The first stage of the day leads from the castle in Wiesensteig to the "Deutsches Haus" near Gruibingen. The Albtraufgänger consists of a total of 113 kilometers and 6 daily stages.
This stage impresses with the historic half-timbered houses in Wiesensteig, the source of the Fils, the Reußenstein castle ruins, the "Jahrhundertstein" in Gruibingen and a panoramic view of the Bossler.
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Explore the unique Albtrauf Region with its magnificent landscapes. Juniper heathlands, meadows of orchids and striking cliffs give the Swabian Albtrauf its extraordinary beauty. Discover splendid hill tops, valleys and health-enhancing springs. Pass through small villages and get to know Swabian history, art and traditional foods at their finest. The Albtraufgänger Route offers you the opportunity to experience the region’s outstanding diversity and provides you with a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure.
The Albtraufgänger route starts at Wiesensteig and takes you through the romantic old city with its historical half-timbered houses along the river "fils". The river´s source is situated in a beautiful setting. From there it flows through a picturesque valley alongside beautiful meadows and winds its way to a cave called Schertelshöhle where the Jurassic Sea once covered the Albtrauf, today you can gaze at magnificent dripstones and holed rocks.
After that the way takes you from down below up high to the remains of Reussenstein Castle, also known as the “Swabian Alb’s Jewel”. It then ascends leading towards Bossler mountain. On this part of the way you can admire the “century stone” (Jahrhundertstein), a piece of art focused on the 20th century. It is composed of three big stone tablets which in total have one hundred keywords carved in them. They represent last century’s technology, culture, science, politics and daily life. Once you have reached the top of Bossler mountain you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Albtrauf at about 800 m.
sturdy footwear, weatherproof clothing
The climbs require a head for heights, a good level of fitness and sure-footedness, especially when it is wet.
Erlebnisregion Schwäbischer Albtrauf
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