The Schluchsee in Black Forest, Germany

Let’s see some other part of Germany this time. Have you heard about the place Schwarzwald in Germany? If you happened to pass-by at Schluchsee, I am very sure that you had been to Schwarzwald. It is called in English as Black Forest. We passed-by in this area during our bus trip from Zurich, Switzerland going to Strasbourg in France. This is only the advantage of going on a bus trip because you can see the surroundings of most places you are going to pass-by. I was amazed by the beauty of nature in Black Forest.

Schluchsee on the other hand is a reservoir lake in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, southeast of the Titisee in the Black Forest near Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Below are some snapshots I took while we were passing this area.

The Schluchsee, with its height of 930 metres above sea level, is the highest reservoir in Germany and also the largest lake in the Black Forest. By contrast the Hornberg Basin (Hornbergbecken), is 1,048 metres above sea level, but is the upper basin of a pumped storage hydropower station, rather than a reservoir.

The water of the reservoir is relatively cool even in summer because of its high elevation.

The best-known settlements around the Schluchsee are on its northern shores and include the eponymous town of Schluchsee and the hamlets of Seebrugg by the dam itself and Aha. The Three Lakes Railway, an extension of the Höllentalbahn, runs from Titisee station along the northern shore to the terminus at Seebrugg. more here

 
 

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