The trail with a tower that stays in your memory. So: Every man (and woman) stormed up the hiking trail "hochgehtürmt"!
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Specifics of the tour
The starting point is the Landesziegenweide, a wonderful introduction to what is to come. Continuing along the path along the Pfullinger Wanne, a colourful splendour of blossoms and great biodiversity awaits everyone who follows the seemingly endless meadow area up the Schönberg. In the midst of all this biodiversity, you will eventually discover the historic path spider at the Sättele, which after a steeper climb leads to the ancient sea reef - the Wackerstein. Nothing now stands in the way of an overwhelming view of the Alb foreland. And those who have enjoyed enough of the wonderful view for the time being continue along the narrow (rock) ridge towards the Alb plateau and enjoy the creation of a new witness mountain there.
The hike now reaches the highlight of the trail, the Schönbergturm - affectionately called "Onderhos" (pants) by locals. As soon as you see it, you know why. On the initiative of the Swabian Albverein and with the generous support of the Swabian patron Louis Laiblin (1861-1927), the tower was built high above the town by architect Theodor Fischer (1862-1938) in 1905/1906. Once you have climbed the 26.4 m high observation tower, you can enjoy the most stunning view of the Alb, the Alb ridge and the Alb foreland - a feast for the eyes all round!
And to replenish your energy reserves amidst all the beauty, you can make yourself comfortable at the barbecue area or at one of the many seating groups.
Climb the Schönberg Tower and enjoy the view.
At the end of the Ziegenweide car park, before the water reservoir, we turn left onto a narrow footpath which we follow uphill. We turn left once and immediately right again and continue uphill. We then walk straight on at the next bend. Initially on a normal forest path, the footpath becomes narrower and narrower and finally leads us steeply up to the next level. We keep to the left. On a narrow footpath we climb in serpentines up to the high meadow Wanne. Here we walk a short distance to the right to the barbecue area with hut. At the edge of the forest, we hike briefly uphill, come to a forest path and continue on this to the right. Continue until a small trail branches off to the left. Follow this path through a meadow on the slope, which surprises us in spring and summer with its splendid flowers. At the end, we re-enter the forest and arrive at the trail spider at Hintere Sättele. Several hiking trails meet here. With the trail sign, we now hike up to the Wackerstein on a stony path. After enjoying the fascinating view from the rocky head into the Alb foothills, we return to the barbecue site with shelter and follow the initially wide path downhill. Over a rocky section we reach a narrow ridge that still connects the Wackerstein with the Alb plateau. At the end, we walk a few more steps through the forest, then we step onto the meadows of the Won. Immediately afterwards, we turn left and walk on the footpath below the rocky ridge until we come to the Sättele again. We keep slightly to the right and walk uphill to the high meadow at Schönberg. A barbecue area and nice seating invite you to linger. The kiosk is open on Sundays and public holidays. The Schönberg tower with its ingenious construction offers a fantastic panoramic view and is accessible all year round. Behind the tower, we take the right path and reach the rocky descent down to the tub. We first cross the car park and then the meadow on a trail. Passing a memorial stone, we reach the Albtrauf and hike downhill in serpentines until we reach the starting point.
Sturdy shoes are recommended.
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 emergency services can reach you more quickly in an emergency.
Special features of the trail:
On the plateaus of Wanne and Schönberg, the meadows surprise with their unique flowering splendour and biodiversity.