Hiking Highlight (Segment)
In 1866, the last wolf of the Odenwald was said to have been killed here. Carl Maria von Weber is said to have been inspired by this gorge to his opera "Der Freischütz". Every year Schlossfestspiele takes place at nearby Zwingenberg Castle.
As with the Margarethenschlucht applies here: when it rains from a simple path is a dangerously slippery path, the stream leads correspondingly much water. Good footwear is the prerequisite for an adventurous path over cane, roots and stone, over or through the stream. Interesting is the way up the stream, which you have to look for later to get back to the main path. You climb over fallen trees and often wade through the stream. In wet weather the day before, the path recomends right above the stream, past the castle walls.
April 23, 2018
A dreamlike gorge, through which a brook looks for its way over rocks, rock slides and under fallen trees.
Here you will find a photo motive on every corner!
Sad is that the gorge is almost directly on a main road,
from the no noise, but easily over a steep rise
(who ever has a few Sunday excursion stops) can be reached.
Sad, is the garbage to have to leave behind some fellow human beings! You do not have to throw handkerchiefs and candy wrappers on the floor!
My request to all readers, take a small (garbage) bag from home with you on every hike and collect at least on the way the garbage that you can still pick up in your hand, carry home and dispose of.
Anyone who picks up a 1-3 liter bag full of trash from nature will help with this!
August 8, 2018
The Wolfsschlucht is the steep cut of the short and felled castle brook in the Odenwald, which flows from Zwingenberg in the Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis from the right into the Neckar. The Wolfsschlucht gorge is about one kilometer long Kerbtal, which has created the Schlossbächlein by erosion in the Buntsandstein at its lower course. Through the Wolfschlucht pull some hiking trails, which are bundled in the most romantic section between the Zwingenberg Castle and the mentioned Bach confluence. This partial steel ropes as a help-helping path leads to large boulders, fallen tree trunks and several meters deep over Buntsandsteinbänke falling water over, once through the bed and once over a stone bridge over the stream, runs to a large extent but also noticeably above the valley bottom on the left Hillside. At the confluence of the stream, a continuation above the right edge of the ravine returns down towards the mouth and then essentially follows the right bank of the Neckar up to Eberbach. Another continuation leads along the piecewise hidden source creek towards Waldbrunn-Oberdielbach. A third follows the Engelsbach valley at some distance and then reaches Eberbach-Unterdielbach.
June 19, 2019
The Wolf's Gorge is worth a visit, see for yourself
Please do not go in the rain, the stones are then very slippery
Attention: Bin Tour 1 with 2 hours 36 minutes run, the way between waypoint 3 and 4 is totally overgrown, you hardly get through, better here at point 3 the forest road to the left and follow this to point 4
The castle is privately owned and can only be visited by appointment
You can park directly at the castle (about 10 seats) or as I am at the train station (about 800m to the gorge)
September 5, 2018
Beautiful gorge especially beautiful when it is very warm or in winter when it has ice. The old way of being locked is not going. I tried and had to turn around.
Put on good shoes, as it can be slippery and depending on the water level you have to go through the water.
August 5, 2019
It starts gently at the entrance of Zwingenberg, a sign shows the way.Passing a gigantic fortification wall (from Zwingenberg Castle) you reach the entrance to the gorge. A little way, it goes along a normal trail, but then you descend and is suddenly in the middle of the gorge. A sign indicates previously "alpine dangers". Well, it's not that bad ;-).Down in the gorge, it is actually adventurous! There is no real path through the gorge, or better, only bit by bit. You have to find your own way. And it goes over fallen trees, slippery rocks and quite sometimes across the stream! Depending on the season, the route changes. In non-summer temperatures necessarily waterproof hiking shoes wear!
June 21, 2019
de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfschlucht_(Zwingenberg)The Wolfsschlucht gorge is about one kilometer long Kerbtal, which has created the Schlossbächlein by erosion in the Buntsandstein at its lower course. About one kilometer above the mouth to about 130 m above sea level. NN flows from the right to about 275 m above sea level. NN coming from the north Engelsbach in the even here to Westsüdwest flowing creeks, about 1.7 km further up the homestead Untere Post of the community Waldbrunn to about 465 m above sea level. NN springs. On its lower part before the confluence of the castle stream upper reaches is filled with scree, so that there is no open watercourse visible summer. The Engelsbach, although apparently water rich, rises only about 1.3 km further up the so-called Engelsbrunnen at just 440 m above sea level. NN. Both source streams still flow a few hundred meters above their confluence in low profile Muldentälern.
September 17, 2019
It is evident that not every entry into the Wolfschlucht can be seen that the Wolfschlucht near Zwingenberg is closed due to storm damage and numerous fallen trees. In some places it was not easy to pass the gorge because of the many trees. When I left this magnificent and somewhat fairytale gorge at Zwingenberg Castle, I saw the sign. (As of July 2020: please inform yourself what is allowed and what is not!).
July 5, 2020
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