The Swabian Alb crosses Swabia from southwest to northeast and forms a unique landscape of a Jurassic mountain range.
The low mountain range belongs to a mountain range that stretches from Switzerland to the Franconian Alb. The area of the Swabian Alb has a length of about 180 km and a width of up to 40 km.
The Alb is a plateau that rises flat from the southeast from the Danube and has a sharp, often rocky slope to the northwest. It is markedly rural in character. Albstadt is the only somewhat larger town and supply center for the region.
Vacationers like to be drawn to the Swabian Alb. Hiking through the sparsely populated landscape or climbing on the rocks at the Albrand is one of the most popular activities in the region. In addition, numerous castles and castle ruins and caves attract visitors.
Swabian Alb – what can you do?
Albstadt is a textile town. As early as the middle of the 19th century, factories produced clothes here and this has remained the case until today. The Mey company is also based in Albstadt and in addition to production and a large factory outlet, you can also visit the Mey sewing machine museum with the…
The premium hiking trail Traufgang Hossinger Leiter is one of the most popular hiking trails in the area of the Swabian Alb. We were almost magically attracted by the circular hiking trail of 8.7 kilometers and in pleasant autumnal weather we set out on the hike "Traufgang Hossinger Leiter".
Overnight stays on the Swabian Alb
Travel information about the Swabian Alb
The nearest national airports are Stuttgart Airport, Nuremberg Airport, Munich Airport and Zurich Airport.
ICE train stations are located in Stuttgart and Ulm. The IC stops in Aalen, Horb, Rottweil and Tuttlingen. On the Alb plateau there are usually hourly stops of RE and RB trains.
The federal highways A 7 and A 8 cross the Swabian Alb. In addition, numerous federal and country roads lead through the low mountain range.
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The Swabian Alb is served by several regional and national railroad lines, but on some routes there is only sporadic or no passenger traffic at all. On some lines there is occasionally (especially on weekends) tourist traffic with historic steam trains or railcars.
The bus line network is very wide-meshed and many lines run very infrequently. In addition, some areas are not served at all.
When traveling with your own vehicle, sudden ice slippery conditions can be expected in the spring and fall when driving up the Alb. The car is the most frequently used means of transport in the region.
The AlbCard is issued free of charge to overnight guests at check-in by over 100 participating accommodation establishments. With this card, you can, for example, use the public transport in the region free of charge during your stay. In addition, about 130 sights and experiences offer free one-time admission when you present this card.
Die Karte gilt vom Anreise- bis einschließlich dem Abreisetag.