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Blaubeuren, "Blauberg"

Material name: Chert, "Hornstein"
Synonyms: "Kieselknollen"
Material (geologic): Jurassic chert
Typical grey material from "Blauberg"
Foto: Elburg/van der Kroft, 2000

Locality: Blauberg, Blaubeuren, Ulm district, Suabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Synonyms: Mining site D 25, according to the catalogue of the museum in Bochum (Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1980).
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 48 25' 27" N
Long. 009 47' 15" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)

Click here for a map with further sites in the Ulm region.

Additional information: Sampling location
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2000
  We are aware of the fact, that the picture above isn't going to win us a big prize on an international foto-contest, but the surroundings of the site are a bit dull. Add to that a nice drizzle, and you get the view above. None the less, as you can see below, the material here is quite nice.

The site is just a short distance from Blaubeuren, which is surely worth a visit. Not only is this the "capital" of one of the major areas with paleolithic caves in Germany and has a small but nice museum, but also has some of the best touristic infrastructure we came by on our excursions. An ample selection of hotels, restaurants and bars stand at your disposal, most of them also off-season.
During our visit we stayed at the hotel "Gasthof Waldhorn", something we can very much recommend to do; decent prices, good and very friendly service, typical regional food and the full range of beers from the monastry in Andechs.
Some words of warning on these beverages: the strong beer is quite killing, and after a few of those, getting started in the morning can be quite difficult. Never, ever try one with your lunch if you want to keep up a modarate level of productivity during the rest of the day. By the way, this monastry is just around the corner from Kelheim, another very worthwhile station for flint and the like in southern Germany.

For a full-blown picture of this sample, click here (87 KBytes). Sample showing variation of material from Blaubeuren
Foto: Elburg/van der Kroft, 2000
Small prehistoric core from Blaubeuren
Foto: Elburg/van der Kroft, 2000
For a full-blown version of this picture, click here (75 KBytes).


Last modified on:
January 20, 2001
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Rengert Elburg
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