Neidlinger Alb

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FFH area
"Neidlinger Alb"
Neidlinger valley

Neidlinger valley

location District of Esslingen and District of Göppingen , Baden-Württemberg , Germany
Identifier DE-7423-341
WDPA ID 555521921
Natura 2000 ID DE7423341
FFH area 15.701 km²
Geographical location 48 ° 35 '  N , 9 ° 34'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 35 '21 "  N , 9 ° 34' 24"  E
Neidlinger Alb (Baden-Württemberg)
Neidlinger Alb
Setup date January 1, 2005
administration Regional Council Stuttgart

The FFH area Neidlinger Alb is a protected area (protected area identifier DE-7423-341) in the German state of Baden-Württemberg that was registered in 2005 by the Stuttgart regional council in accordance with Directive 92/43 / EEC (Fauna-Flora-Habitat Directive) . With the ordinance of the regional council of Stuttgart on the definition of areas of community importance of October 30, 2018, the protected area was established.


The 1570.1 hectare protected area consists of seven sub-areas and belongs to the natural areas 094 - Middle Kuppenalb and 101 - Foreland of the central Swabian Alb within the natural spatial units 09 - Swabian Alb and 10 - Swabian Keuper-Lias-Land . It is located along the Albtraufs and on the Swabian Alb around the municipality of Neidlingen and extends over the markings of eight cities and municipalities in the districts of Esslingen and Göppingen:

Description and purpose of protection

Alb foreland with the eroded volcanic cone of Limburg . Wooded Alb eaves with natural beech forests and sloping and ravine forests. Deeply indented, partially water-bearing blades, different types of grassland, orchards, lime-poor grasslands, juniper heaths, calcareous pioneer grasslands, calcareous tufa springs, limestone debris heaps, limestone cliffs, bristle grass grass, marsh grass meadows in the Middle Jura. The relics of Alb volcanism in the Kirchheim-Urach area include volcanic cones, the Randecker Maar and the Schopflocher peat bog . It is an area with 28 caves.

Habitat classes

(general characteristics of the area) (percentage of total area)

Information according to the standard data sheet from the Official Journal of the European Union

N10 - Moist and mesophilic grassland
N14 - Meliorated grassland
1 %
N15 - dry grassland, steppes
N16 - deciduous forest
N17 - coniferous forest
1 %
N19 - mixed forest

Habitat types

The following habitat types according to Annex I of the Habitats Directive occur in the area:

Habitat type (official name) Short name Hectares
5130 Formations of Juniperus communis on limestone heaths and lawns Juniper Heath 9.50
6110 Gap basophilic or lime pioneer lawn (Alysso-Sedion albi) Base-rich or lime pioneer lawn 0.05
6210 Near-natural dry limestone lawns and their stages of shrubbery (Festuco-Brometalia) Lime grassland 23.11
6230 Species-rich montane grass grass (and submontane on mainland Europe) on silicate soils Species-rich bristle grass lawn 0.72
6410 Pipe grass meadows on lime-rich soil, peaty and clayey-silty soils (Molinion caeruleae) Pipe grass meadows 0.50
6430 Moist tall herbaceous vegetation of the planar and montane to alpine level Moist tall herbaceous vegetation 0.11
6510 Lean lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) Lean, lowland hay meadows 83.00
7140 Transitional and swinging lawn bogs Transitional and swinging lawn bogs 1.00
7220 Tufa springs (cratoneurion) Tufa springs 0.154
8160 Calcareous debris heaps of the colline to montane level of Central Europe Lime debris heaps 0.33
8210 Limestone cliffs with crevice vegetation Limestone cliffs with crevice vegetation 0.30
8310 Caves that are not open to tourists Caves and balms 0.001
9110 Grove beech forest (Luzulo-Fagetum) Grove beech forests 2.60
9130 Woodruff beech forest (Asperulo-Fagetum) Woodruff beech forest 742.90
9150 Central European orchid-lime-beech forest (Cephalanthero-Fagion) Orchid beech forests 8.10
9180 Mixed ravine and hillside forests (Tilio-Acerion) Mixed ravine and hillside forests 26.30
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) Alluvial forests with alder, ash, willow 4.40

Contiguous protected areas

Several landscape protection areas are wholly or partially congruent with the FFH area. The FFH area is almost entirely in the bird sanctuary No. 7422-441 Middle Swabian Alb . To the west, the FFH area of Alb borders directly between Jusi and Teck .

The following nature reserves are in the FFH area:

See also

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