Nature & Outdoor Activities

UNESCO Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve

Upper Lusatian Moorland UNESCO-Biosphere Reserve: Great Natiteich Pond ©Bios Sachsenforst - Staatsbetrieb Sachsenforst, Biosphärenreservatsverwaltung (Dirk Weis)

Imposing natural beauty, cultural heritage, distinctive geological features and historical sites await visitors at the UNESCO Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve.

Around 40 kilometres south-east of Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the biosphere reserve stretches from the foothills of the Swabian Alb to the Danube in the south, encompassing the steep Albtrauf escarpment and the Alb plateau. Protected natural oases, cultural and historical treasures and distinctive geological features are amongst the highlights of the biosphere reserve. The best way to explore the region is by bike, on foot or on a guided tour led by one of the biosphere ambassadors. Plus, long canoe trips are available in the winding Lauter Valley. Local restaurants serve up regional culinary specialities with a focus on Swabian haute cuisine.

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