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DonauFelsenLäufe: Experience the wild side of Germany’s Swabian Jura

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DonauFelsenLäufe: Experience the wild side of Germany’s Swabian Jura

Hiking Collection by Schwäbische Alb

5

Tours

16:06 h

31.6 mi

3,600 ft

Water was the most important element in the formation of the Swabian Jura. Long ago, a tropical sea created a proud high plateau; its ridge is now called the Albtrauf. The sea also hollowed countless caves in the region’s karst rock. Then, there’s the Danube River, which has also shaped the Jura for millions of years. These water bodies have created an ancient cultural landscape dotted with vantage points and river valleys that is a must see for every hiker.

One of the best ways to experience this magnificent region and its ‘hikeable’ features is by following one of the DonauFelsenLäufe trails. Located in and around the town of Sigmaringen, these five certified premium hiking trails offer unforgettable adventures.

Want to hike across the ancient Devil’s Bridge and examine mystical castle ruins? Follow the Monastery Rock Tour. If wide views and fantastic landscapes are an indispensable part of a hike for you, then check out the Teufelslochfelsen in the Donaufelsengarten and the Hertenstein on the Witbergrunde. On the Wild Valleys and Princely Heights Trail and Beggar’s Kitchen Trail, you walk through romantic valleys on idyllic paths, pausing at spectacular rest spots.

Discover one of the most beautiful regions of Baden–Württemberg on the five Tours in this Collection. The varied paths and natural trails will carry you into the enchanting, historic Jura region and its unique landscapes. The routes vary in length from 6 to 13 kilometres (3.7 – 8 mi) so everyone can find the right hike to suit their ability.

Let's go on your very own DonauFelsenLäufe adventure.

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    DonauFelsenLäufe: Monastery Rock Garden – hiking in the Swabian Jura

    Intermediate
    03:37
    8.00 mi
    2.2 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Princely Park Inzigkofen with monastery, the impressive Devil's Bridge over the Höll Gorge and picturesque views of the floodplain landscape of the Danube - you will discover all of this on the Kloster-Felsenweg. It starts right on the banks of the Danube in Laiz, which you can also get to by bus

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    5.24 mi
    1.5 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    It is no coincidence that this tour takes its name. On its almost eight and a half kilometers, countless rocks await you, from which you can let your gaze wander over the Danube. If you want to enjoy every single view to the fullest, you should allow more time for the round - about four instead of the

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  • Intermediate
    02:28
    3.97 mi
    1.6 mph
    350 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this short circular hike you get to know the picturesque Lauchert Valley. The Lauchert flows on its way to the Danube through the quiet valley on the southern edge of the Swabian Jura. The hike starts at the parking lot at the seven cherry trees.

    

    You will soon reach the Nägelesfelsen, from which you

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  • Intermediate
    03:36
    7.91 mi
    2.2 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A very demanding day tour with a total length of almost 13 kilometers, which has a few secluded valleys, idyllic water resting places and wide views, awaits you at Storzingen. It goes through “wild valleys” and up to “princely heights”.

    

    You start at the Fürstenhöhe hiking car park. A gravel path leads

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

    The begging kitchen trail is a ten and a half kilometer circular hike that leads along the edge of the slope above the Danube and with special rock formations, a wildly romantic valley and great vantage points has some true natural treasures in store for you.

    

    It starts on Grimmerriedweg in Gutenstein

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    31.6 mi
  • Duration
    16:06 h
  • Elevation
    3,600 ft

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