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Visiting the Geopark

Dive into the Geopark adventure and experience the Earth's history live. For your journey back in time, there are innumerable exciting geological highlights to discover all over the Swabian Alb.

You can choose whether you would prefer to discover the beauty of fossils, immerse yourself in the fascinating cave world of the Swabian Alb, examine a meteorite crater at first hand or marvel at the oldest known artworks.

NOTICE:
Due to Corona, we strongly recommend all Geopark visitors to check opening times on the respective partner websites as indicated! We cannot guarantee to have always implemented the latest changes on our website.

Tiefenhöhle Laichingen (HHV Laichingen)

Caves

In the Swabian Alb water plays an important role. Numerous caves were leached out by its power and turned the Swabian Alb into the region with the highest density of caves in Germany. In the Geopark t …

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Fossil discovery site

Discover the world of fossils

The Swabian Alb is world-famous for its abundance of fossils. In the Jurassic period 200-142 million years ago, a warm shallow sea with numerous animals stretched out here. The shells and skeletons …

Discover the world of fossils

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Museum im Kräuterkasten Albstadt

Geopark Infocentres and Geopoints

The Geopark Infocentres guide you through various geological eras, be it to the former creatures of the Jurassic Sea, to fossilised tropical coral reefs, into the bizarre cave world of the Alb, …

Geopark Infocentres and Geopoints

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Karstquelle Blautopf in Blaubeuren (HHV Laichingen)

Geological highlights - Geotopes

The Swabian Alb has a beautyful karst landscape, unique fossil sites, volcanic vents and even a meteorite crater to offer and is one of the most various and spectacular Geoparks worldwide. The geologi …

Geological highlights - Geotopes

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Pferdchen, Fundort: Vogelherd (Hildegard Jensen, Universität Tübingen)

Archaeological highlights

In the caves of the Swabian Alb findings of worldwide interest have been discovered - the humankind's earliest work of arts, nearly 40.000 years old! It is easy to experience the history of the …

Archaeological highlights

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Geologischer Lehrpfad Schwäbisch Gmünd

Educational trails

There are different educational trails in the Geopark where you can learn more about the fascinating landscape of the Swabian Alb. The topics range from the Jurassic Periods, a metor crater up to …

Educational trails

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Gruppe am Breitenstein

Guided tours

Would you like to experience the Alb at first hand? If so, a guided tour is just the thing. The landscape guides in the Geopark Swabian Alb are usually locals who have completed a special training …

Guided tours

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Fossilienmuseum Werkforum der Fa. Holcim

Museums

Who wants to get more information about the various topics of the Geopark can visit many museums. From children's adventure world to open-air museums to lovely local museums, you will find something …

Museums

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Badhaus Bad Boll

Thermal and Mineral Baths

The Thermal and Mineral Baths in the Geopark Swabian Alb invite you to a sensuous experience. They offer relaxation and rejuvenation of body, mind and soul. These oases of peace are also the result …

Thermal and Mineral Baths

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Wanderer auf dem Lochen (Reiner Enkelmann)

Hiking, cykling & more

The Swabian Alb is a popular hiking destination. Over 640 km of graded hiking paths promise exciting tours of special quality. On the hiking paths with geological interest, you will discover …

Hiking, cykling & more

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