Geology of the Swabian Alb
The Swabian Alb boasts world-famous fossil sites and is not merely a history book of the Jurassic Period that can be read in stone, but is also the region with the largest number of caves in Germany. It is a karst landscape which evolved over millions of years with a unique incidence of fossils, volcano craters and even a meteorite crater. Its Ice Age caves have divulged the oldest known artworks.
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UNESCO Global Geopark
In 2015 the Swabian Alb was designated a UNESCO Global Geopark - and thus received the highest quality seal for landscapes. We are proud to be a member of the worldwide UNESCO family. 161 UNESCO Global Geoparks work hand in hand with local communities worldwide on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations in order to protect our environment. Together they celebrate earth heritage and promote a sustainable future. Curious? Then read on. It's worth it.
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