Heckengäu

Hecken
The Heckengäu is a part of the Gäu, a region in the counties of Böblingen, Calw, Ludwigsburg and Enzkreis in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.wikipedia
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Gäu (Baden-Württemberg)

GäuGäu landscape
The Heckengäu is a part of the Gäu, a region in the counties of Böblingen, Calw, Ludwigsburg and Enzkreis in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
Because the region is further subdivided into the Oberes Gäu or Korngäu, Heckengäu, Strohgäu and Zabergäu it is also referred to as die Gäue (pl).

Enzkreis

EnzEnz districtEnz (district)
The Heckengäu is a part of the Gäu, a region in the counties of Böblingen, Calw, Ludwigsburg and Enzkreis in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Deufringen

It is located in the Heckengäu area between the Black Forest and Stuttgart.

Friolzheim

It is located on the edge of the Northern Black Forest in the Heckengäu.

Enzweihingen

Enzweihingen lies about three miles southeast of the centre of Vaihingen, between Strohgäu and Heckengäu, at the confluence of the Kreuzbach, Strudelbach and Enz.

Böblingen (district)

BöblingenBöblingen districtdistrict of Böblingen
The Heckengäu is a part of the Gäu, a region in the counties of Böblingen, Calw, Ludwigsburg and Enzkreis in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Calw (district)

CalwCalw districtdistrict of Calw
The Heckengäu is a part of the Gäu, a region in the counties of Böblingen, Calw, Ludwigsburg and Enzkreis in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Ludwigsburg (district)

Ludwigsburgdistrict of LudwigsburgLudwigsburg district
The Heckengäu is a part of the Gäu, a region in the counties of Böblingen, Calw, Ludwigsburg and Enzkreis in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Baden-Württemberg

Baden-WuerttembergBaden-WurttembergBaden Württemberg
The Heckengäu is a part of the Gäu, a region in the counties of Böblingen, Calw, Ludwigsburg and Enzkreis in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Stuttgart

Stuttgart, GermanyStuttgart, West GermanyVaihingen
The Heckengäu lies west of the state capital of Stuttgart.

Vaihingen an der Enz

VaihingenKleinglattbachVaihingen County
It forms an elongated strip of land, over 50 km long, running from Vaihingen an der Enz in the north to Haiterbach in the south, and covers parts of the counties of Böblingen, Calw, Ludwigsburg and the Enzkreis.

Haiterbach

Beihingen
It forms an elongated strip of land, over 50 km long, running from Vaihingen an der Enz in the north to Haiterbach in the south, and covers parts of the counties of Böblingen, Calw, Ludwigsburg and the Enzkreis.

Northern Black Forest

Northern
In the west it borders on the Northern Black Forest and, in the east, on the regions of the Korngäu, Strohgäu and Schönbuch.

Schönbuch

Schönbuch nature parkSchönbuch Natural Parkwild Schönbuch parkland
In the west it borders on the Northern Black Forest and, in the east, on the regions of the Korngäu, Strohgäu and Schönbuch.

Karst

karstickarst topographykarstification
Due to its karstified muschelkalk bedrock, the Heckengäu is a dry, edaphic region.

Muschelkalk

Lower Muschelkalklimestonecellular dolomite
Due to its karstified muschelkalk bedrock, the Heckengäu is a dry, edaphic region.

Edaphology

edaphicedaphic endemicsedaphic plant communities
Due to its karstified muschelkalk bedrock, the Heckengäu is a dry, edaphic region.

Rendzina

rendzina soilsRendzinen
Its typical soils are rendzinas and, in terrain hollows, loess deposits from which brown earths (Parabraunerden) can form.

Loess

lössloess soilloess soils
Its typical soils are rendzinas and, in terrain hollows, loess deposits from which brown earths (Parabraunerden) can form.

Brown earth

brown soilbrown forestbrown forest soil
Its typical soils are rendzinas and, in terrain hollows, loess deposits from which brown earths (Parabraunerden) can form.

Dry valley

drydry river valleys
The Heckengäu has karstic topographic features such as dry valleys, dolines, karst springs, pots and washouts (Ausschwemmungen).

Sinkhole

sinkholesdolineshakehole
The Heckengäu has karstic topographic features such as dry valleys, dolines, karst springs, pots and washouts (Ausschwemmungen).

Karst spring

Vruljakarst springskarstic spring
The Heckengäu has karstic topographic features such as dry valleys, dolines, karst springs, pots and washouts (Ausschwemmungen).

Pit cave

pitpotholepits
The Heckengäu has karstic topographic features such as dry valleys, dolines, karst springs, pots and washouts (Ausschwemmungen).

Juniper

JuniperusjunipersJuniper trees
The Heckengäu is also characterised by juniper heaths and orchards, but most of all by hedges that are grow on rows of fieldstones and are reflected in the name of the region (Hecken = hedges).