Schopflocher Moor

Schopfloch Moor

Useful Information

Location: 40 km northwest of Ulm.
From Ulm 39 km on the B28, then 7 km B465 to turnoff Schopfloch.
From A8 exit Kirchheim/Teck 15 km B465 to turnoff Schopfloch.
Through Schopfloch, towards Ochsenwang.
Open: Moor: no restrictions
Naturschutzzentrum (visitor center): 15-APR to 15-OCT Tue-Fri 14-17, Sun 11-17
16-OCT to 14-APR 1st Sun of month 11-17.
Fee: free
Classification: marsh, moor, swamp, KarstDoline Karstsinks.
Light: n/a
Dimension: Ar=50 ha.
Guided tours: After appointmet at the Naturschutzzentrum Schopflocher Alb
Bibliography: Schopflocher Moor, Kleiner Führer durch das Naturschutzgebiet. (Deutsch - German)
Address: Naturschutzzentrum Schopflocher Alb, Vogelloch 1, 73252 Lenningen-Schopfloch, Tel: +49-7026-95012-0, Fax: +49-7026-95012-10, Fax: +49-7026/95012-10.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.


1784 start of peat harvesting, later clay quarrying for bricks.
1907 end of peat harvesting.
1931 area bought by the Schwäbischer Albverein.
1942 declared a Naturschutzgebiet (Natural Monument).
1983 protected area increased.
1996 foundation and inauguration of the Naturschutzzentrum Schopflocher Alb. Coordination of protection activities and public relations.