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Land der 1000 Hügel – Kraichgau-Stromberg planned a hike.
November 7, 2019
On this almost 43-kilometer hike you dive deep into the history of the multi-faceted landscape between Eppingen and Mühlacker. Along the historical defenses Eppinger Linien, which was built in the 17th century, you come to magnificent places high above the Kraichgau. Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm of Baden had the ramparts and ditches built for defense against the French. Today, you can enjoy the views from the surveys you have created. You have the opportunity to divide this tour into two daily stages, for example with a stopover in Sternenfels.The starting point is at the station Eppingen. On well-developed trails you follow the Epping lines south. Through the beautiful Hardtwald you climb up to the Ottilienberg, where there is a fortified pilgrimage church. Here you can enjoy a magnificent panorama over the Stromberg-Heuchelberg Nature Park.You wander through beautiful forests, along small streams and over gentle vineyards. Sometimes you can see the course of the Wall-Trench system very well. Since 2014, sculptures and sculptures are on the way, informing about the interesting history of the Epping lines. At Schlossberg near Sternenfels you can take a break: there are picnic areas and a kiosk.The cultural highlight of this hike awaits you in Maulbronn. The monastery there is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a popular venue. The sprawling complex is considered the best preserved of its kind north of the Alps. After a refreshment in the monastery's own restaurant, we continue through the idyllic Tannenwald. Before you reach Mühlacker, you can once again enjoy an impressive view of the Kraichgau from the Sauberg. Your destination is Mühlacker station, from where you can start your journey home.
November 9, 2019