Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DE8431371)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since November 2004
  • Country: Germany
  • Administrative region: Oberbayern (DE21), Schwaben (DE27)
  • Surface area: 276 km2 (27588.85 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 17 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 33 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (17)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 6
Mammals 3
Mosses & Liverworts 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 40
3230 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Myricaria germanica 2
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 170
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 15
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 1600
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 4
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 130
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 2000
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 192.28
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 40.47
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 0.88
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 5
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 60
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 2.1
6520 Mountain hay meadows 50
7110 Active raised bogs 60
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 40
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 2
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 3
7230 Alkaline fens 62
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 1
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 800
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 20
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1000
8310 Caves not open to the public 1
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 10
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 4000
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 80
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 100
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 100
91D0 Bog woodland 75
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 210
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 300

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
November 2004
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
March 2008
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) April 2016
Date of Standard data form update June 2016

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Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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