Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 422 out of 435 hikers


  • Thorsten

    As at the beginning of the 19th century on the bottom of an abandoned Rätsandsteinbruchs the lying under the lake rock layer by natural cementation - so-called Ortsteinbildung - was impermeable to water, this almost silted, moor-like lake formed.
    Located on the highest point of the Schönbuch, the Birkensee was designated as a natural monument due to its rare for the Schönbuch plant communities.

    With its surroundings, it is one of the most interesting botanical areas in the Nature Park (low-lying Bärlapp, broadleaf and narrow-leaved cotton grass, cranberry, heather, various peat moss and the round-leaved sundew). Unfortunately, some plants have already disappeared.

    The bulten, small hills within the bog area, which are drier than the surrounding area and are therefore often overgrown with heather, suffered from the footsteps of visitors who ran wildly into the moor. Therefore, a few years ago, the Tübingen-Bebenhausen Forestry Service laid down a path made of bark mulch and a truncheon trellis. Since then, the situation has improved significantly.

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    • December 6, 2016

  • Miki

    Beautiful scenery and for the region a small pearl of nature with unusual vegetation. If you follow the footbridge and continue straight ahead, a trailer leads through the forest and small gorge to Ziegelweiher. Highly recommended!

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    • May 5, 2018

  • PeterW

    The book contains many surprises. For example, this idyllic small moor on the north side of the Bromberg.

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    • October 14, 2017

  • Horst

    Beautiful raised bog - depending on the water level always new perspectives

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    • November 21, 2016

  • Werner (FB Wandern mit Hund)

    Such a great piece of nature right outside the front door .... It's fun to walk here ...

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    • April 4, 2018

  • Jan

    A small moor, characterized by the many birches that grow here. Here grow some plants that only thrive here.

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    • March 24, 2019

  • SpecialGuest

    ... nice that the path goes through the moor

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    • May 7, 2017

  • Pamph
    • December 3, 2018

  • Claudia

    Was very nice. Really recommended😊

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    • November 10, 2019

  • Marcus

    Birkensee is a great beginner hiking spot in Naturpark Schönbuch. You do not need any additional gear besides maybe some shoes with a sturdy sole as there are many tree roots you have to walk over.
    Besides that I would recommend only going there after a couple days of sun as it might get muddy after heavy rain.

    • April 14, 2020

  • Manfred R.K.

    Quiet and idyllic place

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    • May 7, 2020

  • UweG

    Located on the highest point of the Schönbuch, the Birkensee was designated as a natural monument due to its plant communities, which are rare for the Schönbuch.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Bernd der Schwabe

    Hello you are all right. A wonderful place worth protecting. But, the more advertising, the more visitors. Please handle the little Od with care. Stay on the paths, push bikes and don't leave any rubbish behind. The Birkensee will thank you.

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    • October 22, 2020

  • Matze

    Interesting natural landscape, bog is started over a wooden walkway, the drought is noticeable. The 'lake' has shrunk to a pond.

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    • September 6, 2020

  • 🦣 Mammut Frank 🏒🥅👨🏼‍🚒🚒

    Beautiful lake - small but nice 👍🏻

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    • September 21, 2020

  • Chris

    If it wasn't in Stuttgart :) But generally a nice excursion destination

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    • October 5, 2020

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Location: Bebenhausen, Tübingen, Tübingen District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Elevation570 m

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