Eppinger-Linien-Weg (Mehrtagestour) – Kraichgau-Stromberg
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Kraichgau-Stromberg: Land der 1000 Hügel planned a hike.
November 7, 2019
On this almost 43-kilometer hike, you will immerse yourself in the history of the multifaceted landscape between Eppingen and Mühlacker. Along the historic defenses of the Eppinger Linien, which were built in the 17th century, you come to wonderful places high above the Kraichgau. Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden had the ramparts and trenches built to defend against the French. Nowadays you can enjoy the views from the raised elevations. You have the option of dividing this tour into two daily stages, for example with a stop in Sternenfels.The starting point is at Eppingen train station. On well-developed paths you follow the Eppinger lines south. Through the beautiful Hardtwald you climb up the Ottilienberg, where there is a fortified pilgrimage church. Here you can enjoy a wonderful panorama over the Stromberg-Heuchelberg nature park.You hike through beautiful forests, along small streams and over gentle vineyards. Sometimes you can still see the course of the wall-ditch system very well. Since 2014 there have been sculptures along the way that provide information about the interesting history of the Eppingen lines. You can take a break at Schlossberg near Sternenfels: there are picnic areas and a kiosk here.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 extensive complex is considered to be the best preserved of its kind north of the Alps. After refreshment in the monastery restaurant, the tour continues through the idyllic tub forest. Before you reach Mühlacker, you can enjoy another impressive view of the Kraichgau from the Sauberg. Your destination is Mühlacker train station, from where you can start your journey home.
November 9, 2019