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Geologischer Lehrpfad Schwäbisch Gmünd

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 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 tufa.

Zillhauser Wasserfall (Stadt Balingen)

Geo hiking trail Balingen-Zillhausen

In Balingen-Zillhausen, the open layers of Brown Jurassic rock (Dogger) are particularly impressive. This geological feature is the focus of the Geo Hiking Trail

Geo hiking trail Balingen-Zillhausen

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Härtsfeld, Naturschutzgebiet Dossinger Tal (Lkr. Heidenheim)

grüner pfad (green path) härtsfeld

The cycle path entitled "grüner pfad härtsfeld" leads you through a pristine and striking landscape of the Swabian Alb. On this tour, you can experience two Geoparks:

grüner pfad (green path) härtsfeld

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UrMeerPfad Gerstetten (Gemeinde Gerstetten)

Primordial Ocean Path Gerstetten

The primordial seas have left behind reefs and a phenomenal cliff here. In the Coral Reef Museum in Gerstetten, you can admire the fossilized corals and other sea dwellers. If you

Primordial Ocean Path Gerstetten

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Bodenlehrpfad Beuren (Verlag Ulrich E. Grauer)

Soil nature trail "Hidden horizons"

If you always wanted to know more about the soil under your feet, you can discover it for yourself on the soil nature trail "Hidden horizons – Soils on the Alb escarpment" in Beuren. The trail

Soil nature trail "Hidden horizons"

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Kalktuffpfad im Wiesatztal (Erich Bader)

Tufa path in Wiesaz valley

The Gönningen tufa educational trail has a length of around 5 km and runs from Gönningen Town Hall through the idyllic Wiesaz valley to behind the Gönningen

Tufa path in Wiesaz valley

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Gustav Strömfeld path

The Gustav Strömfeld path celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2012. The Swabian Alb Society, Ermsgau, would like to take this opportunity of renewing and modernising

Gustav Strömfeld path

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Vogelherdhöhle (Lkr. Heidenheim)

Neandertal path

The Neandertal path is not a classic educational trail but a sort of informative hiking path. It starts at the Geopark Infocentre "Höhle des Löwenmenschen"

Neandertal path

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Geology educational trail Eislingen

The educational trail "JURASSIC SEA and MORE" offers you an insight into the geology, natural history and historical features of this landscape on

Geology educational trail Eislingen

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Felslehrpfad Inzigkofen (Naturschutzzentrum Obere Donau)

Rock educational trail Inzigkofen

The first rock educational trail in the world was opened at the viewing rock between Dietfurt and Inzigkofen  in July 2007 in the Danube Valley. It gives climbers

Rock educational trail Inzigkofen

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Heimatgeschichtlicher Rundweg Veringenstadt

Local history circular trail Veringenstadt

The local history circular trail located outside the town in the forest provides interesting information at 3 stations on the topics of pisolitic iron ore excavation, sponge reefs and old settlement sites.

Local history circular trail Veringenstadt

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Geologischer Lehrpfad Schwäbisch Gmünd (Ostalbkreis)

Geological educational trail Schwäbisch Gmünd

The scenery varies widely along the route (5 km) of this educational trail which leads from the keuper sandstone layers of Stubensandstein and Trossingen

Geological educational trail Schwäbisch Gmünd

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Geologischer Lehrpfad im Meteorkrater Steinheim (Reiner Enkelmann)

Geological educational trail in the meteor crater

About 15 million years ago, our region was shaken by the impact of two meteorites. They have left behind craters in Steinheim in the East Alb and in Ries. These

Geological educational trail in the meteor crater

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Wiesensteiger GEOPFAD (Herbert Saum)

GEO TRAIL Wiesensteig

The Wiesensteig GEO TRAIL leads you across the Sommerberg mountain to geological windows in which nature reveals a glimpse of rock millions of years old from

GEO TRAIL Wiesensteig

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Besucherbergwerk Tiefer Stollen (Ostalbkreis)

Aalen-Wasseralfingen mine path

The mine path in Wasseralfingen is a circular walk which connects all the points above ground relating to mining history. It begins at the Tiefer Stollen mine which is open to visitors and is around 3.5 km long.

Aalen-Wasseralfingen mine path

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Dolinenweg Hengen

Doline trail Bad Urach-Hengen

This 8-km path takes the hiker past various dolines and gives interesting information on the local geology and history, flora and fauna.

Doline trail Bad Urach-Hengen

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"Langert" geological educational trail

The Langert geological educational trail has been in existence since 1961. It was one of the first of its kind in Germany. Information panels and diagrams

"Langert" geological educational trail

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Squatina Acanthoderma aus dem Nusplinger Plattenkalk (Naturkundemuseum Stuttgart)

Geo educational trail "Im Reich der Meerengel"

The world-famous Nusplingen platy limestone and the scientific excavation of the outstandingly well preserved fossils found here are the focus of the approximately

Geo educational trail "Im Reich der Meerengel"

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Geoerlebnisareal Bolheim (Lkr. Heidenheim)

Primeval world path Bolheim

Travel back in time on the Primeval World Path to primordial times 160 million years ago and discover at 12 stopping points how the Alb scenery was transformed

Primeval world path Bolheim

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Riverbank trail "Lebendige Lauchert"

The educational trail "Lebendige Lauchert" provides information on water as a habitat and the scenery and history of the Lauchert River. You can find out all sorts

Riverbank trail "Lebendige Lauchert"

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Geological educational trail on oil shale

On the banks of the Schömberg reservoir, the oil shale of the Black Jurassic epsilon layer can be clearly seen in truncated form. The educational trail was laid

Geological educational trail on oil shale

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