Starting in 1790, (foundation of the "Donaumooskultursozietät" - the cultural society of the Donaumoos) soldiers, prisoners and even children from the surrounding area built channels through the moor and colonized it. Here you can see the main channel.

Donaumoos is empty, inhospitable area today as it was 200 years ago.
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