saar loop

The Saar Loop at Mettlach, Germany.

The Saar River rises in the Vosges mountains on the border of Alsace and Lorraine, in France, then flows northward through western Germany. The river, unable to carve a way through the rocks, makes a full 180-degree turn and cuts a deep U-shaped gorge through the thickly wooded mountains. This remarkable hairpin bend located above Mettlach is called the Saar Loop or Saarschleife in German, and is one of the most famous sights of Saarland.

The Saar loop /Saarschleife (also called Big Saar loop at Mettlach, in contrast to the small Saar loop at Hamm, a district of Rodt-tabs) is a valley of the Saar through the Taunus quartzite and is one of the most famous sights of the Saarland. The most beautiful view of the 180 m high above the river located in the viewpoint Cloef Mettlacher Orscholz district. Also directly from the bank of the Saar from the offerbreathtaking views. Steep rugged cliffs alternate with talus slopes and small canyons.

Day 12
There are days when it’s incredibly hard to take a good picture or to find a motif that moves something in people, and then there are days when all you have to do is point and shoot. Today was such a day. This was taken at the Cloef / Saar Loop earlier this afternoon, weather conditions: sunshine & cloudy, perfect for haunting mystic photos.