Swabian Mountains

The Swabian Mountains is in a low mountain range in Baden-Württemberg.

Burg Lichtenstein


Much of the Swabian Mountains consists of gentle to moderate hills often covered with forest or cleared for small-scale agriculture. It occupies the region bounded by the Danube in the southeast and the upper Neckar in the northwest. In the southwest it rises to the higher mountains of the Black Forest.

The Swabian Mountains (German: Schwäbische Alb) are also known as Swabian Jura or Swabian Alb.


On the plateau
In the foreland

Other destinations

Hohenzollern Castle in winter


Locals in the areas speak the distinct German dialect known as Swabian German (German: Schwäbisch), which varies even throughout the area. The dialect at the top of the plateau is stronger than the broadest Swabian of the lowland areas. Across the whole Swabian region, many phrases and grammar are highly localized, even down to the village level.

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