The 200-kilometer-long rocky edge that separates the rugged high plateau from the gentle Alb foothills rises up to 1,000 meters.
Much more beautiful than admiring the mighty elevation in the blue of the distance is to take the Albtrauf under your feet. The unique plateau with its typical lime beech forests, juniper heaths and flower meadows is a paradise for hikers. From countless viewing balconies and pulpits on the steep escarpment, breathtaking 180-degree panoramas open up with rock towers, valleys, witness mountains, castles and the plain of the Alb foreland. Some of these "princely lodges" are almost still an insider tip, others are popular destinations for excursions. Also the long-distance hiking trail Albsteig leads along the spectacular Albtrauf edge again and again.