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Natural Wonders of Germany

Natural Wonders of Germany
02.05.2018

Germany is well known for its bustling cities, fine dining, and beers. But only that, Germany is also home to some of the best natural attractions of the world. A land of mountains, great seas, and ancient forests, Germany is among one of the best places to visit for a traveler. For a chance to know more of its rich history, natural beauty, traditions, and culture, hop on to the next flight to Germany and explore the unique and natural wonders of this beautiful country.

Below is a list of some of the natural wonders of Germany that are a must-see for anyone who intends to visit the country.

  • Wadden Sea:

The Wadden Sea spreads across 1,143,403 hectares and contains one of Denmark’s largest national parks. The Wadden Sea is not only known for its size but also for being home to more than 3,200 wildlife species including birds, seals, mussels, fish and much more. The sea is surrounded by many biomes which include tidal channels, dunes, coasts, and beaches.

But one of the main attractions of the Wadden Sea is the Wadden Sea mudflats which are part of the UNESCO World heritage and located on the northern coasts of Germany. The mud flats are the world’s largest unbroken area of mud flats and are flooded twice every day.

There are many other spots to visit nearby, and many resorts can be found along the coast for tourists. You can also sign up for mudflat walking if you are more on the adventurous side. The hike lets you walk along waist-high water and mud to get to different islands during low tide.

  • Zugspitze:

Zugspitze is the tallest mountain in Germany and is considered one of the natural wonders to visit on your trip to Germany. With a peak of 9,718 feet, Zugspitze is a great place for hiking enthusiasts. Zugspitze is contains three of Germany’s largest glaciers, Northern Schneeferner, Hollentalferner and Southern Schneeferner.

the mountains are home to a number of animals and birds including golden eagles, alpine accentors, rock ptarmigans, capercaillie, hazel and black grouse, chamois, red deer and squirrels, weasels, marmots and much more.

  • Schwarzwald:

Located in southwestern Germany near the Rhine Valley, Schwarzwald is spread across a total of 4,600 square miles. Schwarzwald translates to the Black Forest and is typically known as The Black Forest around the world.

This forest is named Schwarzwald or The Black Forest because the trees and shrubs that make up the forest are so thick that barely any sunlight passes through the forest anymore. It is a great place to visit if you love transcendent and mystical settings. The Forest is also home to a number of animals.

  • Breitachklamm Gorge:

The Breitachklamm Gorge is a canyon that is perfect for tourists and gives an amazing view during two times of the year. You can either visit the canyon during the summer to explore the green trees and waterfalls that surround the canyon, or you can visit it in the winter when everything is blanketed with snow and icicles.

Naturally created by the Breitach River, with a manmade trail for hikers, this canyon is a great attraction spot for tourists.

  • Barbarossa Cave:

Discovered in 1865, the Barbarossa Cave is located near the village of Rottleben. The Barbarossa Cave or Barbarossahöhle is composed of gypsum and is about 15,000 square meters in size.

The cave also consists of clear lakes which have a green color to them due to the gypsum. It is one of the largest gypsum caves in Germany. You can visit the Cave any day from 10 am to 5 pm for a small fee of 7 €.

  • Teutoburg Forest:

The Teutoburg Forest holds a special place in history for Germany as it was the grounds for the battle between the Roman Empire and the German tribes in 9 A.D.

The Teutoburg Forest is a great place for hikes and contains many trails for people. Divided into two parks, the Teutoburg Forest has a lot to offer including many attraction spots and wildlife to explore.

  • Bavarian Alps:

Located in the Eastern part of the Alps, the Bavarian Alps extend to 70 miles and holds beautiful landscapes and views which change with the seasons thus creating some of the best sceneries to view.

The Bavarian Alps contains Zugspitze, the tallest mountain in Germany. It is a great place to visit, and if you love hiking and mountain climbing, then this is just the place for you to visit.

  • The Romantic Road:

While not really a tourist attraction “spot”, this road offers one of Germany’s most picturesque drives. This road offers travelers to explore and discover the rich culture, scenery, and values of Germany.

The Romantic Road stretches between Würzburg and Füssen and takes travelers through an amazing journey with awe-inspiring views which include the Neuschwanstein Castle, the town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and many quaint, beautiful, villages.

  • Lake Constance:

Lake Constance is one of the most visited attraction spots in Germany. The lake is located between three different countries i.e. Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

The Lake consists of many islands; Mainau Island being the most popular. With great views and picturesque setting, Lake Constance attracts a large number of tourists every year.

Your visit to Germany doesn’t end with you visiting the villages and cities and museums. There are many places in Germany that are known for their natural beauty, and if you are a nature lover, you must visit these places on your visit to Germany. With easy access to most of the natural wonders of Germany, you can visit all of them without hesitation.

 

 

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