Like lord and lady of the castle through nature and the walls of days gone by. From the bottom you ennoble yourself up to the top, to the Teck.
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Because the best doesn't always have to come at the end, sometimes it comes relatively early at the beginning: Teck Castle, with its unbelievably expansive view that couldn't be more royal, offers a view into the foothills of the Alb all the way to Stuttgart, the Kaiserberge mountains and Hohenneuffen Castle. Through the forest and up the Albtrauf you reach the Yellow Rocks, which have their name not by chance - the limestone rock massif is not only paradise for climbing enthusiasts, but also an eye-catcher for everyone who walks by. And if you're already hiking in the area, you shouldn't miss a princely adventure to the Veronika Cave, which invites you into another world with its six-by-three-meter rock portal. Further on, the Rauber ruin with its small cozy walls, which also invites you to a barbecue, robs you of the dullness of everyday life. The trail also includes one of the last active private cemeteries in Baden-Württemberg and, in addition to the Rössle and Krone inns, the Mörikehaus in Ochsenwang, where the German poet Eduard Mörike settled in 1832 - 1833. Finally, the last highlight - the rocky outcrop "Breitenstein" - offers another impressive panorama of the Alb foreland and the three Kaiserberge mountains.
The premium hiking trail "hochgehadelt" has so much more to offer. Whoever has completed this hiking trail has royally earned his hiking noble title.
Teck Castle, Breitenstein, Gelber Fels, Hörnle, Bühl - numerous places along the tour entice you with impressive views!
Your hike starts at the portal hiking parking lot "Hörnle" below Teck Castle. Enjoy the great view of the Alb foothills, use the barbecue facilities or start directly with the further ascent up to the Teck.
Follow the signs and start from the Hörnle in southern direction, the wide forest path up to the Teck. After about 1 km you will come to a bend, where you continue to follow the path in a northerly direction and finally reach Teck Castle as one of the highlights of the hike. You now have the opportunity to stop at the castle, enjoy the view of the surrounding area of the Teckberg - the communities of Owen, Lenningen and Bissingen, the Breitenstein, the Alb foothills as far as Stuttgart, the Kaiserberge mountains near Göppingen, and over to Hohenneuffen Castle, and explore the Sybillenloch below the castle.
Well strengthened, you now walk back a bit of the route and from the well-known bend follow the signs further in the direction of "Gelber Fels". You will now hike through the forest along the Albtrauf until you finally reach the Gelber Fels, from where you have a unique view of the Lenningen valley, where you can often see grazing sheep. Explorers can also take a look into the Veronika Cave here.
From the Yellow Rock, the hike now goes downhill for a bit. Follow the signs down to the Sattelbogen, the point of contact between the Teckberg and the Swabian Alb. Here you now have the option of following an alternative, shorter route below the Alb ridge through the Eichhalde nature reserve directly to Bissingen.
Our hike now follows the steep serpentine path back east up to the Alb plateau. Follow the signs in the direction of Rauber/Diepoldsburg.
After a strenuous climb, we now come to the Rauber ruin, which, mystically situated in the forest, sets the imagination running at full speed. Impressed by feudal impressions, you can also take a break here at the existing barbecue area or dare a look over the walls down to Bissingen or to the Teck. From the Rauber, we continue east through the unique flora and fauna of the Albrand, past the "Spitzigen Felsen", also called "Max und Moritz Felsen", towards Diepoldsburg, which we touch to the north. Halfway there is one of the last active private cemeteries in Baden-Württemberg. At the end of the path we come to an asphalted road, which we follow past the portal "Wanderparkplatz Rauberweide" a bit in the direction of Ochsenwang and after about 250m turn right onto a small road. Over a small hill you now come to Ochsenwang, a suburb of Bissinges where Eduard Möricke once lived. Via the Eduard-Mörike-Straße you cross the village and pass the inns Rössle and Krone, where you can stop for a bite to eat. You also have the opportunity to learn something about the famous Swabian poet in the Eduard-Mörike-Haus. Past the Ochsenwang village square, with its characteristic fountain at the village pond "Hüle", follow the signs along field paths to the rocky outcrop Breitenstein. Here, one of the most beautiful views of the Swabian Alb reveals itself to you: the Alb foreland, the Teckberg and the mighty three Kaiser mountains on the horizon.
Impressed by the great view our hike continues, we follow the signs from Breitenstein via the Nordrandweg over the classic Albabstieg back down to the foot of the Swabian Alb. Follow the serpentine path below the Breitenstein through the forest until you meet the Albsteige K1250, which you cross carefully. Once you reach the other side, you now have the opportunity to discover the Bürgle Hahnenkamm, which is hidden in the forest above Bissingen, right next to our route. According to legend, the Bürglesgeist haunts this place, but this will not stop you from continuing your tour in a westerly direction down to the sports facility of the Bissinger Schützenverein. From here you can now follow the signs over the edge of the Hahnenkamm to the outskirts of Bissingen. Follow the signs up to the Hörnle - in doing so, you will come across magnificent orchard meadows, past the Alte Bleichehäusle and enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the Albtrauf and the three Kaiserberge mountains on the horizon already on the classic Albaufstieg.
Sturdy shoes are recommended in any case. Hiking poles are also helpful on this tour, as it can become very slippery after rainfall on the slopes of the Albtrauf.
Your safety is important for us, which is why you will find emergency call badges along the road at regular intervals, clearly marked with the emergency number 112. By means of the exact location marking, the rescue forces can reach you faster in case of emergency. The paths in the area of the Albtrauf can be very slippery, especially after rainfall. Good footwear is required, hiking poles can be helpful.
special features of the trail:
Again and again great views of the Three Kaiser Mountains, Stuttgart and the Albtrauf