Experience the holiday routes
Six holiday routes run through the Swabian Alb. Whether you fol-low the Swabian Alb Route, the Hohenstaufen Route, the Hohen-zollern Route, the German Limes Route, the Neckar-Alb RomanRoute or the Upper Swabian Baroque Route – on foot,by bike,on the Alb train or by car – you will everywhere find culture,exciting legends, a diversity of landscapes, informative and inter-esting facts and, above all, loads of fun.
The fascination of hiking
The Swabian Alb is perfect for man’s most natural and healthiestwayofgettingaround:hiking.Germany’slargest ramblers’associ-ation, the
,maintains an intensive net-work of paths that are systematically signposted and cover morethan14,000 kilometres.Andmanyplacesofferingaccommoda-tion will also offer you hiking opportunities, whether with orwithout packs. Welcome to the Swabian Alb, an El Dorado forhikers.
Cycling à la carte
Whether with the whole family, with good friends, or on yourown, by simple bike, racing bike or mountain bike – the SwabianAlb is a cyclist’s paradise. While the going is easy on the Albplateau and in the river valleys, the more adventurous canattempt the climb to the top.Surrounded byjuniperscrub,castles,palaces, rivers, woods and friendly hosts: enjoy life, we’ll giveyou tips for tours.
Welcome to the 7 keys to theSwabian Alb
The Swabian Alb (or Jura) is a treasure trove of natural recreationand of things to see and do for everyone – untouched country-side, situated centrally in Europe and in the south of Germany,easy to reach, full of exciting legends, loveable people and relax-ing peace and quiet. A landscape for you to discover and experi-ence, full of enchantment and surprises, perfect for exciting hol-idays and for recharging your batteries in untouched countryside.Information and facts, how to get here from wherever you live,seven keys and much more await you on the following pages:
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The adventure of geology
Anyone who gets to the bottom of the Swabian Alb will find fan-tastic testimony to the most varied epochs of the Earth’s history:fossilized marine crocodiles, ammonites and ichthyosaurs fromthe Lower Jurassic, Middle Jurassic rock strata in the
demonstration mine, limestone from the Upper Jurassic epoch,Keuper strata, volcanic vents and meteorite impacts from the Ter-tiary... to name but a few...
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