The Rotenfels, about 202 metres high, is the highest rockface in Central Europe in the north of the Alps.
The importance of this nature reserve, well-known beyond our district, lies in its landscape aesthetics and its unique geological, botanical and zoological peculiarities. As for its protected plants the violet European pasque flower and the yellow mountain alyssum are worth mentioning.
As far as trees are concerned the Montpellier maple is noteworthy which can be easily recognized by its three lobed leaves.
The extremely rare peregrine falcons have chosen the inaccessible parts of the rocks to theior retreat area.
The rock plateau of the “Bastei” offers a breathtaking scenery and a marvellous distant view.