Augsburg, which is considered to be the oldest city in Germany, occupies 149 km2 and has 250,000 inhabitants. The vascular flora comprises 1,092 species which can be divided into 984 idiochorophytes (native) and archaeophytes and 108 neophytes. A total of 67 species are known to have become extinct since 1900. Of the municipal area, 25% is under nature protection with international responsibility (according the EU Habitat Directive) for several plants (for example Gladiolus palustris) and habitats (floodplain forests, semi-dry grasslands with orchids). In terms of biodiversity, Augsburg is one of the best researched cities in Germany with detailed studies of the urban area and the protected areas.


Floodplain Forest Urban Core Acer Pseudoplatanus Nature Protection Area Aesculus Hippocastanum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Landscape Management and Restoration EcologyUniversity of Applied Sciences ErfurtErfurtGermany

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