Above the Obersee in the region Berchtesgadener Land there is a waterfall called Röthbachfall.
South of the Obersee, at the end of the valley, the Röth stream falls nearly vertical in two main steps.
The heigth of the falls is given commonly as approximately 470m (1.541,99 feets) making the falls the highest ones in Germany.
(The much better known Triberg falls in the Schwarzwald have a height of 163m (534.70 feets) only but are better developed for tourists.)
The water of the falls drains away into the bottom of the Fischunkelalm and flows subsurface into the Obersee, draining into the Königssee.
The Röthbachfall has been formed by digging at the end of an abrupt trough valley. This means a valley which has been given its form by a shaping glacier. In a cross section it has a broad, flat valley bottom which is surrounded by very steep to nearly vertical walls. Another well known example for such a fall is the Gaverniefall in the Pyrenees.
The surface layer of the mountain is mainly Dachstein lime, deeper layers are Dachstein dolomite and Wetterstein dolomite.
Hikers can reach the fall by a nice 1-hour walk starting from the boat stop Salet (Königssee-Schifffahrt). One way is approximately 4km.
As for nearly all Earth Caches you need to:
1. Go to the coordinates:
N 47° 30.382 E 013° 00.440
2. Answer the following questions for a permit to log:
a) How are waterfalls formed?
b) Give a second well-known waterfall of this type!
c) Which colour has the rock with the waterfall?
3. Take a foto from the Waterfall!
Send a mail with the answered questions to me. Dont wait for my logpermission, if the answers are incorrect i will contact you.