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The Blautopf (German for Bowl of the Blau, "blau" means blue) is a spring that serves as the source of the river Blau in the karst landscape on the Swabian Alb's southern edge, in Southern Germany. It is located in the city of Blaubeuren, approximately 16 km (10 miles) west of Ulm. It forms the drain for the Blau cave system and feeds the river Blau, which after 14.5 km (9 miles), flows into the river Danube in the city of Ulm. Because of its high water pressure, the spring has developed a funnel-like shape, which at its deepest point has a depth of 21 metres (69 ft). The water's blue color is the result of chemical properties of limestone densely distributed in the water. Blautopf (njemačka riječ za plavi lonac, "blau" znači plavo) je izvor iz kojeg rijeka Blau u krovitim krajoliku vapske Jure izvire kao ponornica.

Predstavlja odljev sustava koji utječe oko 14,5 km istočno u grada Ulma u Dunav.

Nalazi se u junoj Njemačkoj saveznoj pokrajini Baden-Wrttembergu u gradu Blaubeurenu, oko 16 km zapadno od grada Ulmu.

Voda izlazi s visokim pritiskom i u svojoj najdubljoj točki Blautopf ima dubinu od 21 metara. Voda je intenzivne plave boje. Der Blautopf in Blaubeuren in Baden-Wrttemberg ist die zweitwasserreichste Karstquelle Deutschlands. Ihr entspringt die Blau, die nach rund 15 km im Ulmer Stadtgebiet der Donau zufliet.Der Blautopf liegt am Ostrand der Schwbischen Alb im Norden der Stadt Blaubeuren, 16 km westlich von Ulm. Die Wasserquelle bildet den Abfluss der Blautopfhhle (frher Blauhhle genannt) im Blauhhlensystem. from wikipedia !

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