Attractions in the Kaiserstuhl area
Nature in the Kaiserstuhl
The small low mountain range of volcanic origin is located in the Upper Rhine Plain and extends over 15 km in length and 12.5 km in width. The elevations, visible from afar, are framed by the high low mountain ranges of the Black Forest and the Vosges. The highest peak of the Kaiserstuhl is the Totenkopf at 556 m.
The natural landscape is characterized by dry and warm habitats, extensive terraced vineyards, meagre meadows and forests on summits and slopes. A special feature of Kaiserstuhl are also the sunken paths, gorge-like paths created by erosion of the loess layer, which served as the only connection between the villages before the roads and are now protected as a nature reserve.
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