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Nature & culture on the Swabian Alb – premium hiking trails around Albstadt

Albstadt Tourismus

Nature & culture on the Swabian Alb – premium hiking trails around Albstadt

Hiking Collection by Schwäbische Alb

8

Tours

27:11 h

56.7 mi

6,775 ft

The Traufgänge, a network of premium hiking trails over the Swabian Alb, offer nature and culture in abundance. Mystical juniper heaths, spectacular rocky outcrops, breathtaking views and forests flooded with light – the region is a dream for hikers! You can look forward to unforgettable views from the Albtrauf ridge, from atop the Zeller Horn or Hangenden Stein peaks. There is also something for children here – little Traufgängerle. Located 85 kilometres (53 miles) south of Stuttgart, Albstadt is also known as the ‘Swabians’ penthouse’ as it is nestled on a high plateau. The natural beauty here is one of a kind!

In this Collection, we present eight incomparable circular Tours on the Swabian Alb around Albstadt which showcase the region’s vast diversity. Whether you hike the panoramic Tour overlooking the famous Zollernburg, ramble up to the Ochsenberg stopping at Heidensteinhöhle cave en route or wander through juniper heaths, you’ll always be treated to great views over Albstadt and the surrounding areas. All of the trails are excellent premium hikes and promise lots of walking fun.

Varying in length from 5 to 17 kilometres (3 to 10.5 miles), there’s something for everyone here. You never have to climb more than 520 metres (1,700 feet) in elevation gain. Most of the Tours are rated as intermediate, so you should have a good level of basic fitness and surefootedness to enjoy your hike to the full. You can easily reach Albstadt by train from Munich via Ulm and Simaringen or direct from Stuttgart. Albstadt has a range of overnight accommodation. This makes it easy to enjoy your holiday in the region and discover the hiking trails.

For a taste of the beautiful area around Albstadt, we recommend taking a look at this video:

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Tours & Highlights

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    Traufgang: Felsenmeersteig – Wandern auf der Schwäbischen Alb

    Difficult
    06:11
    10.6 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Are you a real “eavesdropper”? Then you will like this tour: The Felsenmeersteig - the king's tour under the eaves - lets you experience the Swabian Alb with all its wonderful facets. And all of this spread over an impressive 17 kilometers.

    

    It starts at the gates of Burgfelden, from where you make your

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  • Intermediate
    01:14
    2.61 mi
    2.1 mph
    400 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The eaves kitchen is the youngest and smallest among the eaves. The premium short hike around the Ebinger Schlossberg promises pure variety and is super fun, especially for little hikers. The starting point of the nearly four-kilometer round tour is at the Waldheim car park in Albstadt-Ebingen.

    

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  • Intermediate
    04:12
    9.23 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Discover the diversity of the region on the Schlossfelsenpfad. You will be able to enjoy wonderful deep and far-reaching views of Albstadt directly on the slope of the Albtrauf. On your way on the Alb you hike through lovely juniper heaths and flowering meadows as well as through beech forest and rocky

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    5.80 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this hike you will experience something special in Albstadt and the Swabian Alb: the characteristic juniper heaths. Exciting phenomena such as the karst formations of the sand holes and rare plants such as silver thistles, ragwurzen and orchids await you. But it's also the fantastic views down from

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  • Intermediate
    04:24
    9.91 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Panorama as far as the eye can see! On this hike you will see the world-famous Hohenzollern Castle from all possible angles - but you still won't get enough. The majestic landmark of the Zollernalb district accompanies you all the time. Your tour starts at the small hamlet of Stich. It goes comfortably

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  • Intermediate
    02:47
    5.70 mi
    2.1 mph
    975 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The circular hike not only offers an exciting ascent on a ladder high on the rocks, but also wonderful views from the rocky edge of the eaves, an enchanted cave, Celtic ramparts from the Hallstatt period and wildly romantic gorges. Here you will experience a touch of wilderness - and a little human history

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  • Intermediate
    02:56
    6.34 mi
    2.2 mph
    725 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the Ochsenberg tour you can enjoy unique views of the Alps, a prehistoric cave, pristine heathland, the beautiful Mehlbaum nature reserve and rocky vantage points on Albstadt. It starts at the Kälberwiese parking lot in Albstadt-Ebingen. On the "Schnecklesfelsen" you can enjoy the view over the Ebingen

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  • Intermediate
    02:54
    6.52 mi
    2.2 mph
    600 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this round, the name says it all: Your path leads you across picturesque, green meadows, reveals wonderful views of Hohenzollern Castle and reveals the rare flora in the nature reserves Irrenberg, the largest nature reserve in the Zollernalb district, and Roschbach. Are you ready for a little magic

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    56.7 mi
  • Duration
    27:11 h
  • Elevation
    6,775 ft

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