Nature

The Swabian Alb does not only have many things worth discovering below ground, like huge caves, but there is quite some magic happening on the earth’s surface too: springs and waterfalls, cliffs and many spectacular viewpoints such as lookouts ...

Blautopf

Spring

Blaubeuren

The particularly beautiful karst spring, nestled in the valley basin of Blaubeuren, is an admirable natural phenomenon that shows itself in beautiful blue and green hues.

Oberes Donautal

Valley

Tuttlingen

Craggy cliffs rising almost vertically into the sky, impressively bordering an already narrow valley, and one of Europe's most famous rivers, which at this point still passes more for a well-behaved little river - welcome to the "Swabian Grand Canyon"!

Drei Kaiserberge

Observation point

The Drei Kaiserberge Hohenstaufen, Rechberg and Stuifen are outliers of the Swabian Alb and form a striking group of three between Göppingen and Schwäbisch Gmünd, which are visible from afar and shape the landscape.

Urach Waterfall

Waterfall

Bad Urach

If you follow the murmuring Brühlbach stream to the head of the valley, you will arrive at one of the most beautiful natural spectacles in the Swabian Alb mountains: the Urach waterfall. The water tumbles over a ledge of tufa to fall 37 metres into the valley.

Eselsburger Tal

Nature preserve

Herbrechtingen

The Eselsburger Tal (Eselsburger valley), which is a protected nature reserve, is one of the most scenic river valleys on the Ostalb.

Lemberg with Lemberg Tower

Trail

Gosheim

At 1,015 m, the Lemberg is the highest mountain in the Swabian Alb.

On a clear day, you can see as far as the Alps to the south, the Black Forest to the west and the Stuttgart TV tower to the north.