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  • Hunsbuckel

    Like most of the numerous former mining tunnels in the Hunsrück, it is barred for safety reasons and to protect the bat population.

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    • December 18, 2019

  • HWF

    They are former ore mines, of which there are quite a number in the valley. Bats prefer to stay in the caves.

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    • March 4, 2021

  • Linus

    Overwinterers who have found their refuge!

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    • March 24, 2019

  • KADMZ

    Caves along the way.
    Rest area for bats

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    • July 30, 2018

  • Conny

    At dusk you can see a few bats with luck

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    • June 15, 2018

  • Conny

    At dusk you can watch bats

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    • August 9, 2018

  • Linus

    Winter quarters for small aviators

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    • March 24, 2019

  • Linus

    Quiet neighborhood-better leave alone!

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    • March 24, 2019

  • Frank Recktenwald

    Slate deposits in the Baybach valleyIn the middle of the wild and romantic Baybachtal, the towering slate cliffs offer impressive insights into the history of the earth. What you can see here are actually the remains of a prehistoric sea. Because a good 400 million years ago, in the so-called Devonian, today's Hunsrück, just like large parts of Europe, was covered by a sea. Large amounts of soil were washed into the sea from the neighboring land. Thick packages of sediment were deposited there over millions of years and solidified over time due to their own weight. Medium-grain sandstones were created from sand, while the much finer-grained mud became so-called claystone. But that was not the end of the rock formation: tectonic processes deformed and compressed the deposited sediments and today's slate emerged from the original claystones. In the area of the Hunsrück and the Moselle, but also in the Rhine Valley, this slate achieves excellent quality in some cases, which made it a sought-after building material (e.g. for roofs) at an early stage. In addition to smaller tunnels, the large cave in the Baybachtal is also a relic of the mining of slate. Today slate mining in the Hunsrück is no longer worthwhile due to international competition.

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    • July 17, 2021

  • Frank Recktenwald

    Bats in the Baybach ValleyThe Baybachtal is an important refuge for bats. Twelve different species have been recorded in the Baybachtal, including the rare species Mops bat and Bechstein's bat. The most common is our largest native species, the mouse-eared mouse. In summer they live in the villages and forests in the area. There they raise their young in quiet attics of houses or in tree hollows. Each female bat has only one cub per year. In winter they retreat to the old slate tunnels. Every autumn bats come to the Baybachtal from a distance of up to 100 km and look for the tunnels. The bats hibernate here from October to April. They then live for months on the fat reserves eaten up in autumn. All body functions are reduced, you only breathe a few times a minute and the heart only beats 10 times a minute. In active time, it can beat over 600 times a minute. Individual bats can also be found in the tunnels in summer. Many tunnels are closed to protect the animals.

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    • July 17, 2021

  • Alex

    A nice place for a little break. Here you sit safely and dry in wind and weather.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Daniela

    In these caves live bats :-)

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Wanderjan

    Interesting information is to be read there ich

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    • August 31, 2019

  • Alex

    Here live different types of bats. Entering the areas is not possible.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Conny

    At dusk, you can be lucky and discover bats in flight.

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    • June 15, 2018

  • bzaufke

    How funny, animals have an iron gate in front of their dwelling

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    • April 10, 2020

  • Peter Kurz

    Interesting insights into the life of bats.

    In this context, a big compliment and thank you to the FFW Dorweiler for the great signage of the orientation points (rescue points) along the entire route - very good job! Many could take an example from this.

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    • May 5, 2020

  • Monika

    The hike through the gorge is breathtakingly beautiful. The path along the Baybach is beautiful

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    • May 24, 2020

  • Achim

    Nice resting place with an interesting cave

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    • August 12, 2020

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Location: Dommershausen, Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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