Wimbachklamm in Rain (4 photos)

The weather did not approve of my plans to show Shuwen some parts of Nationalpark Berchtesgaden in Bavaria. I wanted to show her the impressive narrows of Wimbachklamm near Ramsau where the waters had worked their way through the rocks and built a deep and narrow gorge, and then hike up to Wimbachschloß for some coffee and cake.

Unfortunately, the moment we parked the car at the Wimbachbrücke trailhead it began to rain cats and dogs, and it didn’t feel like a brief shower either. Major bummer! Having just driven two hours to get there, I did not want to admit defeat by lousy weather. We equipped ourselves with rain gear and walked up to the entrance of the gorge.

Unsurprisingly, the gorge and its wooden walkways, normally well frequented by visitors, was deserted. One other person was nuts enough to visit it in the rain. We didn’t hike up to Wimbachschloss obviously, and after being exposed to the rain for about an hour, I was okay to admit defeat now, and we returned to the car.

The photos that I made turned into lasting favorites, especially “Life Is…” and “Raindy Day” – maybe because of the adverse conditions I was forced to focus more on the essential things?

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