Etappe 6: Von Neunkirchen nach Neckargerach – Neckarsteig
Touristikgemeinschaft Odenwald planned a hike.
January 22, 2021
On the edge of the Neckar Valley, the sixth stage takes you via the village of Neckarkatzenbach down to Neckargerach. On the way, the hiking trail runs around the Mittelberg. It bears its name rightly, because the flat and elongated mountain ridge rises in the middle of a wide valley. The Neckarsteig leads you almost completely around the mountain and so you can admire it from all sides.The starting point of today's stage is Neunkirchen. The signposted hiking trail leads you from here through the forest to the slopes of the Neckar valley. Above the valley, the Neckarsteig meanders through the forest to the picturesque Minneburg. The romantic castle ruin stands on a bare mountain spur above the Neckar valley and spoils you with fantastic views. Although you can already see your stage destination Neckargerach on the other bank from the castle wall, the Neckarsteig branches off from the bank at this point.It runs here at the edge of the forest around the Mittelberg. The Neckar river flowed around the mountain in the last Ice Age, which explains the special shape of the landscape. Soon you will reach the sleepy village of Neckarkatzbach. From here you continue your hike and continue hiking along the former course of the Neckar below the Mittelberg.On the banks of the Neckar, the hiking trail leads you around Guttenbach and finally on a bridge over the river to your stage destination Neckargerach.If you want to end your tour here, you can either take the 839 bus back to the starting point or the S1 and S2 S-Bahn lines to Heidelberg. You can find all timetables at www.vrn.de and s-bahn-rheinneckar.de/s_rheinneckar/view/fahrplan/uebersicht.shtml.