This waterfall has something unusual – while other waterfalls cut into the rocks and over time their step is moving backwards – this waterfall lets the rock it flows over grow over the years. The waterfall is feed by a nearby karst spring. The spring water is saturated with calcium hydrogen carbonate (carbon dioxide solved calcium carbonate in the underground), when the water gets in touch with the atmosphere calcium carbonate precipitates and tufa rock is created, actually a real plateau was created over the ages. Fern and Moss growing around the waterfall is covered by tufa. And even where the waterfall leaves the rock the tufa from the water is creating a overhanging chute, which breaks down from time to time if gets to heavy.
Enough introducton, now some pictures:
|The water flows over the overhanging chute.|
|The waterfall's spray|
|Urach Waterfall from below, after 37 meters of vertical drop, drops another 50 meters over several cascades.|
|The surrounding forrest|
|Approaching from the southeast through a little canyon|