Mother Nature created countless dreamlike places on our planet, but she put in extra effort when making the Swabian Jura. With gentle high plateaus, dense forests, deep river valleys, and striking rocks, this region is one of the most spectacular in Germany. Thanks to its valleys, rocky landscape and steep climb, sporty hikers will find a slice of heaven here.
A hike through the Swabian Jura takes you along the Young Danube River, which shaped the region and along the Albtrauf high plateau with its countless caves. You will hike in the footsteps of humans who have been coming to the wild valleys and rugged plateaus here for over 40,000 years, leaving behind an impressive history.
This Collection takes you on a journey through this history and the most beautiful parts of the Swabian Jura. The themed trails lead to impressive valleys, across extensive juniper heathlands, and through colourful forests. On all of the routes, breathtaking views await as well as a stop for refreshments.
- Explore the fantastic "Lion's territory" and learn about the legendary Staufer Dynasty on your Lion Path route.
- Discover winding river valleys, turquoise springs, fascinating rock formations, and mysterious caves on the Ice Age Trail.
- Wander varied paths and scenic cliffs of the Hohenurach Trail and learn more about the history of the Swabian Jura
- Hike through the rocky landscape of the Danube Valley and enjoy magnificent views on the Danube Felsen Walk.
- Enjoy light-flooded forests, lonely plateaus, and the typical juniper heaths on premium “Traufgänger” hiking trails.
- Find relaxation and pristine nature in the popular high mountains.
- Discover orchard meadows on the fruit route
- Visit the "Swabian Grand Canyon" on the DonauWellen route and enjoy the varied landscape along the high alpine paths.
Whatever it is that you love about hiking, you will find it in the Swabian Jura (and in this Collection).
The lion trails in the district of Göppingen take you on the trail of the unique lion man. The Geislinger Felsen-Tour lets you experience fantastic views, an impressive rock valley and a bit of history on its almost eleven kilometers.
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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.
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The ice age path Lauterfelsensteig in Blaustein has it all. Sometimes rugged and with magnificent views, sometimes gentle and lovely, it leads you through the Little Lauter Valley and onto the Alb plateau. A tour that you will especially like as a sporty hiker. Because it's constantly changing up and…
The Hohenurachsteig is a master at showing hikers the most beautiful sides of the Swabian Alb UNESCO biosphere reserve. A variety of paths take you from one promising rock to the next. And at the end, a proud piece of history awaits you.
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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…
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…
Everyone knows the saying: "The best comes at the end". But not this premium hiking trail: It offers you several great highlights at the same time. Right at the beginning, throughout the tour and, yes, at the end too.
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Always following the red apple you hike along the "Dreifürstensteig". The varied tour takes you through meadow orchards to the 854 meter high Dreifürstenstein - a distinctive spur of the Albtrauf. And you can see it from the starting point on the so-called "Olgahöhe". But first you follow the path through…
This circular walk takes you on winding paths and wonderful panoramic paths through the heart of the Upper Danube Nature Park. Starting point of the hike is at the impressive monastery Beuron. The visit of the monastery church can be saved as a highlight for the completion of your tour. First, it is…
We call HochAlbPfade three premium hiking trails around Meßstetten in the Swabian Alb, all of which offer you a very special kind of hiking experience. But convince yourself in the beautiful forests and typical juniper heaths, between promising hilltops and manageable valleys.
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