Immenstadt im Allgäu is nestled in between many Mountains and is situated subsequent to the Nagelfluhkette National Park. These mountains consist of Nagelfluh. You’ve never heard about Nagelfluh before? So did I and to learn more I went to visit the “Expedition Nagelfluh” at AlpSeeHaus in Immenstadt im Allgäu.
The AlpSeeHaus in Bühl am Alpsee, very close to Immenstadt im Allgäu, is located at the “Großer Alpsee” and can ve easily resched by public bus, or of course as well by car.
Expedition Nagelfluh at AlpSeeHaus in Immenstadt im Allgäu
What is Nagelfluh?
Nagelfluh consists of Conglomerate that is composed of a substantial fraction of rounded to subangular gravel-size clasts, e.g., granules, pebbles, cobbles, and boulders, larger than 2 mm (0.079 in) in diameter. Conglomerates form by the consolidation and lithification of gravel. Conglomerates typically contain finer grained sediment, e.g., either sand, silt, clay or combination of them, called matrix by geologists, filling their interstices and are often cemented by calcium carbonate, iron oxide, silica, or hardened clay.
Other Examples for natural conglomerate can be seen at Montserrat, near Barcelona, near the town of Crestone, at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Range in Colorado’s San Luis Valley or in the domed hills of Kata Tjuta, in Australia’s Northern Territory.
The whole exhibition is focussed on children and should be visited by Families only, in my opinion. The entrance fee is 3,50 € per person, reduced 3,00 €, free of charge for kids.
Address AlpSeeHaus Immenstadt im Allgäu: Seestraße 10 in Bühl am Alpsee, 87590 Immenstadt im Allgäu, Bavaria, Germany