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Touristikgemeinschaft Odenwald

Katzensteig Waldbrunn – Tages- und Rundtouren im Odenwald und Neckartal

Katzensteig Waldbrunn – Tages- und Rundtouren im Odenwald und Neckartal

17.4 mi
2.1 mph
3,000 ft
2,875 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview



Hiking Highlight

1.35 mi

Burgruine Eberbach

Hiking Highlight

4.34 mi


Hiking Highlight

4.88 mi


Hiking Highlight

16.2 mi
17.4 mi



Tour Profile


Mountain Hiking Path: 1.08 mi
Hiking Path: 0.68 mi
Path: 12.8 mi
Footpath: 0.54 mi
Street: 1.04 mi
Road: 1.32 mi


Natural: 1.05 mi
Unpaved: 6.20 mi
Gravel: 6.55 mi
Paved: 1.71 mi
Asphalt: 1.60 mi
Unknown: 0.32 mi

Weather Forecast

Touristikgemeinschaft Odenwald planned a hike.

March 24, 2021


  • Touristikgemeinschaft Odenwald

    At almost 630 meters, the Katzenbuckel is the highest mountain in the Odenwald. It goes without saying that ambitious hikers want to climb the extinct volcano, right? On this 28-kilometer circular hike, you do just that and discover other pearls of the Neckartal-Odenwald nature park.The challenging and varied tour starts at the Eberbach Nature Park Center. And right at the beginning there is a steep climb ahead of you. After all, there are more than 900 meters of altitude to be cracked today. You can take a first breather at the ruins of Eberbach. You continue to march uphill and as a reward for the climb you have mastered you can put your legs up briefly on the shore of the Katzenbuckelsee.You still have to climb a few last meters, then you stand on the highest point in the Odenwald. To fully enjoy the panorama, you can climb the 18 meter high observation tower and look over the wooded peaks and ridges of the Odenwald. With good visibility you can even see the Taunus in the distance. There are several speculations about the origin of the name of the Katzenberg. One says it is simply due to the shape of the mountain, which is supposed to be reminiscent of a hunched cat.There are still a few kilometers to go, so let's go on. In a nice up and down you hike through the wonderful nature, mainly on shady forest paths. When you arrive at your destination Neckargerach, you can relax for a while on the banks of the Neckar or reward yourself with a cozy stop. With the S-Bahn you can get back to Eberbach in a good ten minutes.

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    • March 29, 2021

Touristikgemeinschaft Odenwald

Katzensteig Waldbrunn – Tages- und Rundtouren im Odenwald und Neckartal