Ice Age history and beer – you can experience both in the Alb-Donau district in the Swabian Alb. In this Collection, we introduce the four Ice Age trails and a beer hike. These themed trails showcase this beautiful region and what makes the Alb so special. You explore the Lauterfelsensteig trail into the Kleine Lautertal valley, follow in the tracks of ice age hunters around Blaubeuren, visit the turquoise blue karst ‘Blautof’ spring, walk the Burgfelsenpfad path into the Große Lautertal valley and biosphere reserve and take the Bierwanderweg (beer walking route) through Ehingen. The Swabian Alb welcomes you with hospitality, magnificent nature, geological history and great beer.
More than 40,000 years ago, homo sapiens left their mark on the Swabian Alb. Around the town of Blaubeuren, you can walk in the footsteps of the Ice Age and see historic artifacts from that time in the Prehistoric Museum such as stone items, utensils, and tools made of bone and ivory.
Jewelry, art and musical instruments were discovered during excavations of the Sirgenstein and Geißenklösterle caves near Blaubeuren. These extraordinary finds are the world’s oldest evidence of figurative art. The Caves, along with four others in the Ach and Lon valleys, are recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
All trails are easy to walk with average fitness. You never overcome more than 370 metres (1,200 feet) of altitude and cover a maximum of 14.4 kilometers (9 miles). You can also easily reach Blaubeuren, Blaustein and Ehingen by train. Nowhere can you experience history and beer as you can in the Swabian Alb. You can look forward to an eventful holiday in the region.
The Lauterfelsensteig Ice Age Trail in Blaustein has it all. Sometimes rugged and with grandiose views, sometimes gentle and lovely, it leads you through the Kleine Lautertal and onto the plateau of the Alb. A tour that you will especially like as a sporty hiker. Because it goes up and down in constant…
Do you want to go back in time and roam the woods like an ice age hunter? Then Blaubeuren is the place for you. Here you walk in the footsteps of the Ice Age hunters, go on their prey and foray routes and with a lot of imagination you may even discover a saber-toothed tiger or a mammoth. Both Neanderthals…
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As one of the ice age trails, the Blaubeurer Felsenstieg transports you back to an earlier time. Spread over about ten and a half kilometers, it leads you through the dreamlike valley basin of Blaubeuren, over densely wooded steep slopes, past striking rocks and grandiose viewpoints.
It starts near the…
Juniper heaths, castle ruins, caves, dense forests and rock formations typical of the Alps: The Lautertal, through which the Große Lauter flows, was voted Germany's natural wonder 2019 for a reason. On the almost seven kilometer long castle rock path you hike through this beautiful piece of earth and…
Beer culture is lived in Ehingen, and it is not for nothing that the town on the Danube is nicknamed the Beer Culture City. The best prerequisites for getting to know the local breweries on this 14 km hike. It starts at the Bierkulturstadt signpost on the market square.
At the start of the circular hike…
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