The Tatzelwurm (also Tatzlwurm) is a waterfall in the Bavarian Alps.
It is located in Mangfall mountains west of Oberaudorf in a westerly direction to Bayrischzell. Water is rolling-down in the deep gorge over two rocky stages a total of 95 m in only a few metres, through which the masses of water surge in the Inn river. Its granite riverbed as hard material has played main role in a formation of the waterfall. Erosion effect is not so drastic and quick as in a case of soft subsoil. Alterations are minimal, only slow smoothing occasioned by a motion of water and small pebbles leads in occurrence of depressions (sometimes called devils eyes).
The waterfall received its name according to the Tatzelworm myth, a legend for its formation and origin than the forecasts are: You can hear the thunder of falling water and see the rising fog already from a distance, but the canyon and the waterfall itself can be seen only when you stay directly on it.
Today an access to the beautiful waterfall is with a developed road and there are two bridges which are crossing the waterfall, the upper and the lower one.
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Sergiom (57821) 2011-06-23 5:47
Une très belle composition verticale. Le temps d'exposition est bien choisi pour donner un beau filé à la cascade. Les couleurs sont merveilleuses.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-06-23 6:27
Beautiful waterfall, great composition and good long exposure.
serp2000 (39250) 2011-06-23 6:48
Good presentation of the German nature. Impressive capture of the waterfall. Good PoV and fine vertical format!
pittsenbarger (307) 2011-06-23 12:58
great exposure and lighting, also the shape of the canyon has a nice scupltural look.
- Copyright: Giuseppe Maria Galasso (gmg) (4202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 18-50m F/3.5-5.6 DC, Secure Digital Card
- Exposure: f/22, 1/1.25 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-23 5:02