So here comes the second day of my vacation in the Alps. While I did the first hiking trip on my own, a friend of mine joined me more or less spontaneously and we spent the rest of the vacation together. Unfortunately, I was a bit handicapped on this day, because my walking boots were still wet from the last day’s heavy rain. So we came up with a tour that did not involve to much hiking or climbing.
As on the first day we started directly from our guest houses. We then went through the next villages where we met curious goats and also beautiful landscapes. After several hours of walking we arrived at our goal: the “Breitachklamm”, one of the main attractions in this region.
The Breitachklamm is a very deep ravine which the Breitach river has formed. You can go through it on a fixed route including a tunnel and several bottlenecks where you better should keep your head down. A sign told us that there was a collapse in 1995 which blocked the entire ravine for about a year. When the pressure was too high the barrier broke and rocks and water caused high damage in the underlying ravine.
After we had exited the Breitachklamm and were on our way back to the entry it started to rain again. We made it to the bus stop more or less without getting wet, but for the rest of the day it would not stop raining. So we took the bus to Oberstdorf, drank some coffee, planned the route for the next day, and then finished our program for that day.
In the next part of this series you finally will see some high mountains action (or pictures, actually), so stay tuned!