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Be prepared for all kind of weather ;)
This is snow in late April, after we had already 25 C two weeks earlier ...
Written Sep 5, 2004
Actually it's a "must see", if you like nature or not. But most "tourists" (esp. from abroad) never hear about this marvellous present of nature.
The "Schlucht" as locals call it seperates the Baar Region from the Bonndorf region. Actually it's also a tectonic dividing line. But the canon is also a language barrier.
Bonndorf (south of WS) and Loeffingen (north of WS) have quite different allemanic dialects.
Plate tectonic processes were also the reason for WS to form around 55000 years ago (originally the Wutach was a Dabube river, but it became a Rhenanian river, due to that the valley or later canon formed).
Today the canon is at some spots 300 to 400 meters deep, you can if you are very fit take a hike throughout the whole canon. Anyway it's a quite hard tour (around 25 to 30 km).
Best places to enter WS for hiking are Bachheim, Reiselfingen and Goeschweiler, all less than two km's "above" WS.
You may also pass the WS by car, but that's not a big adventure, and rather boring. If you are lucky you can park your car at "Schattenmuehle" (also a restaurant) and walk some km's.
Another option is to use the Wanderbus connection Loeffingen and Bonndorf during summer with stops at Schattenmühle.
If you decide to go hiking, wear GOOD shoes. That means no sandals, no high heels etc. After rain fall the WS is very slippery and therefore dangerous.
Don't try to be cool, every year people crash there bec of not using good shoes and not being careful.
Wutachschlucht is a NATIONAL PARK so please respect nature! Don't leave the paths, take your litter with you. We want to preserve this lovely place for future generations!
Updated May 28, 2003
Favorite thing: If you need more detailed information about Löffingen, this is the place you should go to. The "Kultur- und Fremdenverkehrszentrum" was built in the late 80'es and gave several key organisation a new home.
The main floor hosts the tourist information, which is opened on weekdays (9.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 1730). There you can get information on places of interest, where to go hiking, where to stay overnight and on many other things that bother you. They even speak English and French there ;)
The 1st floor contains the city museum and the library. Opening hours for city museum are the same as those of tourist information. Actually you have to go there to enter the museum. It's not a big museum, and in my opinion it's a bit chaotic, but it gives you insight about the history and development of Löffingen. Most likely you won't spend more than 30 or 45 minutes there.
The library is very well equiped and you can also use it as a tourist. Keep this option in mind when you come to Löffingen and weather is lousy. You can either lend books or sit in a quiet corner and study some newspapers or magazines. Opening hours change often, so check
for an update, please.
2nd floor hosts also the city gallery. It's only opened when there are exhibitions. Ask at tourist information about them. Löffingen has a quite lively art scene.
+ 49 (0) 7654 - 400
Written May 31, 2003