low mountain range in Germany
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The Swabian Jura (German: Schwäbische Alb, Bavarian: Schwobm Alb) is a plateau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The Swabian Jura is situated between the Black Forest (West), Stuttgart (North), Bavaria (East) and Lake Constance (South). A lot of fossils are found here. The highest mountain is the Lemberg (1015 m).
- There are many castles, monasteries, churches, ruins, caves and old towns in the region.
- The river Danube nearly disappears in the porous limestime near Immendingen.
- Important Towns:
- Reutlingen (the "gateway" to the Swabian Jura)
- A National Scenic Byway (Schwäbische Albstraße) leads you from the South West (Trossingen/Tuttlingen) to the North East (Aalen/Nördlingen) - length: over 200 kilometres.