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Recommended by 377 out of 386 hikers


  • Sandra

    A deep blue lake, which by the way also inspired Eduard Mörike to his "Stuttgart Hutzelmännlein" - written in Swabian dialect with a tongue twister: "S'leit a Klötzle lead same with Blaubeura, same with Blaubeura leit a Klötzle lead."
    In it he also tells of the beautiful Lau, a cross between a woman and a water nix who was banished by her husband in the blue pot, because she could not laugh and gave him only dead children.

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    • April 12, 2015

  • Alex

    The blue pot is the second most water-rich karst spring in Germany after the Aachtopf.
    The blue color is caused by the light scattering on the smallest lime particles in the water. Due to the small size of the particles in the nanometer range, the blue light is preferably scattered.

    The blue pot is followed by a large, mostly underwater cave system, which is explored by divers. In 2006, a 170 x 50 x 50m dry cave was discovered.

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    • December 31, 2016

  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    The Blautopf is a karst spring, 21m deep, in which springs the blue, barely imaginable that tile up to 32,000 L / s

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    • November 30, 2016

  • Andy

    Due to light scattering due to small molecules, this results in a special natural spectacle. Best to visit outside the holiday season, as the tourist crowd is now very large.

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    • July 10, 2018

  • Mathias

    A historical place. There springs the blue, which flows into the Danube in Ulm.
    Some people discover the "beautiful Lau", according to legend, a water mermaid living there ...
    More info at:

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    • June 6, 2017

  • Robi

    The color of the water is just something very special!

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    • March 9, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    I do not know how many times I've been there but I've never looked back. No matter what season you come, you will always be rewarded with great colors and impressions.

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    • February 28, 2018

  • Sina Bosse

    full of beauty

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    • October 6, 2018

  • Andy

    The blue pot in Blaubeuren in Baden-Württemberg is the second-richest karst spring in Germany. This is where the blue springs, which after about 22 kilometers in the city of Ulm flows into the Danube.

    Known is the blue pot for the depending on the light more or less intense, but always striking blue color of its water. The blue color is caused by a physical effect of light scattering (so-called Rayleigh scattering) on the nanoscale lime particles that are dispersed in the water. Due to their small size, the blue light is preferably scattered and produces the blue glow. The same effect can be observed with the Blue Lagoon in Iceland; There, the effect is caused by nanoscale silicate particles.


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    • July 8, 2018

  • Andy

    Always worth a trip.

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    • July 22, 2018

  • Enrico

    Beautiful circular hiking trails and city scenery.

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    • June 18, 2017

  • Speedy

    Very nice place to stay.

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    • July 28, 2018

  • timm

    According to the guide, the pond is 21m deep

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    • July 6, 2019

  • Speedy

    The place invites you to linger.

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    • July 28, 2018

  • Borteus

    extremely deep and beautiful blue color

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    • June 26, 2019

  • HeinzF

    nice experience the blue pot source of the river blue - very nice colors And you can also walk here beautiful

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    • July 8, 2019

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    • July 9, 2018

  • Zingiber

    Very impressive color in the blue pot, also the entrance to a strongly branched cave system.

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    • September 20, 2019

  • HAm

    Already felt 100 times been there ... But a Blaubeuren visit without having been on Blautopf is like a visit to Berlin without the Brandenburg Gate ... 😉

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    • October 4, 2019

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Location: Blaubeuren, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Tübingen District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Elevation510 m

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