Ravines, gorges and waterfalls for winter

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Huge icicles are looming from steep rock faces, forming unique shapes of ice. The otherwise gurgling mountain streams have become a little quieter among the rattling cold, too. And if a couple of sun beams make it through the clouds, a mystic and enchanting atmosphere will take over everything. A hike through these gorges and along these waterfalls is one of the most spectacular adventures you can go on during this season – with no need for any pro adventure gear.

All of our 10 tips are open and accessible in winter. But even with the footbridges, surefootedness is a must, since they tend to be slippery now. So just to be sure, get some information about the weather and local conditions before you leave home – nature is full of surprises at this time of the year.

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Tours & Highlights

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    If you could compare masterpieces of nature with art, then the Serrai Sottoguda gorge would undoubtedly be on a par with da Vinci, van Gogh or Picasso. Crossing the approximately 2 km long canyon that connects the two towns of Sottoguda and Malaga Ciapela, you will not be amazed. Eternally long rock walls, where waterfalls fall steeply into the void, rise up. Especially in winter, the UNESCO heritage attracts many ice climbers who dared to head to heaven. If you happen to have your skis with you, you can also board the unforgettable track down to Sottoguda; past the frozen gorge and waterfalls. Certainly the most exciting place in the Dolomites!

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    Partnachklamm

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    If in the summer fog billows just above the water and in winter the icicles from the walls, the magic of this place is almost tangible. 80 feet deep, the Partnach has cut here in the rock. Below it is dark, cold and humid. The path continues for 700 meters through tunnels and passageways cut into the rock.

    The Partnachklamm is open all year round, a rain jacket and clothing for cooler temperatures and good footwear are advisable in every season.

    opening hours
    May, June, October: 08.00 - 18.00
    July - September: 08.00 - 19.00
    November - April: 09.00 - 18.00
    Outside these times, it is possible to walk the gorge at your own risk. During the snowmelt in the spring, the gorge may be closed for a short time.

    Entry:
    Adults 4 €
    Children & adolescents (from 6 - 16 years): 2,50 €

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    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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    Leutascher Geisterklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Large waterfalls, blue pools, deep gorges - the Leutascher gorge will delight children of all ages. Last but not least, the two impressive bridges provide the gorge.

    The gorge is relatively steep. A total of three paths lead into it: The most spectacular is the Wasserfallsteig, which is only open in the warm summer months. Leprechaun Trail and Klammgeist Trail can be visited throughout the year.

    Klammgeistweg: 3000 meters, approx. 1.5 hours
    Leprechaun Trail: 1900 meters, approx. 1 hour
    Wasserfallsteig: 400 meters, approx. 20 minutes, Admission: adults 2 €, children 1 €

    The parking lot in Leutasch is chargeable (5 €).

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    Triberger Wasserfälle

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest waterfall in Germany! In the midst of nature, but nevertheless located right next to the center of Triberg, the amounts of water fall over 163m down. However, it has gotten around outside the city limits that there is something to see here. Therefore I recommend to come to the evening hour, when less is going on.

    Admission: 4 €. With the guest card from the place the entrance is even free.

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    Wutachschlucht

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    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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    Zammer Lochputz

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    From one of the oldest hydroelectric power plants in the entire country today, anyone can penetrate through tunnels, paths and bridges in the wild natural beauty to the 30m high waterfall. The operators emphasize the mystical atmosphere that lies above the Zammer Lochputz, while the waterfall overlooks a huge stone bull looking at the head of a young water nymph.

    Opening hours:
    1st May - 30th September: daily from 09.30 to 17.30
    1st October - 31st October: Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 10am to 5pm
    Every Wednesday from 19.30 in the winter through the illuminated gorge

    Admission: adults € 4, children (7-15 years) € 3, seniors (from 60 years and older) € 3.50

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    Todtnauer Wasserfall

    Hiking Highlight

    In the heart of the Black Forest, the water of the Stübenbächles shoots 97 meters through the gorge into the depths. Along the roaring waterfall winding mountain trails lead over stairs, bridges and footbridges, the entry can be made from above or below. If you want to hike further to the Fahler waterfall or the town Todtnau.

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    Ravennaschlucht

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    Even the way to the Ravenna gorge is packed with highlights. Past old saws, mills and at the rope factory one passes here already a lot of highlights. Arrived at the Ravenna gorge, it is definitely one of the most beautiful in the Black Forest. In the summer, the firs give pleasant shade. In winter, there is also a romantic Christmas market in the Black Forest setting. So immerse yourself in a spectacular winter landscape, where you can warm yourself up with punch and biscuits afterwards. Increase the anticipation of Christmas included!

    Opening hours:
    Ravanna gorge: all year round
    admission free

    Christmas market: On Advent weekends Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    Entry:
    Adults € 3.50
    Children € 3,00

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