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    Tour tip: Schramberger Burgensteig hike

    "Man builds castles, time builds ruins."

    With the tour tip under the motto above, we introduce you to perhaps the most beautiful hike in the surrounding area.

    In addition to the Junghans watch factory, the Hohenschramberg castle ruins, which tower royally on the Schlossberg above the city, are one of Schramberg's landmarks.

    After this first destination, an adventurous and unique path leads us through the so-called Sea of ​​Rocks, past the Lauterbach Waterfalls to the very well-preserved Falkenstein ruins, the oldest ruins in the entire Black Forest.

    The path back to the starting point takes us through Schramberg's , where we can complete our hike in one of the numerous typically Swabian localities.

    Our tip - night hike with Sebastian:

    If you want to experience the adventurous ruins, the sea of ​​rocks and the bird's eye view of Schramberg at night, you should go on this great tour with our hobby hiker and Black Forest native Sebastian. Armed with headlamps, you will remember this unique experience for a long time.

    Schramberg view

    Tour details:​

    Duration: approx. 3 hours

    Equipment: sturdy shoes, enough drinks (Burgstüble Hohenschramberg is the only place to stop for refreshments), and be sure to take your camera with you

    Requirement: a tough climb to the Hohenschramberg, otherwise average fitness and some sure-footedness are completely sufficient.

    Castle view

    Exact directions to Burgensteig Schramberg​

    To reach the starting point of our tour, we drive from Alpirsbach towards Schiltach and turn left after the tunnel towards Schramberg. When we arrive in Schramberg, we turn right after the bft gas station and park our car after about a 15-minute drive directly on the Schiltach near the Cafebar Majolika.

    Once our backpack is packed and our shoes are tied tightly, we follow the Schiltach in the opposite direction and cross it after an underpass. Behind the St. Mariakirche, somewhat hidden, we find a staircase with the signpost to Hohenschramberg . We quickly gain altitude along this path, which leads us through a nature reserve, and soon the first view of Schramberg opens up through the densely grown trees. We follow the signs in the direction of Hohenschramberg until we reach a viewing bungalow after about 20 minutes. After a short break, the path leads us moderately steeply past huge red sandstone walls until we reach the Hohenschramberg castle complex directly below the Burgstüble restaurant (good home-style Swabian cuisine, especially the sausage salad is highly recommended).

    Past the still very well preserved bastion, a magnificent view of the entire city awaits us. After we have enjoyed the view, the further path leads us opposite the Burgstüble, which is by the way the only opportunity to stop off on our hiking trail, towards Felsenmeer . A descending path, which is densely surrounded by coniferous trees and colorful flora , leads us onto a well-developed forest path, which we follow descending. After about 200m we make a 180° turn onto a seemingly little-used meadow path , which after a while turns into a hiking trail . We thus reach the so-called Felsenmeer and it becomes clear to us why the Felsenmeer definitely deserves its name. Steeper descending passages are mitigated by artificially created stairs.

    We follow the path towards Lauterbach Waterfalls , which we reach after another 15 minutes.

    We cross a bridge to reach the connecting road leading towards Lauterbach. We cross this and follow an ascending forest path for about 200m until we take a detour on the right to perhaps one of the most beautiful places in the Black Forest. An oasis of peace that is second to none. Located directly on a stream and covered in dense moss, this oasis of peace invites us to relax and it becomes clear to us why a holiday in the Black Forest is so often an unforgettable experience.

    Directly opposite on the other side of the forest path , a narrow footpath (be careful, easy to miss) leads us towards Töswald. After about 10 minutes, the path, which is now overgrown with thick grass, forks. We keep to the right and thus maintain the height until the forest clears and we have a fantastic view of the Hohenschramberg ruins behind us on the left.

    A short time later the overgrown path turns into a well-developed forest path. Continuing to follow the signs towards Falkenstein ruins , the path leads us to a small junction where we leave the path on the left. castle ruins, not far away, with the waving flag of the Falkensteiners. A partially steeply sloping path leads us to an idyllic wooden bridge until, in another 10 minutes, we reach the very well-kept Falkenstein castle ruins, which date back to the 11th century.

    Various information boards inform visitors about the historical history of the castle. A furnished castle room (can be illuminated at night) brings us a little closer to castle life. Through narrow corridors within the ruins you reach a viewing area from which you can view Schramberg from a different perspective. The view of the directly adjacent climbing rocks is also enough.

    • Can you find the stone with the motto of our hike? (Little tip: The best way to see it is from the viewing platform)

    Back to the bridge and continuing downwards, the path takes us through a sawmill directly along the Schiltach to the “Holy Spirit Church” built in 1914. After strolling through Schramberg's lively pedestrian zone, we continue following the Schiltach and after a total of around 3 hours we return to the starting point of our hike.

    Schramberg viewing pavilionHiking trail
    View from ruinsSchramberg
    Forest oasis of calmHohenschramberg ruins
    Schramberger BurgensteigSignpost Burgensteig Schramberg

    You can also find other beautiful hikes around the Nagoldtalsperre near the Erzgrube. Or if your children have had enough of hiking, we recommend a visit to the Vogtsbauernhöfe in Gutach.

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