The Swabian Alb in the south-west of Germany with its bizarre rock formations and gentle curves emerged from the Jurassic ocean millions of years ago. Today, it possesses a paradise for outdoor and hiking enthusiasts as its appearance boasts juniper heaths, woods, wide, lush green plateaus, hilltops and enchanting valleys and thus makes it one of Germany’s most impressive and diverse landscapes. With a length of around 200 kilometres and a width of approximately 50 kilometres, the Swabian Alb in Baden-Württemberg offers enough space for extensive hiking opportunities. Here, on the many hiking trails, one can not only enjoy the magnificent landscape with its hills, mountain ridges, vast meadows, volcanic lakes, thermal springs, quaint historic towns and panoramic views of the distant Alps and the Black Forest, but can also go on a journey through time as fortresses and castles sit atop the rocks and hill-tops. Furthermore, names like ‘Hohenstaufen’ and ‘Hohenzollern’ remind us that great dynasties came from this part of the world.


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