Photographer's Note

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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