The Black Forest It is a wooded mountain chain located in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It encompasses the German districts of Enz, Rastatt, Calw, Freudenstadt, Ortenaukreis, Rottweil, Emmendingen, Schwarzwald Baar, Breisgau Hochschwarzwald, Lörrach, and Waldshut. It occupies almost 200 km long by 60 wide. The area is preserved by volunteers from Schwarzwaldverein, the oldest hiking and mountaineering club German.
Is Mountain chain It is formed by gneiss rock, covered by a layer of sandstone. Some of the highest mountains in this area are Feldberg, Herzogenhorn, Belchen, Spieshorn, Schauinsland and Kandel. The Black Forest was an important mining region of the European continent in medieval times. Rivers like the Danube, the Neckar and the Wiese pass through the mountain range, providing the region with sufficient water supply to preserve its ecological wealth.
There are also lakes in the area since the Black Forest was covered by glaciers during the last glacial period, called Würm. Among the trees stand out the pines and firs. However, excessive logging has caused the exhaustion of the part forest in this area, although efforts are being made to replace it.
The region It is home to rare wildlife such as Hinterwalderberg cows. The giant earthworm, Badensis Lumbricus, is only found in this part of the world. The Black Forest is one of the most booming tourist destinations in Germany. The 14,000 mile trail network is perfect for backpackers. It is ideal for activities like cycling, hiking or cross-country skiing.
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