Göppingen District — Scenic Mountain Views, Fossil Hunting

The Göppingen district sits amid the Swabian Alb — a low mountain range of green hills and ancient woodland. Belonging to the Stuttgart region, it offers geological as well as architectural history.

Göppingen District Map

Map of the Göppingen District

Towns & Villages in the Göppingen District

Fossils are frequently found in the rocks around here, including a particularly impressive ichthyosauria fossil which scientists have dated to over 180 million years ago.

The fossil can still be seen in the town hall at Donzdorf which, together with other local buildings such as the old vicarage and a number of churches, really have to been seen to be believed. Towering above, with their white walls and half-timbered fronts these are thoroughly impressive buildings.

Interestingly there is also a sizable wind farm nearby which contrasts sharply but not unpleasantly with the older buildings here.

Uhingen is another town well worth a visit, being surrounded by stunning scenery worthy of a hike or cycle ride. You may also catch a glimpse of the two castle ruins — Staufeneck and Ramsberg — which sit on the nearby hillsides near the tracks. The ruins peak through the trees at you, encouraging further exploration, and the views from the top are well worth the walk.

 

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