Partnach Gorge


The Partnach Gorge (German: Partnachklamm) is a deep gorge that has been incised by a mountain stream, the Partnach, in the Reintal valley near the Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria (Germany). The gorge is 702 metres long and, in places, over 80 metres deep.

The Partnach originates at the Reintalanger alp and is the natural discharge of the Schneeferner, a vestige of an ice-age glacier at the Zugspitz plateau. Partenkirchen, part of the town Garmisch-Partenkirchen, became its name from the river. The name Partnach consits of two words: the IndoGerman designation for passage, gateway: "portn" and the old High-German: "aha" (equal to "Ache") which means watercourse.


Since 1912 the gorge has been developed for tourists and can be visited all year round. The path through the gorge runs right next to the water. This is the path that was used by lumberjacks, hunters and rangers in the past. The gorge can be passed by an iron bridge situated above the river which has been costructed in 1914.


 


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  1. A gorgeous region. Germany has so much natural beauty.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Wow! That is truly incredible!

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  3. They are all amazing photos, the second waterfall is spectacular.

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  4. Spectacular photos of an incredible place. How fortunate that you could be there. Thanks for posting this.

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  5. WOW...What an awesome place! Great images

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  6. The falling water is so beautiful.
    Wonderful photos.

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  7. Oh wow - that's marvelous! What a gorgeous site!
    Thank you for posting these - so glad I stopped by. I hope you'll share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/tally-ho.html

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  8. Wow! It is the only word that seems appropriate for these images. Most of us will never have this in front of our lens. Well done.

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  9. Gorgeous! Waterfall pictures! Yours take it to the next level. Seems like I have a few things to learn in order to capture such gorgeous photos.

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  10. What an awesome place. Never saw usch an interesting sight.

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  11. Stunning...I just wish I was there instead behind my desktop screen :)

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  12. Wow! What a beautiful place and lovely captures of it.

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  13. Oh my I love that place. It's beautiful and breathtaking. Love it!

    Thank you in linking Water World Wednesday. I do appreciate it and see you next week!
    Kim,USA

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  14. Wow, what an amazing place

    Mollyxxx

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    Mersad Donko Photography

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