You will seek a river in vein in Gotha. The water supply in the Early Middle Ages was solely through wells but this could no longer be guaranteed with the growing number of inhabitants. The Leina Canal was created between 1366 and 1369 under Landgrave Balthasar, which fed the Leina’s water from the Thuringian Forest to the city – a feat of engineering at that time!
The water feature has been towering on the Schlossberg from where the Leina water artistically flows, springs and gushes since 1895. The water feature season is officially opened every year during the St. Gotthard festival in a ceremony with the city’s patron saint.
Schloßberg, 99867 Gotha