Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The high moor with a height of over 900 meters has been under nature conservation for over 60 years. Around 10,000 years can be traced back to the development of the raised bog.
The lakes are called Hochmoorkolke. The Wildsee is the largest Hochmoorkolk Germany.
At the end of the ice age, impermeable red sandstone layers caused heavy rainfall on the Kaltenbronn plateau. It was first a fen. Only by the constant growth of the peat layer it became a high bog (which has nothing to do with the altitude). Meanwhile, the peat layer has grown to about 8 meters.
In a raised bog, the peat layer continues to grow. The upper plant layer loses its connection to the groundwater. However, only a few plant species can manage on their own with the nutrient-poor rainwater, creating a species-poor but unique environment.
January 18, 2017
The planks path through the moor is nicely laid out and maintained; however, as the path is very popular, it can get quite crowded, especially with prams. Unfortunately, not all cyclists get off their bikes, so walking along the path is less relaxed on busy days.
September 1, 2020
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