Soil protection

Service Description

Along with water and air, soil is an indispensable basis of life for humans, animals and plants. It fulfills a variety of functions. Among other things, soil is essential for the production of food, it is used for forestry, serves as a location for settlements, functions as a recreational area and protects groundwater from contamination. It is therefore the task of the responsible authorities to protect soils from destruction (e.g. by construction measures or erosion) and from impairment of their functions (e.g. by pollutant inputs). In this context, the authorities perform the following tasks in particular:

  • Collection of data on the composition and condition of Thuringia's soils and compilation of these data in a soil information system.
  • Establishment and operation of permanent soil observation plots
  • Systematic mapping of the soils of Thuringia and creation of corresponding digital soil maps
  • Recording of erosion events as well as of erosion endangered and polluted areas in corresponding maps and cadastres
  • Preparation of statements in case of intended interventions in the soil
  • Initiation of investigations of areas suspected of contamination
  • Initiation of measures to limit or prevent soil erosion and pollutant inputs into soils as well as remediation of polluted properties

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landratsamt Saale-Holzland-Kreis - Untere Bodenschutzbehörde

Schloßgasse 17
07607 Eisenberg

Postal address
Post office box 1310
07602 Eisenberg
036691 115
036691 70-716
Opening times

Monday 08:30 - 12:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00 (by appointment only)
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:00

Please note
Appointments can also be made outside the above office hours if required.

Transport connection
Parking spaces
Handicapped Parking Place
Number: 2
Fees: no

Parking Place
Number: 2
Fees: no

Building access