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Graben

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Geology

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In geology, a graben is a depressed fault block bordered by normal faults. The Rhine valley to the North of Basel, Switzerland is an example of a graben. "Graben" is the German word for "ditch".

See also rift (geology), and Horst.

Names of municipalties

There are municipalities and communities names that have the name Graben:

In Germany

Street in Vienna

The Graben is one of the most important streets Vienna's first district, the center of the city. It takes its name from the wall of one of the moats of the Roman encampment of Vindobona which was located there in ancient times. Another street in the first district is called Tiefer Graben (deep ditch), which is particularly remarkable because it is crossed by another street by means of a bridge about ten meters above.

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