The last remnants of the only bog on the Swabian Alb. From the 17th and 18th century peat was mined here, partly by convicts.
Only in 1942, the moor was declared a nature reserve, after it was almost completely ruined by merciless mining and drainage. The moor slowly continues to die because there is still more water in it than it flows into.
The Schopflocher Nature Conservation Center offers guided tours to the moor.
April 21, 2019
The Schopflocher Moor represents a scenic feature in the karst area of the Swabian Alb. It owes its creation to a water-retaining clay layer, which was created by the weathering of the rock filling of a volcanic vent. Due to the silting up of the Maarsee, which was once present at this point, the only larger raised bog in the Swabian Alb developed, benefiting from the high rainfall on the Albtrauf.
December 20, 2020
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