The Salzach: a river that makes a difference

… and from the hole the noise of water, and what makes this noise is the Salzach, the source of the Salzach, and from the spring, gushing and gurgling, very cold, I drink, drink Salzach water …

This quote (translated from: Das Unverdiente Erbe, Rudolf Bayr, 1999) marks the beginning of a brochure about the Salzach River and its catchment area – 59 pages of a discovery journey along several sections of the river and the changes in the river environment throughout history. A number of examples illustrate new approaches in river engineering and flood protection solutions, also taking into account ecological considerations. The new edition published in 2009 describes the most recent river engineering measures implemented in reaction to large floods in the recent past. Many details on the topic of water and its quality, historically significant locations, energy generation and fishing add interesting points to the main context.