Hiking to the Uracher Waterfall in Bad Urach, Germany


The hiking area

The town of Bad Urach points of interest

The bicycle trail and hiking area

 

 

 

 

(If you click on photo you can see it full size)

When staying in the youth hostel in Bad Urach, Germany during English Camp, we took the kids on a few excursions. Right next to the hostel was a hiking area that led to some beautiful waterfalls. The hike wasn’t too difficult, but had its steep areas. When we headed out it was beautiful and sunny, but we still suggested the kids bring a jacket along. It is not uncommon in Germany for it to suddenly start raining. Most of the kids followed our advice and were very happy that they did. On the way up the hill we did a team-building exercise for a “break” and then continued on up.

When we were about halfway up the trail the thunder started and within seconds about 10 minutes of torrential downpour ensued.  We ran for shelter wherever it could be found, but all of us were soaked.  The kids weren’t in the best of moods after that, but the waterfall was beautiful and worth the hike. The camera’s suffered from the sudden rain, and some pictures were all blurry or water-spotted.  I tried to share what I could. Here are some pictures that I was able to get:

up close to the waterfall

Kids at the waterfall. Wet but inspired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A view from afar

Misty waterfall

Water heading down the hill

Water rushing along the trail

I thought this was a cool spot

Local birds

Just another discovery

If you ever are in Bad Urach, Germany you should definitely make time to hike this beautiful trail. When you hike the opposite direction on the trail it takes you to some fascinating ruins. I will cover those in my next post. It’s definitely a valuable insight into the area you are visiting when you take in not only the city life, but also the natural surroundings. Germans are known for their love of the outdoors and hiking.

As you continue on your travels I am sure you will continue to see that the discoveries…big or small… are endless.

 

 

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About Sunshine Stanfield

I am a 30 year old single female. I was born and raised in Chico,Ca. All of my life I have loved to travel. I needed to do something fresh and new....so I moved to Germany. I spent the last year traveling and exploring Europe and learning amazing things along the way. I can't wait to continue my journey again and continue to meet new and interesting people and cultures. I love to share my experiences with others and show others that when it comes to new and beautiful things in life... the discoveries are endless.
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