Wolfsschlucht - Germany

Wolfsschlucht - Germany
Wolfsschlucht - Germany
The Wolfsschlucht ("wolf's ravine") near Bad Urach, Germany is a 2 km long canyon composed of sheer Walls of Tuff, a variety of soft volcanic rock. Along the sides of the canyon there are several observation points, so that visitors can take in the stunning views of the rock formations, forest and valleys. The Wolfsstall-Klingele Waterfall tumbles down into the ravine here, and is particularly eye-catching during wet periods. Two notable rock outcrops, the Grabrock and the Schwarzer Turm, can be seen. Visitors can also follow a route through the ravine towards Wasserfallhöhle ("waterfall cave"), a limestone cave with interesting calcium carbonate formations. The area has a long history of settlement, with the first traces of human activities found from the 6th century. Bad Urach is easily reachable by car or train from many German cities.