Hirschacker and Dossenwald
Nature experience protected area
Pure nature in the north of Schwetzingen and in the south of Mannheim: The Hirschacker and Dossenwald nature and landscape reserve is located on the boundary of the district. It belongs to the Schwetzinger Sand natural area and comprises one of the most important drift sand areas in Baden-Württemberg.
Here grow gentian of the cross, sand grass with silver and sand strawflower and dwarf shrub heath with heather. Typical sand dwellers are the blue-winged grasshopper, ant lion, sand dune beetle and gyroscopic wasp. An oak-hornbeam forest grows on the Neckar alluvial fan with its loamy soils.