this is simply refreshing and good!
Mainova has erected these at highly frequented locations in the city centre to offer one of the best controlled foodstuffs free of charge on site. The stainless steel pillars, which are around two metres high, are extremely popular with passers-by: the drinking fountains are used around 600 times a day. But in these times, prudence naturally applies here too: all users of the drinking fountains are asked to observe the usual hygiene rules when using them. This includes the request not to operate the button with bare hands.