Friday, 6 December 2013

Black Forest Mountain Germany

Black Forest mountain range is one of the most admired tourist place in Germany. Located in Baden-Wurttemberg, southwestern Germany, It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 metres. The region is almost rectangular with a length of 160 km and breadth of up to 60 km. The Black Forest consists of a cover of sandstone on top of a core of gneiss and granites. Formerly it shared tectonic evolution with the nearby Vosges Mountains. Later during the Middle Eocene a rifting period affected the area and caused formation of the Rhine graben. During the last glacial period of the Wurm glaciation, the Black Forest was covered by glaciers; several tarns or lakes such as the Mummelsee are remains of this period.