More than two days of continual and heavy rains are behind us.
Sunday morning the rainfall stopped in the region where I live.
The rain raised the water levels of our local brooks, creeks and rivers continuously, so that they passed over their beds and flooded the land around.
During a short rain break on Saturday afternoon we made a trip through the valley of the Tauber,
our small local river.
In the hometown of my parents I had to check if the water penetrated into the basement of my parent's house, but fortunately everything was OK. But many houses close to the river had less luck and needed the support of the volunteer fire brigade to pump out their cellars.
Our little river Tauber, whose bed has a normel width of 8 - 15 meters, now looked like a lake district with a width of up to 500 meters in some places.
But all in all our region wasn't in such a hard luck like many regions in the south and southeast of Germany, in Austria and in Czech Republic.
There they have a once-in-a-five-hundred-years flood and that's a real desaster for hundreds of thousands of people after they already had a flood of the century in 2002.
Back in Bad Mergentheim, we checked the flood mark at the Wolfgangsbrücke,
the bridge of Saint Wolfgang.
Here the situation was tensed, but not too critically.
Even without stop sigh no cyclist had the with to follow the bikeway.