Taubergießen is a floodplain wetland on the southern Upper Rhine in the natural area Offenburg Rhine plain. Taubergießen was declared Naturschutzgebiet (Nature Reserve) in 1979 and, with 1,697 hectares, is one of the largest protected areas in Baden-Württemberg. It has a north-south extension of more than 12 km. The largest width is about 2.5 km.
Taubergießen is located in the southern Upper Rhine plain between Freiburg im Breisgau and Offenburg in the districts Emmendingen and Ortenau, near the northeastern town of Lahr and immediately west of the communities Kappel-Grafenhausen, Rust and Rheinhausen.
Taubergießen belongs predominantly to the district of the communities Kappel-Grafenhausen, Rust and Rheinhausen. 9.98 km ² property of the French community Rhinau are historically conditioned. On the German territory, Rheinau, this "piece of Alsace in Germany", is classified as unincorporated community.
You can cycle or hike inside the natural reserve but the most impressive way to discover the flora & fauna of the wetland is a boat tour. There are several operators who depart from Rust and go approx. 8 km down the river. These are guided tours for approx. 10 persons / boat.