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Soil | Land

Soil of the Year

Red grapes on a vineyard.

Germany is blessed with many different types of soil. In the interest of shedding greater light on the world beneath our feet, each December 5th, on World Soil Day, the Soil of the Year is presented. A panel of experts selects the soil in question. In announcing the Soil of the Year, the panel indicatesamong other things its characteristics, origin and significance for today’s society. read more

Soil | Land

Soil related travel destinations in Germany

Experiencing the ground beneath our feet is very much a part of our experience of nature, as here with this former sand pit.

Discovering soils in their natural environment makes for an exciting journey through our natural and cultural heritage. The countless nature discovery paths, museums, profile compilations and art objects scattered throughout Germany are worthy travel destinations that afford rich opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of soils. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment