Germany is a regal country reflected by its impressive history, flourishing culture and technological advancement. With the nation’s desire for constant progress, it has found value in its own land from the way it strives to conserve its natural resources. Found at the western and central part of Europe, it is bounded by many counties mainly by Denmark, Poland, Austria and France. Its geographical terrain is mainly split in three regions namely lowland plains in the north, uplands in the central part and the Alps at the south. It experiences a temperate climate which results to a myriad of flora and fauna. In fact, it contains two valuable regions for biota, its montane forests and marine waters. The wealth of Germany has made it a popular country in Europe which stands out not only as a powerful nation but also as a natural wonder.
At the southernmost part of Germany in Oberstdorf, Bavaria, lies the perfect place for anyone who wants go for a hiking. The Breitachklamm gorge contains rough, limestone walls that have a narrow chasm just enough for the Breitach River to flow down below. On the side, there is a magnificent waterfall and interesting vegetation around the area. The gorge provides a beautiful place for tourists who want to stretch their legs and enjoy nature at its best. It is also interesting to note that the gorges’ tourism was an idea of a priest in that small village who hoped to gain a small income from visitors who reach their place.
If not for the peaceful natural scenery, Teutoborg Forest is still a valuable site for Germans. It is said to have been the site at which a decisive battle had occurred between Roman legions and German tribes at which the Germans on that region fought to keep their sovereignty. The Germans in the South adapted to the Roman ways but the Germans of the North kept the Teutonic law. The forest has become a symbol of the country’s honor and power. Alongside this, Teutoborg Forest is still impressive because of its landscape particularly the sturdy rock formations that form in the forest. The forest is definitely a natural wonder of Germany.
Germany has just displayed a mark of uniqueness as it contains one of the two anhydrite caverns found on earth. The Barbarossa Cave is found at the south of the mountains of Kyffhauser and is considered the largest stone cave of Germany. If you look up, the formation of the ceiling is an odd wonder. Adding to this wonder is the clear lake on the cavern’s floor. The Barbarossa Cave holds a myth itself as it is said to be where Emperor Barbarossa, one of the great emperors of Germany, is sleeping and would revive again at the appropriate time.
Head off to sea and explore the widespread mudflat, estuaries and several islands contained in Wadden Sea. This has been formed by the washing off of peat by a succession of storm tides into already existing coastal dunes. The place has been listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site not only because of the seascape to landscape display but also because of the numerous flora and fauna that live here. Migratory birds from across the world has also picked the Wadden Sea as their sanctuary.
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Straight to the eastern part of Germany lies the mountain range formed predominantly by sandstone. The Elbe Sandstone Mountain holds different geographical terrain ranging from plains to ravines. This is important because various flora and fauna live in the different ecosystems provided by the mountain range. Originally, the region was submerged in water and the sand bed of that ocean had accumulated into what is now seen as rock formations in the mountain ranges. For visitors who desire a nice camping trip, head of to these mountains and be amazed with the landscape of the Sandstone Mountains and the history behind it.