Karlsruher Grat - Hauptkamm

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Recommended by 287 out of 293 hikers

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  • Tom

    For me one of the most beautiful paths in the northern Black Forest. Something climbing that is really fun and great views. But beware: you have to be free from dizziness. Not only did I find desperate hikers there who could not continue. It is an unsecured via ferrata!

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    • November 20, 2016

  • Maren Ingrid

    The 400m long ridge on the edge of the Black Forest National Park was created about 250 million years ago by the cold of the magma filling a broad rock gap. By erosion, the soft rock layers were removed, so that today only the harder porphyry remains as a ridge.

    On the ridge itself, surefootedness and a head for heights are needed. The ridge is not - like via ferratas in the Alps - secured by wire ropes or treads and should therefore only be committed in dry weather. There are also no way markers, so you have to find your own way.

    Incidentally, in 1926, the Karlsruher ridge was named in honor of several climbing friends from the Karlsruhe region who were fatally injured on the ridge. So be careful with your climbing and enjoy the fantastic view over the Black Forest!

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    • September 27, 2017

  • Thorsten

    There are often times this weekend on the weekend ... If you prefer it quieter should be best to come during the week!

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    • December 3, 2016

  • Marianne PWV

    The 400 meter long Karlsruher ridge is near Ottenhöfen. The ridge is an alpine route with climbing, vertigo provided. The Karlsruher ridge is the only via ferrata in the northern Black Forest.

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    • October 1, 2017

  • steffend

    The difficult sections are easy to wander around.

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    • December 3, 2016

  • Marcus

    Excursion path with a fascinating view. For those less sure-footed, a narrow path leads alongside the rocks.

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    • August 31, 2018

  • Annemarie Ohmer

    Climbing over the Karlsruher ridge is required, good footwear and safety when climbing is definitely a prerequisite for a great rock landscape.

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    • October 2, 2017

  • steffend

    Surefootedness is recommended, but all dangerous areas can be bypassed

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    • March 13, 2018

  • Jochen

    Really great section to climb. I had a lot of fun. You can often vary the level of difficulty yourself here. Climb out on the steep cliffs or use the existing small paths. But you can not miss a few tricky spots. Therefore I also have the advice, sure-footedness, good shoes and a head for heights. Otherwise, the rock is quite hardy in dry weather.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • SpecialGuest

    From Ottenhöfen comes the "Genießerpfad - Karlsruher ridge" over the noble grave. A very nice, varied tour.

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    • June 4, 2017

  • Joachim

    Challenging alpine environment that should not be underestimated.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Christoph

    Via ferrata Karlsruher ridge

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    • May 6, 2018

  • Marcus

    Very rewarding hike in alpine terrain. Who should go over the ridge be sure-footed.
    Parallel runs a small path.

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    • September 13, 2018

  • Highfield

    Porphyry ridge; nice climbing on grifigne rocks; here you have to use your hands now and then. Only recommended in dry weather.

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    • September 3, 2017

  • Marcus

    Wonderful way over the rocks. Partially very exposed. But there is a small path that is harmless right next to no dizziness. Outlook is great.

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    • September 13, 2018

  • Sinzemer

    Surefootedness and a head for heights is required here. Beautiful views of the valley reward for the effort. If you want, you can also skip the difficult spots over a bypass.

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    • May 27, 2018

  • Marcus

    Should you just hiked. Also suitable for not sure-footed because parallel way.

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    • September 8, 2018

  • Marcus

    Especially because of its alpine and exposed path, there are always great views of the Black Forest foothills and the Rhine Valley. Exceptional also for this region.

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    • September 23, 2018

  • steffend

    There is no backup

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    • September 11, 2017

  • Lucas

    This tightrope walk is worthwhile and offers a great view. However, you should be sure-footed and free of vertigo.

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Marian

    Great tightrope walk with a bit of climbing. Also a bit exhausting and demanding, but you will be rewarded with great nature and a beautiful view.
    Not suitable for everyone, you should be sure-footed and have no fear of heights.

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    • April 29, 2019

  • Lucas

    The trail is not rope insured, climbing can be left at home.

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    • May 10, 2019

  • Joachim

    Who is looking for the alpine Herrausverderung is right here. Not harmless.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Manfred

    If you are looking for adventure there is exactly right.

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    • August 2, 2018


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Location: Ottenhöfen im Schwarzwald, Ortenau, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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  • Distance0.37 mi
  • Uphill150 ft
  • Downhill0 ft

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