Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Done by Matthias Brandt and Annett Brandt
This round trip we have from the hiking guide Swabian Alb, the 40 most beautiful walks from Bruckmann-Verlag. Here we have two tours connected and slightly modified, so we do not have to run the same way back. I can only recommend this tour.The tour starts in Fridingen at the church. From there we climb up to the loaf rock, which offers a beautiful view of the Danube valley. From there we walk along the slope to the Mattheiser chapel. A little later we reach the Stiegelesfelsen, which offers a romantic view of the Danube valley from a romantic point of view with a large tree and two benches. From there, the path runs comfortably on a narrow ridge. After another look over the valley and down to grazing zebu cows, it goes steeply down to the Danube. Because it was quite humid, both the rock and the roots were very slippery. We therefore took the sticks for safety (these were also necessary). Stepping stones or a footbridge cross the Danube. However, the jetty was badly damaged and can not be used at the moment. The stepping stones were still very slippery. An opposing group had their big problems there, so we decided to wade through the knee-deep water. On the other side of the river lies the restaurant Jägerhaus with a beer garden. From the hunting lodge we follow the gravel road which we have to share here with the cyclists (Donaufahrradweg). After a long bend, we leave the track and climb slightly uphill on a forest path through the forest straight ahead, over the ridge and down again, until we come back to the Danube and then immediately see the monastery Beuron. The monastery can not be visited, but the monastery church. This can be viewed outside the daily services. From the parking lot of Beuron Monastery we follow the ascending village crossing, cross the railway bridge and then keep left and continue on a gravel path uphill on the rocky slope. The path becomes more rocky and narrower in the course of the trail until we come back onto a forest path. We follow this forest path uphill until we reach the castle Wildenstein. In the castle Wildenstein there is a castle tavern. From the castle Wildenstein it goes back. But we stay to the left and stay on top, pass the "Jägersaussicht" to the view of the Alps. From there it zigzags down to just above the town sign of Beuron. There we cross the road, keep left and follow a Calvary to the Lourdes Grotto. From there it goes through a small but fantastic gorge until we come across a beautiful meadow with a view of the castle Bronnen. Below the castle, the path leads back to the hunting lodge. There we come back on the Donaufradradweg, which we now follow upstream, past the farm Ziegelhütte, a Vesperstube, to the Danube infiltration. At the infiltration site it can be seen how a part of the Danube disappears (this part will then emerge again in the Achtopf 20 km away). From the infiltration, past another grotto, we go back to the starting point. The tour mostly runs in the forest and is therefore well suited for a summer round. I found the landscape very impressive.
Sooooo beautiful there! Last year we were on the Donauberglandweg for 4 days. Absolutely recommended!
Wow great round and great pictures. And how was the water temperature🤔
The water was really pleasant.
Great tour and nice area, but unfortunately a bit away from me. I recognized a lot, thanks!
a simply fantastic tour ...I'll just make a copy of it - who knows, maybe it'll be over in the future :-)THANK YOU
Great round in the beautiful 🏞 Donaubergland! Of course, it can also be shared, e.g. at the ford at the Jägerhaus, if 25 km 💪 are too exhausting. One highlight next to the other on this tour and there are still many in this corner of the Danube valley.
Nice tour you have zusammengebastelt there. Come to me a lot known. Donautal would be with me again, but then in the direction of Sigmaringen. Are you doing a short break in Swabia? Where do you sleep if I may ask?
Nice tour, sometimes something different than the mainstream tours.In the pictures, yes, everything is back to flora and fauna 👍
Thank you for the nice comments. We had been eyeing the southern Swabian Alb for several years. But 2 hours drive are also no cardboard stem. We stayed for two nights at Rössle in Rottweil-Neufra. Very nice staff, rooms simple but clean. Breakfast ok, hot food, except the fries, rather not recommended. Here you should look for something else. But it is a really cozy village pub. It still meets half the village and has its own charm.
Grandiose tour and super nice details. The mini snail is really cute. You can not run there if you do not want to miss something like that. Would it have gone without wet Tüsse.? I would like to save the tour.
Yes, you can get over the stones well. Usually there is also a jetty there. This was probably damaged in the last flood.