The Swabian Alb is a low mountain range with more than 2800 caves being recorded - more than everywhere else in Central Europe. Twelve show caves and a visitor mine are open to the public.
Every visit is unique experience! Our cave explorer map reveals the secret of each cave.
Journey into the earth's history along geopoints
Our geopoints are signposts on the exciting journey into the earth's history in the Swabian Alb. Open your eyes for the wondrous details: you can read the landscape of the Swabian Alb like a walk-in history book with chapters reaching from the very beginning to the present day.
Rock was formed and eroded again. These processes have been going on for millions of years - depending on the climate and environmental conditions. Everywhere in the Alb you can find sites and evidence of this changeful history of formation. They tell us about their geological era and are like a precious window into the past.
The UNESCO Global Geopark Swabian Alb has a manifold landscape. It is subject to constant change based on geological processes and phenomena. If you follow the way of the water, the traces of volcanism and the ice ages, you will realize: change takes place at every moment. That is why the living landscapes of the Swabian Alb are fascinating at every turn.
The Swabian Alb is of overwhelming natural beauty and cultural richness. When we take a closer look on landscape, geology and heritage, we learn to understand the worldwide significance. Each Geopark information centre reflects a fascinating facet of natural and cultural history and explains the correlations.
Together, the 28 museums, educational institutions and nature conservation centres create a multi-layered picture of the Swabian Alb - the unique mosaic of the Geopark. Look forward to fascinating views, insights and perspectives.
Our Geopark School project starts where the foundations for our future are laid: with children and young people. The most important educational mission for UNESCO Global Geoparks is to create an understanding of the need to protect the Earth and its unique natural and cultural landscapes.
Together with the Geopark schools, we dedicate ourselves to this goal by geological and environmental education that is tied in locally. We show how Swabian people, culture and nature are interconnected. This is how we initiate a transfer of knowledge that is deeply rooted in the love of our heimat.