The Wutach Gorge
Information in brief
- Location: In the south-east of the Black Forest, it is reached via the B 31 Freiburg-Donaueschingen
- approx. 30 km long, up to 200 m deep
- created by river diversion after the Ice Age
The Wutach originally flowed into the Danube and was diverted to the Rhine at the end of the last Ice Age. As a result, it suddenly had a considerably steeper gradient. This and the flood of water from the melting Feldberg glacier caused enormous erosion, thereby creating the gorge.
The Wutach Gorge is a conservation area and offers a large number of wonderful hiking tours. There are parking areas for hikers and a hikers' bus, which brings hikers back to the starting point.