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The Albsteig Trail – an idyllic balcony in the south

Stuttgart-Rotenberg: Funeral chapel on wuerttemberg ©Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH (SMG) (Jürgen Pollak)

The Albtrauf escarpment in the Swabian Jura is unparalleled in Europe. We hike on the Albsteig Trail, which mostly follows the Albtrauf escarpment with a drop of up to 300 metres

The Albsteig Trail is the oldest hiking trail in the Swabian Jura . We discover the region's scenic beauty on many narrow paths. Nevertheless, the Albsteig Trail is physically demanding and difficult throughout. So hikers have a decision to make: athletic hikers can do the Albsteig Trail in 15 stages; leisurely hikers can do it in 25. The Albsteig Trail is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience, one highlight being the breathtaking view of Hohenzollern Castle . The vantage point on the Zeller Horn mountain is one of the most beautiful spots in Germany. We hike past several other castles, caves and bizarre rock formations and discover a very special highlight: the Urach Waterfall on the outskirts of Bad Urach. And we are rewarded time and time again with fantastic views of the hilly landscape around Stuttgart.

TIP: Hohenneuffen Castle

Manuel Andrack, editor, presenter, author and hiking blogger:

"Hohenneuffen Castle is one of the most outstanding castles on the Albsteig Trail. Visitors can have a look around the expansive castle grounds for free and quench their thirst with a drink in the restaurant."

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