Exposed view rocks, the Hangende Stein and the distant views from the edge of the Trauf - especially the gigantic view from the Zeller Horn to the Hohenzollern Castle, offer panoramic hiking and pure landscape cinema. A tour that can also be divided into two shorter tours.
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Markierungszeichen Traufgang Zollernburg-Panorama in Albstadt
With the Tarufgang Zollernburg-Panorama, the name says it all! From the Zeller Horn, you probably have the best postcard view of the seemingly floating ancestral castle of the Hohenzollerns. Exposed view rocks, the 24-meter-high observation tower on the Raichberg, the adventurous Hangende Stein, indoor beech forests and the distant views from the Traufkante offer pure panoramic hiking.
A highlight among Germany's hiking trails. Whether from the edge of the Trauf down to the distant communities in the valley, from the Zeller Horn to the world-famous Hohenzollern Castle, the majestic landmark of the Zollernalbkreis, numerous exposed rock formations or the 360-degree panoramic view from the Raichberg lookout tower - the award-winning Zollernburg panorama surprises everywhere.
The trail unites a colossal span of the Traufgänge: here the partly dramatic Traufkante with rock spurs, crevices, near-crannies and root-lined paths. There the gentle Alb plateau, characterized by juniper heaths, sheer endless meadows, fields and forest edges. Pure hiking pleasure!
Highlights on the Traufgang Zollernburg-Panorama ridge tour:
- Most beautiful view of Hohenzollern Castle from the Zeller Horn - Trauf with great views: Kohlwinkelfels, Backofenfels, Hangender Stein - Nature reserve with juniper heath - Raichberg tower - Quiet areas at the Heiligenkopf with following Trauf - Show coal pile
First LOWA test center in Baden-Württemberg at the Nägelehaus. Here you can test the manufacturer's latest hiking boots directly in the field, free of charge.
From the large parking lot Skilift/Zollernburg-Panorama we first head towards the ski lift, downhill through canyon forest into the flat moor in the Schmiechatal and through the Geifitze nature reserve, towards Stich. From the small hamlet of Stich, the trail gradually climbs along the edge of the mountain. Past the remains of old raised bogs. Over the Heiligenkopf to the Ritterstall and to the Zollernblick. Again and again the curtain of forests opens to impressive views.
On the plateau, the path runs past the Zollersteighof, with a cozy stop to the Zeller Horn. Here you have an overwhelming view of Hohenzollern Castle. It is one of the most beautiful and most visited castles in Europe.
After the natural monument "Hangender Stein" the path leads at the height of the Kohlwinkelfelsen to the resting place "Neues Schafhaus". Around the Bühl, the trail leads through the characteristic juniper heaths - past coal piles and old ore extraction sites. Continue to the Raichberg tower at the Nägelehaus with a stop for refreshments. On clear days, the view from the tower reaches as far as the Feldberg in the Black Forest and into the Alps to the Zugspitze. At the Dagersbrunnen it goes briefly downhill back to the starting point.
Since the restaurants along the Traufgänge are often very busy, we recommend reserving a table in advance.
Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Please be sure to check out our Current Route Information.
FAIR AT THE TRAUF
"I am prudent and considerate of people, animals and nature."
That's what we live by! Do you too? Help us to protect the unique nature and the wild co-inhabitants of the Swabian Alb. Just a few small things we should stick to, so that nature, the animals and also us continue to do well.
I stay on the paths and do not go cross-country
I do not leave garbage
I accept trail closures and do not violate them
I refrain from night tours and artificial light
I use only designated barbecue areas to make fire
I leash my dog in the woods and fields
"I enjoy nature with a smile on my face."
Despite the repeated control and the conscientious elaboration of the route descriptions, the publisher does not assume any liability for the correctness and completeness of the information in the description presented here.
Dear hiking friends, the Traufgänge lead on natural paths along the edges of the Albtrauf and through untouched nature reserves and forests. Preserving and protecting nature is an important concern for us.
Likewise, we would like to point out the risks along the edges of the eaves and therefore ask you to stay on the designated paths and not to step on existing rock heads for safety reasons. Furthermore, we point out the presence of natural forest hazards. Due to weather conditions, some parts of the trail may be soggy and slippery and should therefore be walked on with special care. Sturdy shoes are therefore recommended on all tours, surefootedness is indispensable.
The use of the premium hiking trails Traufgänge is at your own risk.
MARKING AND SIGNPOSTING:
The Traufgängen are circular trails that can be walked in either direction. Therefore, the signposting is in one direction as well as in the other. Walk the circuit the other way around and you will discover completely new perspectives and other points of view.