WEG Moosbachtal

Landscape in the Dahner Felsenland, the touristy heart in the southwestern Palatinate

The sub-area WEG Moosbachtal (catchment area Moosbach valley) is located in the southern part of the Biosphere Reserve Palatinate Forest and covers an area of 14 km2. It lies within the catchment area of the river Moosbach and its tributary in the east, the Seibertsbach.

The valley of the Moosbach is one of the largest and most important nature reserves of the Southern Palatinate because of its diverse habitats with some extremely rare animal and plant species.

Sampling site


  • A major primary producer in semi-natural and anthropogenic affected ecosystems.
  • As the most dominant deciduous tree species in Central Europe, it plays a significant role in most nearly natural and also anthropogenically influenced forest ecosystems up to an altitude of 1100 m.
  • Soil is livelihood and biosphere for humans, animals, plants and soil organisms. All the substances brought in are transported, transformed and/or accumulated in the soil.


Sampling period

2001 - 2023