Iller-Lech Plateau

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Die Donau-Iller-Lech Platte (D 64)

The Iller-Lech Plateau (German: Donau-Iller-Lech-Platte) or Upper Swabian Plateau (Oberschwäbische Hochebene), is one of the natural regions of Germany.

Neighboring Natural Regions[change | change source]

In the northwest: the Swabian Jura (D60 on the map); The river Danube is roughly the border between the two natural regions.

In the extreme northeast: the Franconian Jura (D61 on the map); The river Danube is roughly the border between the two natural regions.

In the east: the Lower Bavarian Uplands and the Isar-Inn Gravel Plateaus (D65 on the map); The river Lech is roughly the border between the two natural regions in parts.

In the south: the Southern Alpine Foreland (D66 on the map); The terminal moraines of the Würm glaciation are roughly the border between the two natural regions.

Sub-divisions of the Iller-Lech Plateau[change | change source]

Sub-divisions of the Iller-Lech Plateau

1: Danube-Ablach Plateaus: Old Drift landscape (in Baden-Württemberg)
2: Danube Valley between Mengen and Ulm, Lower Riß Valley: valleys (in Baden-Württemberg)
3: Federsee Ried: (in Baden-Württemberg)
4: Western Plain of the Lower Riß: Tertiary hills and ice age gravel deposits (in Baden-Württemberg)
5: Eastern Plain of the Lower Riß: Tertiary hills and Old Drift ice age gravel deposits (in Baden-Württemberg)
6: Holzstöcke: Tertiary hills (in Baden-Württemberg)
7 and 8: Western and Eastern Riß-Aitrach Plateaus: Old Drift landscape (in Baden-Württemberg)
9 and 10: Higher Plains of the Lower Iller Valley (south of Memmingen) and Lower Plains of the Lower Iller Valley (north of Memmingen): large valley, filled by gravel during and after the ice ages (in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria)
11 and 12: Upper and Lower Iller-Lech Gravel Plateaus: Tertiary hills with valleys formed by river systems flowing from south to north (in Bavaria)
13: Donauried: Large fen plain by the Danube; Würm Ice Age formed (in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria)
14 / 15: Zusam Plateau and Stauffenberg Region / Stauden Plateau (Stauden) (together: Augsburg-Westliche Wälder Nature Park): Tertiary hills with valleys formed by river systems flowing from south to north (in Bavaria)
16: Lech Valley: large valley, filled by gravel during and after the ice ages (in Bavaria)
17: Aindlingen Terrace: Tertiary hills and High gravel plateau (in Bavaria)
18 and 20: Lower and Upper Lech-Wertach Plain: Divided into lower terrace landscape by the Wertach and Gennach rivers (in Bavaria)
19: Landsberg Plateau: High gravel plateau rising from north to south (in Bavaria)
21: Sachsenried and Denklingen Rotwald: pure forest landscape; in the north: high terrace gravels of the Lech; in the south: Old Drift landscape (in Bavaria)

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