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  • Triberg Falls, Black Forest
    Triberg Falls, Black Forest
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    The unexpected home of Germany's highest waterfall

    by CatherineReichardt Updated Dec 15, 2011

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    Triberg Falls, Black Forest

    Unlikely though it might seem, Germany's biggest waterfall is not somewhere in the Alps, but in the small Black Forest town of Triberg.

    Now obviously, there are many ways to determine 'biggest' when it comes to waterfalls, and these debates keep purists happily occupied in heated debate, especially when there is mileage to be gained in tourist campaigns. Is the the greatest distance that water falls from top to bottom? The highest single drop? The widest? The largest flow?

    Well, in Triberg's case, 'biggest' means longest total drop from top to bottom. In this case, the Gutach River has scoured out a fault zone in the granite to create a series of seven cascades that drop a total of 163m.

    The falls are pretty rather than spectacular, and much of their charm lies in the surrounding woodland. Compared to the steep gradients in the rest of town, the walk from the car park to the falls is relatively flat, and, better still, the woods are home to a group of enchanting red squirrels.

    I have only visited in summer, but I suspect that this is one of those fortunate tourist attractions that would be gorgeous in any season: in spring with the vibrant green of trees coming into new leaf, in autumn when the leaves are on the turn and in winter, when icicles and snow must transform the falls into a wonderland.

    Coming from Britain, where the native red squirrels have all but been driven into extinction by bully boy grey squirrel imports, I still get very excited at the sight of the slight, tufty eared red squirrel, which fortunately is still relatively common in Germany. The squirrels here are fairly habituated to people, so particularly if you're travelling with children, be sure to bring some nuts along to feed them - just please ensure that these are unsalted, as the salt plays havoc with their health.

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    Uhren-Park

    by mvtouring Updated Oct 21, 2008

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    The largest kuck-kuck clock can be viewed here. It really was worth the visit, we were lucky and got there just before the bus load of other tourists arrived. It was amazing to see how it all works and fit together. Lovely clocks on sale here too

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    Bruno Roth

    by mvtouring Updated Oct 21, 2008

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    Bruno Roth use to be the main watch maker in the area, but he has now retired and keeps himself busy with other woodwork. Still it is nice to visit and talk to Mr Roth and his wife

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    Germany’s Highest Waterfalls

    by SurfaceTravel Updated Sep 16, 2006

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    Germany���s highest waterfalls, Triberg
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    Germany’s highest waterfalls are worth visiting in Triberg. There is a small fee to enter the park. You can buy bags of peanuts to feed the squirrels. In our case, the birds got most of them. These are not thunderously huge falls, but they are a series of seven cascades all in beautiful settings. The well-maintained trails and steps go up alongside the gorge and there are a few bridges that cross it, which offer really good photo opportunities.

    There is also a small playground next door.

    It is a pleasant way to spend a few hours in the woods. Our four-year old girl really enjoyed herself. The contact details below are of "Tourist-Information im Kurhaus". This web site is a different one in English. The directions are to the falls, themselves.

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    World's Biggest Cuckoo Clock

    by muddychain Written Feb 5, 2005

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    The Worl's Biggest Cuckoo Clock

    Perhaps not a "must see," but fairly interesting to see the sheer size of the clock. It takes up a whole house! The weights are nearly twice the height and as doubly thick as a man, and the gears are equally as large. What is most fascinating is the museum inside (as well as a small wine-tasting section, 1.50 euros entry fee). It has a varied selection of clocks for purchase, and some of the clocks inside are huge. There was a wall clock 7 feet tall and 4.5 feet wide! You can also buy smaller clocks similar to the ones in the House of 1000 clocks for the same proces, but the people here are rude and don't speak english as well.

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    Triberger Wasserfalle

    by muddychain Updated Feb 5, 2005

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    Bottom of Triberger Wasserfalle

    I visited this waterfall once in August (very hot, very sticky, and very crowded), and again in January (very cold! I lost feeling in my toes). It is a nice waterfall, the largest in Germany, and it is a nice short hike to chat or hold hands and take winter photographs.

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    More back streets

    by mvtouring Updated Oct 21, 2008

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    Beautifull scenes awaited us in this little street from where we had a lovely view over the mountains

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    Discovering the back streets

    by mvtouring Updated Oct 21, 2008

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    You never know what you might find. If we did not wander off into the little side streets we would never have found this beautifully painted house

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    Exploring

    by mvtouring Updated Oct 21, 2008

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    This is one of the best things to do where ever you are. Walk around the village/town/city and wander into the little side streets, where sometimes the best gem is hidden.

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    Walking in the rain

    by mvtouring Updated Oct 21, 2008

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    Gartenstrasse

    We did not have much of a choice as the weather was really miserable, but we decided that it was not going to get us down so we walked down Gartenstrasse before exploring the little side streets

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    Water Falls

    by Tdawg40sw Written Apr 18, 2008

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    Triberg Waterfall
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    The Triberg Waterfalls are a series of short waterfalls. They are among the tallest waterfalls in Germany. Access is easy and the trails are well maintained.

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    Triberg falls

    by orke Written Aug 26, 2006

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    this is a nice park and the walk to the falls is nice and easy, the view is great and on the way u can see squirrel and feed them (i think thats why they were selling those peanuts bags :-)

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