The Wutach Gorge

In the Wutach Gorge
Photo: In the Wutach Gorge

Information in brief


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.

The Räuberschlössle
Photo: Impressive rock, on the top the 'Räuberschlössle' (robber's castle), a very nice resting place with great view