Anyone who's ever on the cart must necessarily walk the root path to the top of the Staufens. The rather challenging path runs through a beautiful mountain forest. As the name suggests, you have to climb over roots all the time, which makes the Wandering Spirit even more exciting and keeps you going. When I walked this trail, I wished the trail would never stop. But after a good 50 minutes, you are finally at the destination: the top of the Stauf. It is a rather low peak, but that does not mean that you have no view. On the contrary, from the top you have a fantastic view of the Rhine Valley and Lake Constance.
How to get to the root path: From the cart track mountain station you have to walk first direction Staufenspitze. At the second intersection, the root path is already on the trail sign turn off. After a few minutes, the turnoff comes, where the white-blue-white root path begins.
October 19, 2018
If you have the opportunity to visit the cart during the week can z.Z. 17,00 € a ascent and descent incl. Lunch (dish of the day is valid for the whole week and is offered in three variants). The offer can be found on the website. Also this year, the viewing platform under the restaurant was put into operation.
October 21, 2016
Attention, some paths from the Karren valley station to the mountain station are no longer available or are closed. That means please don't just rely on the GPS track in the tours. When I saw that it couldn't go any further, I had to run back and take the cable car. But there are certainly still paths to the mountain station that are still easy to walk.
If you consider that, the hike to and around the cart is wonderful and really recommendable. Most, however, are demanding and only for experienced hikers. I had a really great day of hiking there.
August 18, 2019
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