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Sites of Interest

The Geopark Ries has a multitude of sightseeing attractions of environmental, historical and cultural interest. It seems that the Geopark visitor encounters one at every turn! A cluster of excellently preserved fortresses, castles, churches and monasteries from the Middle Ages and later periods are related by their interesting histories and importance beyond the region. Imposing ruins and battlefields bear witness to times of struggle. Each fascinating location exudes its own distinctive charm—from Nördlingen’s old city surrounded by a round and walkable city wall, to the idyllic pilgrimage site of Wemding, to the town and fortress of Harburg beside the river Wörnitz.