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Etappe 8: Von Albstadt nach Meßstetten – Donau-Zollernalb-Weg

10.6 mi
2.0 mph
2,000 ft
1,350 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.30 mi
3.82 mi


Hiking Highlight

6.02 mi


Hiking Highlight

9.08 mi

Schöner Rastplatz

Hiking Highlight

10.6 mi


Mountain Hiking Path: 0.91 mi
Hiking Path: 1.71 mi
Path: 6.03 mi
Street: 1.42 mi
Road: 328 yd
State Road: < 109 yd
Off-grid (unknown): 0.38 mi


Natural: 2.04 mi
Unpaved: 4.25 mi
Gravel: 0.89 mi
Paved: 1.85 mi
Asphalt: 0.78 mi
Unknown: 0.83 mi
  • Includes an off-grid segment

    Navigation instructions may be limited.

  • Includes segments that go up or down a series of steps

    You may need to carry your bike.

Weather Forecast

Schwäbische Alb planned a hike.

January 23, 2020


  • Schwäbische Alb

    The eighth stage on the Donau-Zollernalb-Weg begins to warm up with a crisp climb on the Schnecklesfelsen. At Albstadt's heights, you will continue on your way to Meßstetten, one of the highest cities in Germany.You leave Albstadt-Ebingen and hike uphill straight to Albstadt's heights. You will be rewarded with fantastic views. On Ochsenberg you can take a little break in the restaurant's garden restaurant. The next climb to the quarry is already waiting.Through the forest you hike down to Margrethausen with its beautifully situated monastery. It goes along the Eyach to Lautlingen. There the path leads you through the park of the Stauffenberg Palace and past the memorial for the resistance fighter Claus Schenk, count of Stauffenberg.The path then takes you back up the Autenwang. From the peat rock you can enjoy a beautiful view again before you continue to walk up to Meßstetten. By the way, today's stage goal is up to 989 meters.

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    • January 27, 2020