Unimog supports flood protection along the Loisach.
Anyone coming to Benediktbeuern and taking a look around in the village and the surrounding area will see one picture postcard motif after another. The small parish with the monastery of the same name in the rural district of Bad T lz-Wolfratshausen is situated in the foothills of the Alps, not far from the popular destinations of the Kochesee and Walchensee lakes. The Karwendel mountain range can be seen in the distance and it is not far from the idyllically positioned Sylvenstein reservoir either. Take the B11 road northwards and you can be in Munich in a good hour.
Wild streams are a common feature in the foothills of the Alps. A welcome sight for hikers in the summer. They often like to cool their hot feet in the refreshing mountain water. But danger beckons when the snow melts or when heavy rain showers sweep across the country: the harmless little streams become highly dangerous within a very short space of time. They swell up, uproot trees and take stones and boulders with them. By this point at the latest the men from the Benediktbeuern river management service hurry into action.