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Welcome to the Swabian Forest!

The splendid, and in some places almost untouched, idyllic landscape of the Swabian Forest lies before the gates of Stuttgart, the county’s capital, rubbing shoulders with the bustle of one of the economic metropolitan regions of Europe. The forest is the largest wooded area in Württemberg, and its soubriquet of “green lung” for the Stuttgart region is well-justified. Here, the visitor can enjoy “wood-ness” for hour upon hour.

Geological events have bestowed on this tract of land – today characterized by agriculture and forestry – with a special diversity in natural features. In swift succession, the visitor will discover deep gorges, charming orchard meadows, dreaming lakes, tranquil woods and sun-drenched vineyards.

The World Heritage Site Roman Limes, as well as historically important mills, old mines steeped in legend and relics from the rafting and glass-blowing industries, offer those interested in history a plethora of eventful and evocative stories and history. Every visitor – those seeking relaxation or sporting activities, or families with children – will find a broad palette of activities on offer ranging from tough mountain bike tours and easy family bike rides through theme hikes, Nordic walking, mill-trail tours, Limes explorations to snowshoe hikes, cross-country skiing, steam-train rides, horseback riding and much more.

Let yourself be inspired and take the plunge into the world of the Swabian Forest. We look forward to welcoming you – on this internet page and in real life!

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Castle Lautereck (Sulzbach)
Castle Lautereck (Sulzbach)
atmosphere in autumn in the Swabian Forest
atmosphere in autumn in the Swabian Forest
atmosphere in autumn in the Swabian Forest
atmosphere in autumn in the Swabian Forest
Hörschbach waterfall (Murrhardt)
Hörschbach waterfall (Murrhardt)
winter in the Swabian Forest
winter in the Swabian Forest
skilift in Gschwend
skilift in Gschwend
winter in the Swabian Forest (Gschwend)
winter in the Swabian Forest (Gschwend)
cross-country ski-track
cross-country ski-track
grindstone gallery (Spiegelberg)
grindstone gallery (Spiegelberg)
ancient silver gallery (Wüstenrot)
ancient silver gallery (Wüstenrot)
high rope course (Althütte-Sechselberg)
high rope course (Althütte-Sechselberg)
Strümpfelbach valley (Althütte)
Strümpfelbach valley (Althütte)
Lower Castle (Alfdorf)
Lower Castle (Alfdorf)
mammoth tree "Wellingtonie" (Wüstenrot)
mammoth tree "Wellingtonie" (Wüstenrot)
Hagberg tower (Gschwend)
Hagberg tower (Gschwend)
viadukt of the swabian forest railway
viadukt of the swabian forest railway
Swabian Forest Fairy 2013
Jessica Wurster - Swabian Forest Fairy 2013
Swabian Forest Fairy 2014
Pia Pfitzenmaier - Swabian Forest Fairy 2014
Swabian Forest Fairy 2015
Jessica Welz - Swabian Forest Fairy 2015
Sonja Bischoff - Swabian Forest Fairy 2016
Sara Zaiss - Swabian Forest Fairy 2017
viewpoint
viewpoint
gorge "Tobelschlucht" (Spiegelberg)
gorge "Tobelschlucht" (Spiegelberg)
Swabian Forest Railway
Swabian Forest Railway
castle Reichenberg (Oppenweiler)
castle Reichenberg (Oppenweiler)
"Eins + Alles" Experiential Park (Welzheim)
"Eins + Alles" Experiential Park (Welzheim)
cathedral of meadows (Eins+Alles)
cathedral of meadows (Eins+Alles)
ancient wine press (Aspach)
ancient wine press (Aspach)
picnic area Hankertsmühle (Mainhardt)
picnic area Hankertsmühle (Mainhardt)
idyllic Hagmühle (mill) in Alfdorf
idyllic Hagmühle (mill) in Alfdorf
oil mill Michelau (Rudersberg)
oil mill Michelau (Rudersberg)
Heinlesmühle (mill) Alfdorf
Heinlesmühle (mill) Alfdorf
Walterichs church (Murrhardt)
Walterichs church (Murrhardt)
Glattenzainbachmühle (mill) in Murrhardt-Kirchenkirnberg
Glattenzainbachmühle (mill) in Murrhardt-Kirchenkirnberg
millwheel of the Glattenzainbachmühle (Murrhardt-Kirchenkirnberg)
millwheel of the Glattenzainbachmühle (Murrhardt-Kirchenkirnberg)
Waldsee (lake) Murrhardt-Fornsbach (Foto: Mende)
Waldsee (lake) Murrhardt-Fornsbach (Foto: Mende)
interior of the Seemühle (mill) in Unterweissach
interior of the Seemühle (mill) in Unterweissach
Ebnisee
Ebnisee (Kaisersbach)
Menzlesmühle (mill) in Kaisersbach
Menzlesmühle (mill) in Kaisersbach
mountain biking in the Swabian Forest
mountain biking in the Swabian Forest
Archaeological Park Eastern Fort (Welzheim)
Archaeological Park Eastern Fort (Welzheim)
Archaeological Park Eastern Fort (Welzheim)
Archaeological Park Eastern Fort (Welzheim)
Limes and watchtower (Großerlach-Grab)
Limes and watchtower (Großerlach-Grab)
winter at the Limes-watchtower in Grab
winter at the Limes-watchtower in Grab
roman museum (Mainhardt)
roman museum (Mainhardt)
water castle (Oppenweiler)
water castle (Oppenweiler)
gorge "Edenbachschlucht" in Welzheim
gorge "Edenbachschlucht" in Welzheim
"Ochsenhau" Althütte
"Ochsenhau" Althütte

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