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Krai Woog Gumpen

Part of my ongoing "Black Forest Waterfalls" seriees

 

Krai Woog Gumpen is a waterfall in the Hotzenwald, a remote part of the southern Black Forest. It wasn't discovered until 1952 and then subsequently made more accessible (although you still need to drive on narrow roads deep into the forest). The name is of Alemannic origin and means "roaring waterfall into basin".

 

Although the waterfall is only about 3m in height, it is still very impressive because it flows into a deep, wide water basin with thunderous sounds. Nearby you can also find the so called Gletschermühle (glacier mill), a remnant of the last ice age, which is the biggest one in the Black Forest. Because of this (and its strange name) the waterfall itself is also sometimes denoted as Gletschermühle.

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Taken on October 25, 2009