Protected landscape area Wertachschlucht

  • Size: Approx. 954 hectares
  • Location: Wertach breakthrough in the districts of Oberallgäu and Ostallgäu between Grüntensee and Eichelschwang, Markt Unterthingau, Oy-Mittelberg, Scheidbach, Rückholz, Görisried, Wald, Leuterschach and Oberthingau.

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The purpose of the protection is to,

  • preserve the special beauty, uniqueness and undisturbed nature of the Wertach gorge in its near-natural landscape,
  • protect the Wertach river valley with its side pools as a habitat for the endangered animal and plant species that occur there and are little influenced by humans,
  • Preserve the near-natural site-appropriate slope forests and ravine forest sections and riparian vegetation, promote their restoration, and ensure regeneration without protective devices,
  • preserve the geological and geomorphological abundance of forms and the flowing water dynamics,
  • Preserve the Wertach as a spawning water for huchen and as a water biotope for huchen, grayling and brown trout..

More informations under Website of the Landratsamts Oberallgäu.