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Location: Hirsau, Calw, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Best Hikes to Rötelbachtal
  • Here you can experience original and wild nature up close. A great path winds along the Rötelbach. In summer refreshing cool!

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Beautiful walk along the stream

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    • August 13, 2015

  • History of the steps and the stone crossing over the Rötelbach:
    The steps above the path were made by the owner's ancestors (grandfather and great-grandfather) around 1900 with hard, physical effort. The path was mainly used by the residents of Sommehardt and Lützenhardt to get to the market or to work in Calw. Thanks to these steps, they could now walk through the forest in an orderly and safe manner.
    The part of the property below the path was meadow/pasture at that time. So that the grass was not trampled on, the path and the small bridge with the two large, elongated stone blocks were laid over the Rötelbach.

    The further steps also served to ensure that passers-by stayed on the path and did not take brushwood/firewood with them, which was used in almost every household at the time.

    During this time, the visible stream wall was also erected so that the stream could not damage the meadow during high water.

    Below the few steps to the path, a moat ran along the path.

    This ditch began some 100 meters above the Rötelbach.
    In order not to divert too much water from the creek to water the meadow, the ditch was used according to a fixed order using a scraper.
    (Source: information board)

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    • August 29, 2016

  • Coming from Kentheim, it goes on a narrow path with a challenging climb to the Stubenfelsen. After that it gets easier

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    • August 11, 2017

  • When planning your trip, be sure to include the small paths that cross the Rötelbachtal!

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    • January 1, 2017

  • Untouched nature in the Rötelbach valley

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    • May 7, 2020

  • The water forest and meadow path is a very nice circuit and a great area

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    • October 15, 2017

  • beautiful, sometimes difficult path along the Rötelbach

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    • March 19, 2017

  • a very nice stream path

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    • May 21, 2023

  • Great area for hikers and bikers

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    • September 17, 2017

  • most beautiful part of the "gourmet trail - water-forest meadow path Bad Teinach-Zavelstein to Calw"

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    • October 19, 2017

  • The Rötelbach valley is a must for all hiking enthusiasts.

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    • March 20, 2020

  • Quaint valley with narrow paths

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    • May 5, 2020

  • The Rötelbach valley is particularly beautiful because it is so narrow and lovely. It has a certain similarity to the Monbach Valley, but much, much narrower.

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    • July 1, 2020

  • Every hiker can refresh himself at the natural water stepping points. Nevertheless, keep your eyes open, because the path can always be slippery.

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    • October 19, 2020

  • Just nice to look at. Not too steep uphill along the gurgling stream

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    • August 15, 2019

  • Very nice nature trail on the Rötenbach. Great to enjoy.

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    • April 28, 2020

  • Along the Rötenbach is very beautiful!

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    • October 29, 2016

  • Beautiful valley, always happy again.

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    • September 8, 2016

  • Pleasant to walk nature path along the stream. Pleasantly cool on warm days.

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    • March 3, 2021

  • beautifully landscaped paths

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    • October 19, 2017

  • Gigantic rock formations on the rock path in the Rötelbachtal. You feel like a dwarf!

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    • August 19, 2017

  • The environment here is really great. Depending on the season, it looks like something out of a fantasy movie (Lord of the Rings or something).
    The stones and rocks are covered with bright green moss and look so overcolored that you quickly wonder if this is still reality.

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    • April 10, 2021

  • The hike through the beautiful valley is absolutely worthwhile.

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    • May 21, 2020

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Location: Hirsau, Calw, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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