The Weinberg nature conservation area, which was designated in 1998, boasts a unique flora. The extensive calcareuous (chalky) grasslands are kept open by farmers within the context of contract nature conservation.
Designated in 1998, the Weinberg nature conservation zone possesses unique flora. The extensive calcareous grasslands are kept open by farmers within the context of contract nature conservation.
Until the Federal Border Protection Service (BGS) moved in in 1959, the areas were used agriculturally only as pastures and for exercises by the BGS.
Rare plant species that have settled there are the pasque flower in the early spring, orchids such as the fragrant orchid, the carline thistle, the thyme, the fringed gentian and the viper’s bugloss. Wild juniper can also be found on southerly-facing slopes.
The species diversity offers a habitat for insects, birds and small mammals, as well as rare butterflies (swallowtail and mourning cloak), bird varieties such as the shrike, but also the whitethroat and the lesser whitethroat.
Walkers are asked not to leave the paths in order to protect rare species and make sure that other walkers can enjoy them!
Signed route: 4.8 km (3 miles) in length
Time needed: 1.5 hours for walkers / 45 minutes for Nordic Walking
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