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Etappe 8: Von Schwäbisch Gmünd nach Lorch – RemstalWeg

10.9 mi
2.1 mph
1,400 ft
1,350 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.43 mi
8.05 mi


Hiking Highlight

9.30 mi


Hiking Highlight

9.95 mi


Hiking Highlight

10.9 mi


Mountain Hiking Path: 237 yd
Hiking Path: 1.25 mi
Path: 7.48 mi
Footpath: 409 yd
Street: 0.66 mi
Road: 1.15 mi
State Road: < 109 yd


Natural: 1.34 mi
Unpaved: 5.60 mi
Gravel: 1.12 mi
Paved: 2.45 mi
Asphalt: 0.35 mi
Unknown: 139 yd

Weather Forecast

Vanessa Kopp planned a hike.

April 20, 2020


  • Vanessa Kopp

    On stage 8 of the RemstalWeg, great views alternate with an exciting flora. This is how you pass giant sequoias that feel very comfortable in the Swabian soil. The destination of the almost 18-kilometer tour starting in Schwäbisch Gmünd is Lorch.You leave the Staufer city and climb a bit steeply uphill. From the Lindenfirst observation tower you can enjoy a wonderful view of Schwäbisch Gmünd and the Remstal. Once at the top, you hike in a relaxed up and down through the forest and across fields and meadows.It continues on the Philosophenweg and past Wustenriet down into the Rotenbach valley. On the short and steep forest path you follow the original line of the Limes and hike over the foundations of the Roman building. The path then leads you through the idyllic Haselbach valley and back out of the valley to the Anna blade.Then it goes through the forest towards the Lorch monastery. The RemstalWeg does not take you all the way to the monastery. If you want to take a closer look at the former Benedictine abbey, then a short detour is worthwhile. Next to the monastery is the Staufer falconry, which regularly shows air shows with the birds of prey. You can read the times of the shows here: it is enough for you today, you can hike straight down from the monastery to Lorch. Then you miss the giant sequoia trees, which were planted here in the middle of the 19th century and grew up to 50 meters high. The trees are native to North America, but they also seem to feel comfortable in the Rems Valley.We continue through an unspoilt, narrow forest gorge before you soon reach your destination in Lorch. In Lorch you will find a good selection of places to stop for refreshments and overnight stays.

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    • April 25, 2020

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