The PLENUM regions

Facts and figures about the PLENUM-regions

All RegioMarket activities will be implemented in four of the five PLENUM-regions that belong to the Alpine Space. PLENUM project regions are characterized by particularly valuable and representative landscapes of Baden-Wuerttemberg like orchards or juniper heathlands. Because of their variety these regions receive funds for activities that contribute to the conservation the typical landscapes and to the increase of the added value in the region. At the moment PLENUM is implemented in the five regions Western Lake Constance, Allgaeu-Oberschaben, Reutlingen, Kaiserstuhl and Heckengaeu. All PLENUM regions cover about 13% of the surface of Baden-Wuerttemberg.


The region covers almost the complete rural district of Ravensburg and is characterized by the upper-swabian hill and moor landscape, by grassland and pastures and the cultivation of forage plants. Focus of the PLENUM work is e.g. the conservation of the humid grassland, of the poor grassland and pastures, of the moor and standing water body.

More information: www.plenum-ravensburg.de

Western Lake Constance

The region covers the rural district of Constance with its shoal water zones of the Lake Constance, moraines and extinct volcanos. There is a high diversity of agriculture, vegetable and fruit cultivation. The region is characterized by large grasslands. Focus of the PLENUM work is e.g. the sustainable safety and development of the environment of and around Lake Constance, its moors and humid areas.

More information: www.modellprojekt.de


The region covers the rural district of Reutlingen and is characterized by the ?Albtrauf? with its beech forests at the slopes and the rock and karst regions of the middle Swabian Alb. Neglected grassland, juniper heathlands and orchards are typical in the region which is affected by mixed farming and forestry. Focus of the PLENUM work is e.g. the conservation and development of juniper heathlands, orchards and sustainable forests.

More information: www.plenum-rt.de


The region is characterized by its extinct vulcanos and loess hills, its specious-rich dry and medium-dry grassland, forests, vineyards and fruit cultivations. Focus of the PLENUM work is e.g. the conservation of the small vine areas, fruit cultivations and protected biotopes.

More information: www.plenum-kaiserstuhl.de


The region is characterized by hills and dry valleys, its fields, orchards, medium-dry grassland, juniper heathlands and forests. It is an attractive small loted landscape with hedges and woods. Focus of the PLENUM work is e.g. the conservation and development of hedges, juniper heathlands, orchards and sustainable forests.

More information: www.plenum-heckengaeu.de


Both in terms of its surface area of 35,752 square kilometres, and also with its 10,7 million inhabitants, Baden-Wuerttemberg is the third largest of the 16 German federal states. Since its foundation in 1952, the population has increased by around four million. Baden-Wuerttemberg is divided up into 4 administrative districts, 12 regions, 35 rural and 9 urban districts. There are a total of 1,109 municipalities, 89 of them district capitals.

From the statistical viewpoint, there are 298 inhabitants living in Baden-Wuerttemberg per square kilometre (German average: 231). There are 5.45 million women to 5.25 men living in our state.

Baden-Wuerttemberg borders onto France, Switzerland and the German states of Rhineland Palatinate, Hesse and Bavaria. Almost half the surface area (47%) is used agriculturally, 38% is afforested, while settlements and transport account for 13%. 18 areas of urban concentration accounting for 39% of the land area are home to 74% of the population and 80% of jobs.

Baden-Wuerttemberg is characterized by delightful landscapes such as the Black Forest and Swabian Alb area, the Neckartal Valley and Lake Constance, Hohenlohe and Allgaeu which offer unforgettable impressions just waiting to be discovered. There are forests, mountains, plains, moorland, river valleys - unspoilt nature to be enjoyed in over 2,000 nature and landscape conservation areas. There are lots of lakes, ponds and rivers suitable for bathing and walking and hiking trails to discover the manifold landscape.



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