Verbesserung der Gewässerökologie an der Murg in Rastatt

Improving Water Ecology of the River Murg in Rastatt


Umweltbundesamt 2019: Verbesserung der Gewässerökologie an der Murg in Rastatt. Video. Online:

In the urban area of Rastatt, river bank protection of the Murg was removed in order to create near-natural hydromorphological structures. Out of town, floodplains were reactivated for flood protection. The Yellow-bellied Toad and the Crested Newt also benefit from the restoration measures.

This video explains restoration measures at the river Murg. The project manager shares his experiences in an interview. The video is part of a series of ten videos on river restoration projects in Germany, which were created for the information portal river restoration of the German Federal Environment Agency (

The restoration of the river Murg required a change in river maintenance. Now the focus is allowing the river to develop naturally.

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Interview partner: Axel Pälchen (Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe)

Script, Direction: Georg Lamberty (Planungsbüro Zumbroich)
Production: Melanie Kemper (Ecologic Institute)
Scientific Advice: Stephan Naumann (Umweltbundesamt), Falko Wagner (Institut für Gewässerökologie und Fischereibiologie Jena)

Camera, Cutting, Sound: Marco Linke (Medieningenieurbüro Manntau)
Speaker: Julia Gruber
Music: pianorock – Ambient Piano (Envato Market)
Cutting: Lena Aebli (Ecologic Institute)
Photos: Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe

Published in
UBA online portal River Restoration
4:19 min
Project ID
restoration, watercourse, hydromorphology, water framework direction, WFD, 2027
Germany, Murg
online, information platform, internet, website, infographic, video

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