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you rises at the Aichelberg with Karl pin in Forest quarter in 980 m height. To 2 km it changes on Czech area and flows along the border northward. With Joachimstal, a place of pc. Martin, comes it back to Austria. It flows around the awake mountain, arrived at the city Weitra, starting from Altweitrabecome smaller you downward gradients. In the city Gmünd becomes it briefly again border river, with width lake changes it finally after Tschechien.
Next 100 km to Planá nad Lužnicí strives itself it by the Wittingauer basin (Třeboňská pánev) with altogether only 100 mDownward gradient. There it flows through the largest pond of Central Europe (Rosenberger pond, 489 hectars).
The overall length amounts to about 200 km, of it 43 kilometers in Austria. The layman seat is the only river in Austria, not into the Danube or that Rhine, but over the Moldau into the Elbe and finally into the North Sea drains.
The layman seat is the most popular river for water tourism in Tschechien. With usual water level will it of search DOL nad Lužnicí driven on (125 km).
- harsh ore Knittler, Andrea Komlosy(Hrsg.):The layman seat. Nature and culture history of a region. Pc. Polarized, 1997.