The 3rd day's stage leads from the Wasserberg via the Grünenberg, the Burren and the Kuchberg to Gingen/Fils. The Albtraufgänger consists of a total of 113 kilometers and 6 daily stages.
This stage offers pure nature with a 360° view of the Burren and the Kuchberg nature reserve with juniper heaths.
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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 route takes you from Wasserberg mountain through the picturesque Swabian Albtrauf Region to Grünenberg, an outlying farming settlement with a restaurant, and to Burren car park. The Burren (regionally also called “pin cushion“) offers you superb views of the three Kaiserberge (emperor-mountains), Wasserberg mountain and "Kaltes Feld" mountain plateau.
The Albtraufgänger route then carries on through the Upper Fils Valley passing Tennenberg mountain onto Kuchberg car park. It continues through the forest and passes Spitzenberg Ruin. Finally the walk leads you to the end of the stage Gingen an der Fils train station.
sturdy shoes, weatherproof clothing
The climbs require a head for heights, a good level of fitness and sure-footedness, especially when it is wet.
Respectful cooperation in the district of Göppingen.
Code of Conduct:
Please respect path-blockings and quiet zones.
Please do not leave any rubbish, animal excrements, … e.g.
Please act foresightful and considerate. Adapt your behaviour to the current situation. Safety comes first.
Please respect other hikers.
Please be considerate of animals and nature
Please plan your trips ahead. Plan your trips during daytime and try to avoid dawn and dusk.
Please consider entry bans of agricultural areas during vegetation period.
Please stay on marked paths and avoid forest borders so wildlife can get used to humans.