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Schwäbische Alb

Eiszeitpfad: Burgfelsenpfad – Wandern auf der Schwäbischen Alb

Eiszeitpfad: Burgfelsenpfad – Wandern auf der Schwäbischen Alb

4.26 mi
2.2 mph
425 ft
425 ft
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.23 mi

Die Große Lauter

Hiking Highlight

2.38 mi


Hiking Highlight

2.54 mi

Burgruine Wartstein

Hiking Highlight

4.19 mi

Rastplatz Unterwilzingen

Hiking Highlight

4.26 mi

Tour Profile


Mountain Hiking Path: 0.39 mi
Hiking Path: 1.06 mi
Path: 2.71 mi
Footpath: < 109 yd
Road: < 109 yd


Alpine: 188 yd
Natural: 1.67 mi
Unpaved: 1.66 mi
Gravel: 0.30 mi
Asphalt: 0.52 mi

Weather Forecast

Schwäbische Alb planned a hike.

April 1, 2020


  • Schwäbische Alb

    Juniper heaths, castle ruins, caves, dense forests and typical rock formations: it is not for nothing that the Lauter Valley, through which the Große Lauter flows, was chosen as Germany's natural wonder in 2019. On the almost seven kilometers long castle rock path you hike through this beautiful piece of earth and can enjoy the picturesque landscape to the fullest.The starting point of the circular hike is at the hiking car park in Unterwilzingen. You walk along the banks of the Große Lauter through the Swabian Alb biosphere area. Keep your eyes peeled for beavers and herons and enjoy the idyllic landscape and the lapping of the river.After a good three kilometers you leave the banks of the Lauter and hike steeply up the Gemsfels and on to the Wartstein. From the ruins of the former castle you have a wonderful view down into the Lautertal. Time for a short break.You walk along the upper edge of the valley and pass other places where castles once stood. The Lautertal is the most castle-rich valley in the country. Shortly before the end, you descend to the river bank and walk back to the starting point of the tour.

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    • April 6, 2020

Schwäbische Alb

Eiszeitpfad: Burgfelsenpfad – Wandern auf der Schwäbischen Alb