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 ...




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



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"!

Urach Waterfall


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 experience site


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



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.

Wimsener Höhle



The Wimsen Cave (Geopoint of the UNESCO Global Geopark Swabian Alb) is the only show cave in Germany accessible by boat and also the deepest explored underwater cave in Germany.