Here, the landscape is a very special, sandy soil as far as the eye can see, a sand pit, where previously the sand was apparently mined. There are information boards about vegetation and wildlife and some benches where you can relax.
I always like to come over, while cycling, running or hiking.
September 25, 2019
The dunes between Walldorf and Sandhausen are part of the inland dunes, a special feature of the northern Upper Rhine plain.The dune range south of Sandhausen was released for sand mining in the 1970s; mining was not stopped until 1980. The Zugmantel-Bandholz area essentially comprises the site of the former sand pit.In 1985 the sand pit with its water areas was placed under nature protection. (Https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zugmantel-Bandholz)
January 21, 2020
The nature reserve Zugmantel-Bandholz near Sandhausen is located southeast of Sandhausen in the community forest "Bandholz".
The nature reserve was created in a former gravel pit and placed under protection in 1995 after rare plant and animal species were settled. It consists of a mixture of bodies of water, forests and open sand lawns, which are mainly home to drought-loving plants. Above all on the open sandy areas, one can find insect and plant species that are adapted to the drought and otherwise rather untypical for the region.
September 1, 2021
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