rway 9 in the westCreeks, ravines, moors - via The "Hausbachklamm to the Wildrosenmoos - Westallgaeu waterways 9

The entrance of the ravine Hausbachklamm is located directly behind the parish church St.Blaise. After few metres already, the hiker comes across the Lourdes grotto, built in 1890 and enters a shady canyon forest. The hiker passes little waterfalls, dams and a blocking debris. Even on hot summer days, the blocking debris is a reminder that the stream Hausbach with its slope of seven percent in average can become a rushing torrent at high watermark. The section at the bridge Kapfmühlenbrücke is especially beautiful: Here, the Hausbach makes his way through a bottleneck, deeply shaped into the sandstone. The path leads steeply uphill to the impressive undercut slope "Hohe Wand". A bridge crosses the creek and offers a view of a second blocking debris. The steep slopes with their dripping moss cushions and the stream Hausbach rushing downhill in deeply wahed out channels, are well worth seeing.

Crossing the bridge Tobelbachbrücke the way continues uphill to the bridge Trogener Brücke. Directly above the bridge, there is a nice resting point for families with children: the little ones can rampage in the shallow and gravelly strembed. The path is no longer as steep as before. A bit upstream, a rope slide and a Wendy House are waiting for adventurous children. Finally, the path leads up to the headwaters and further to the romantic moss "Wildrosenmoos" on a newly planned section.

 In the "Wildrosenmoos", a complex landscape, consisting of wet meadows and moors, the big swamp pond is ideal for a rest. Downy birches and mountain pines reflect in the water of the abandoned peat-ditch. The path must not be abandoned here, because the plants in these habitats are very vulnerable. A little cabin at the wayside is a reminder of the times when peat was extracted: several devices that have been used to extract peat are exposed in the cabin. The way leads from the "Wildrosenmoos" to the Austrian municipality Sulzberg - perhaps after a little side trip to the well "Kalter Brunnen". Starting from the "Wildrosenmoos", the tour first leads to the "Hochsträß" which is the highest point of the elongated Sulzberg ridge with an altitude of 1041 metres. Here's an old border post, reminding of the times when the Austrian-German border was controlled more by customs officers. The tour goes on to the source are "Kalter Brunnen". A wooden well and a nice resting point with a little shelter including table and benches are waiting for the hiker.  Starting at the Wildrosenmoos, the way leads on to the Austrian municipality Sulzberg in an altitude of 1.015 metres. Here, a side trip to the village square is worthwile. On the panoramic terrace you have a fantastic panoramic view: the mountains of the Vorarlberg, the Allgaeu and Switzerland seem to be within reach. A big panoramic panel makes the allocation of the individual mountains. The 400 years old lime tree "Marienlinde" near the church is also worth seeing. The tree shelters a statue of Mary, the mother of God.

Descending from Sulzberg to Thal, we have fantastic views of the valley of the stream Rothach, the Rhine valley behind and the mountains of the Pfänder and the Säntis massif again and again. The round tour leads you from Thal via the villages Eyenbach and Salmers with its nice chapel "Augenkapelle" to the Rothach stream. A bridge crosses the stream and leads to the old well house in Siebers. The well  in Bad Siebers is one of the oldest bathing and curative spring of the Allgaeu region and its documented history goes back to the Middle Ages. Several metres further, there is the new well house of the Siebers well. Sixty litres of pure natural mineral water per minute are extracted there. Via green meadows and a floodplain forestrich in species, the path leads you along the Rothach stream to Bremenried.

The barbecue area, loacted directly at the Rothach is perfect for another rest. In Bremenried, you pass the sewage plant of the wastewater association "Rothach". The plant has to render a particularly high cleaning performance like all sewage plants in the catchment area of Lake Constance. At the confluence of the Rothach and the Hausbach, there is a small power plant to generate emergy. From there, the way leads us back to Weiler - always following the Hausbach.

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Bäche, Schluchten, Moore - über die Hausbachklamm zum Wildrosenmoos - Westallgäuer Wasserweg 9