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Natural games

If you have chosen a hiking holiday in Bad Urach, you can look forward to numerous natural wonders, there’s a reason Bad Urach is in the heart of the Swabian Alb biosphere region and the UNESCO Global GeoPark Swabian Alb.

Uracher waterfall

The Urach waterfall is probably the most famous of the Swabian Alb and is one of the special attractions of the "UNESCO Global Geopark Swabian Alb" and the UNESCO-recognized "Biosphere Area Swabian Alb".

Alles zum Uracher Wasserfall

Hohenurach Castle Ruins

Bad Urach

Built in the 11th century by the Dukes of Urach, in the 16th century Hohenurach Castle was developed into a major fortification by the Dukes of Württemberg. It has been a ruin since 1765 and is Bad Urach's landmark.

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Güterstein Waterfall

Bad Urach

The Güterstein waterfall flows down a number of small cascades to a man-made pool which gives it a distinctive character. It is more hidden and more romantic than the Urach Waterfall, but no less impressive.

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Lookout points and panoramic views

Through the valley at the foot of the Swabian Alb, many hiking trails lead up to fantastic views along the Albkante. In order to provide you with an overview, we have compiled the most spectacular for you.

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Hohenwittlingen Castle Ruins

Bad Urach

This ruined castle stands above Wittlingen district of Bad Urach and offers a fabulous view of the Erms valley. You can combine a visit here with a walk to the Wolfschlucht (Wolf Ravine) and the Schillerhöhle cave.

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Falkenstein Cave

Bad Urach

The Falkenstein Cave is an active water cave through which the River Elsach flows.

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The Schillerhöhle Cave

Bad Urach

The Schillerhöhle Cave is one of the caves in the Swabian Alb of which part is open for public access. It will be recognisable to readers of the 1876 novel "Rulaman" by David Friedrich Weinland as the "Tulkahöhle".

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Show and training orchard

Bad Urach

The Obst- und Gartenbauverein Bad Urach – the Bad Urach Fruit-growers and Gardeners Association – maintains a training orchard that is publicly accessible in the picturesquely situated municipal orchard at Unterer Galgenberg. This offers a panoramic view towards the Kurzentrum and the town.

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Rulamanweg

Bad Urach

The Rulamanweg (Rulaman path), a timewalk through history back to our Stoneage forefathers, is inspired by the Children’s book “Rulaman” by the author and naturalist David Friedrich Weinland.

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