Monday, December 14, 2009

Photo of the Week -Triberg Falls (Germany)


Germany's Black Forest is home to cuckoo clocks, shimmering lakes, rich cherry chocolate cakes and small half-timbered villages frozen in time (such as Gengenbach). It is also home to Germany's best known waterfall in Triberg Falls. Tumbling in small steps down a rocky path, the setting in verdant green forests creates a soothing scenic image.

8 comments:

Shannon said...

This looks like a peaceful spot. Was it quiet or touristy?

Footsteps said...

It doesn't look as if there's room for people there! Lovely.

Mark H said...

@shannon: The falls area was quiet when I was there though Triberg is built for tourists with several cuckoo clock shops and a reasonable museum. The lower parts of the falls probably gets busy too though quieter as the steep path keeps the less keen away.

@footsteps: There isn't lots of space around the immediate falls though the township is next door. The steep walk crosses a number of small bridges making a delightful if tough walk up to the top of the cascading falls (around 160 metres). Oddly it claims to be Germany's highest falls but everything suggests that this isn't true and there is a much bigger falls near the Austrian border.

BarbaraW said...

I've never had a great desire to visit Germany, which is strange, because it seems filled with beauty. But I do love waterfalls, so maybe this will push the destination up my list.

Heather on her travels said...

I remember visiting a waterfall a bit like this in Bavaria a few years ago - there are so many beautiful mountain spots and I love those huts high in the mountains that you can only get to by walking.

Cecil said...

Waterfall is always great... to watch from a distance. Sometimes and some how it becomes dangerous when there is rain storm and huge volumes of water is falling down...

Anil said...

I'll be based out of Germany for a few months while I travel around Europe. I'll probably be headed south at some point and will keep the falls in mind.

Donna Hull said...

I've always wanted to visit Germany's Black Forest, especially of there's a waterfall hike involved.

 
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