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The Glemswald is a mixed forest of around 13,500 hectares in Baden-Württemberg , which borders Stuttgart in the east and Leonberg , Sindelfingen and Böblingen in the west. As the largest contiguous forest area in the region, it is of great importance for the regional climate, nature conservation and local recreation in the greater Stuttgart area. Thanks to a dense network of hiking trails, rest areas and barbecue areas, the Glemswald is of great importance for local recreation in the Stuttgart region . Solitude Palace and the former Solitude race track are located in the Glemswald region of Stuttgart . It got its name from the Glems creek , which rises in the Parkseen (Stuttgart) and flows through Leonberg. Geologically, the Glemswald belongs to the Keuper Uplands of Schönbuch .

The Glemswald lies in its central area at an altitude of about 500 meters. In the north it forms a clear step over 100 meters high to the plateau around Gerlingen. In the north and west it is strongly structured by the bays of the Glems and Schwippe rivers . The valleys are characterized by meadows and dammed ponds. On the northern edge of the Glemswald (towards Feuerbach) and on its southern edge (towards the Aichtal) the terrain drops to a height of about 300 meters.

Landscape protection area

The Glemswald landscape protection area has existed since October 16, 1995 and originally had a size of around 13,460 hectares, currently the area is still 13,337.1 hectares. It encompasses the entire contiguous forest area with adjacent open spaces, valleys and parts of the Filder Plain, which extends from the forest areas northwest of Stuttgart to the northern edge of the Schönbuch. It's in the field

  1. the state capital Stuttgart (protected area no. 1.11.040 - 2883.6 ha),
  2. of the cities and communities Böblingen, Leonberg, Magstadt, Renningen, Schönaich, Sindelfingen, Steinenbronn, Waldenbuch and Weil im Schönbuch in the district of Böblingen (protected area no. 1.15.089 - 8029.9 ha),
  3. of the towns of Leinfelden-Echterdingen and Filderstadt in the Esslingen district (protected area no. 1.16.091 - 1619.0 ha),
  4. and the city of Gerlingen in the Ludwigsburg district (protected area no. 1.18.097 - 811.0 ha).

Protection purpose

According to the Protected Area Ordinance, the main protection purpose is to maintain the Glemswald as a contiguous forest area with adjacent open spaces, valleys and parts of the Filder plain

  • in its diversity, uniqueness and beauty with typical formations of the Keuperbergland such as Keuperklingen, semi-natural deciduous forests, forests that are moist to the ground, species-rich, warmth-loving forest communities, old wood stocks, natural flowing waters, orchards, grasslands and fields,
  • in order to maintain, increase or restore the special recreational value for the general public in the heavily polluted metropolitan area of ​​Stuttgart and the neighboring cities and communities,
  • in order to guarantee or improve the usability and efficiency of the natural resources, in particular the positive effects of the forest areas on the regional and microclimate and the importance of the forest areas as water donors for flowing waters and groundwater,
  • for the preservation of the diverse habitats of the native flora and fauna and in particular the biotopes of rare and threatened species and for the protection of the environment of nature reserves and extensive natural monuments.

FFH area

The Glemswald is part of the FFH area No. 7220-311 Glemswald and Stuttgarter Bucht .

Allocation of the natural area

The Glemswald belongs as a natural subunit to the Swabian Keuper-Lias-Land and is divided into

  • (104.20) Inner Glemswald and
  • (104.21) Glemswald edge heights

Web links

Commons : Glemswald  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 48 ° 47 '12.8 "  N , 9 ° 5' 3.5"  E