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Wild gorges in southern Germany and northern Switzerland

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Wild gorges in southern Germany and northern Switzerland

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When in spring the torrents in southern Germany and the north of Switzerland swell with ice-cold melt water and roar their way through forests and rocks, this is an impressive spectacle for big and small adventurers. Secured paths lead over bridges and tunnels close to the water and make them an impressive nature experience. We have already selected the ten most beautiful gorges in your area for you.

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    Wutachschlucht

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    We hiked the Wutachschlucht from the Wutachmühle to the Schattenmühle (about 13 kilometers). Good footwear and sure-footedness are recommended. Some passages are quite narrow, stony and slippery. Walking sticks are more of a hindrance here. You can take the hiking bus to the shadow mill at the Wutachmühle or vice versa. An overwhelming hike.

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    Tip by Der Sohn

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    Haslachschlucht

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    Described as the little sister of the Wutachschlucht, the Haslach gorge has nothing less to offer. The developed trail leads through the narrow gorge, down to the water and high up, you are always spoiled with wild romantic views of the natural jewel. Highlights are the viewpoints Hölloch and Rechenfelsen.

    Some condition is required to overcome the differences in altitude, especially to get to the two viewpoints.

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    Tip by Stephanie

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    Lotenbachklamm

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    Here you can find peace and tranquility away from the public traffic of the Wutach. It's wildly romantic, you cross the Lotenbach again and again, overcome boulders on stairs and look at cascades over which the stream runs playfully towards Wutach.

    The path is secured with bridges and wooden walkways, but surefootedness and sturdy shoes are still required.

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    Tip by Stephanie

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    Breitachklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The waters of the Breitach rushing through a narrow gorge from some hundred meters high, partly overhanging rock walls, falls over rock ledges further into the depth and sprayed thereby fine water drops, which create a mystical mood. An unforgettable natural spectacle.

    The Breitachklamm is the deepest canyon in Europe, which can be hiked to a length of 1.5 km on well-traveled and secured paths. On hot summer days it is refreshingly cool, in winter the gorge is one of the only open ones at all.

    opening hours
    Summer season: From 9 am - last admission 5 pm - closing 6 pm
    Winter season: From 9 o'clock - last admission 16 o'clock - closing 17 o'clock

    entry
    Adults € 4, children € 1.50

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    Tip by Stephanie

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    Hausbachklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    With its wildly romantic waterfalls, small bridges and beautiful leaching the Hausbauchklamm is a worthwhile family excursion destination. Passing moss-covered cliffs, we continue on a well-developed path with countless bridges along the stream to Schnellers.

    In some places, the Hausbach is crossed by means of ropes or on fallen tree trunks, which is especially fun for little adventurers. On warm days, cool pools invite you to take a bath. The way is not suitable for pushchairs.

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    Tip by Stephanie

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    Eistobel

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The waters of the Upper Argen crash about three kilometers over Cascades. Partially framed by 130m high cliffs, the river loses 70 meters in altitude on its way. The trail is well secured and varied in character between walk and mid-mountain hike with alpine impact.

    The name "Eistobel" has the gorge of its waterfalls, which are often frozen in the winter for several months to ice. From the beginning of November to the end of April, the ice cream maker is closed, i. the paths are neither cleared nor scattered during this time. You can commit it anyway, however, are appropriate warm clothes, good hiking boots (best in combination with knickers or crampons) a must.

    Admission: adults € 1.50, children € 0.50
    Admission is via a turnstile, the machine does not change.

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    Tip by Stephanie

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    Taminaschlucht

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    Only at lunchtime does some light penetrate this deep, narrow gorge; it is damp and cool at the bottom of the up to 70 meter high rock walls at all times. A secured tunnel leads through the rock past the small thermal water fountain to the spring water grotto.

    Opening times: late April to late October, daily from 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m.
    Admission: Adults 5 CHF

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    Tip by Stephanie

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    Starzlachklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Anyone who walks through this wildly romantic gorge with its steeply rising rock walls, huge boulders, the foaming water swirls and the rock gate will once again fall in love with nature.

    The path is comfortably developed and easy to walk with children. Open daily from late April to early November, depending on the weather.

    Admission: adults 3.50 euros, children from 6 years 2 euros

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    Tip by Stephanie

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    Tüfelsschlucht

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    From the middle of the village, a bewitched path leads through the Tüfelsschlucht gorge to Allerheiligenberg. On the well walkable footpath behind each turn you discover a new little magic land of caves and crevices, covered in green - and in the middle of the path leads us over bridges and footbridges along the Cholersbach.

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    Rieslocher Klamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Where the Riesbach rushes wildly into the deep, over time a clammy gorge was created. Today you can admire waterfalls of up to 15 meters, follow the course of the river along the forest gorge and observe unique plants.

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    Tip by Stephanie

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