Hiking in the Swabian Alb

The Swabian Alb is a hikers paradise.

Sunny juniper heaths and fruit orchards invite you to take a break and enjoy your time in the unique nature. The so-called "Albtrauf" gives you the chance to get an overview to the Alb valleys, to the Black Forest and sometimes even to the Alps. 

Spectacular viewpoints, rooted paths and turquoise-blue spring pots are waiting in the unique nature and cultural landscape of the Swabian Alb. With more than 90 certified hiking trails, the region is the place to be for hiking in the Southwest of Germany.

Sheep along the Albschäferweg

Sheep along the Albschäferweg.

© Schwäbische Alb Tourismus
Hiking in the Small Lauter Valley

Hiking in the Small Lauter Valley.

© Schwäbische Alb Tourismus
Overview into the Danube Valley

Overview into the Danube Valley.

© Long-Nong Huang
Suspension Bridge in Inzigkofen

Suspension Bridge in Inzigkofen .

© Long-Nong Huang
Overview into the Lauter Valley from Ruin Hohengundelfingen

Overview into the Lauter Valley from Ruin Hohengundelfingen.

© Susanne Maier, blackdotswhitespots.com
Coffee Break at

Coffee Break at "Hangender Stein" in Albstadt.

© Albstadt Tourismus
Ruin Hiltenburg in the Swabian Alb

Ruin Hiltenburg in the Swabian Alb.

© Patrick Zanker Gemeinde Bad Ditzenbach
View to the Wurmlinger Kapelle near Tübingen

View to the Wurmlinger Kapelle near Tübingen.

© Susanne Maier, blackdotswhitespots.com
Ruin Reußenstein in Autumn Colours

Ruin Reußenstein in Autumn Colours.

© Jana Zieseniß, sonne-wolken.de
Overview to Hohenurach from Rutschenfelsen near Bad Urach

Overview to Hohenurach from Rutschenfelsen near Bad Urach.

© TMBW, G. Lengler

Top 4 Long-Distance Trails

Find the top Long-Distance Trails in the Swabian Alb. Take a soothing break from your stressful everyday life and go an a hike at one of the stunning multiday trails. If you want more trail tips, just click the green button and you will get to the German overview page of long-distance trails. 

Albtraufgänger

One way tour | medium

 113.60 km  34:40 h  3077 m  3077 m

Albsteig (HW1) - hiking trail across the Swabian Alb - Overall route

Stages tour | hard

 358.56 km  109:38 h  8346 m  8103 m

Donauberglandweg - from the Albtrauf to the Danube Valley

Stages tour | medium

 59.00 km  20:00 h  1700 m  2000 m

Albschäferweg - Hiking in the Swabian Alb

Stages tour | medium

 158.95 km  42:15 h  2156 m  2156 m

Top 6 Loop Trails

Find the very best Loop Trails in the Swabian Alb. Lace up your hiking boots and get to know the unique natural landscape of this region. The Swabian Alb is home to more than 80 certified loop trails. To get more trail tips, just click the green button below which leads you to the German overview page of loop trails.

Löwenpfad "Felsenrunde" - Marvelous views over the Fils valley

Loop tour | medium

 13.31 km  4:20 h  427 m  428 m

Hohenurachsteig

Loop tour | medium

 7.50 km  2:30 h  487 m  487 m

Donaufelsenläufe - Donaufelsengarten

Loop tour | medium

 8.50 km  3:30 h  240 m  240 m

Traufgang Tour "Zollernburg-Panorama" in Albstadt

Loop tour | medium

 15.56 km  6:00 h  412 m  412 m

HOCHGEHBERGE-Tour »hochgehfestigt« - premium hiking trail in Beuren

Loop tour | medium

 9.53 km  3:00 h  350 m  350 m

Alb-Donau-Kreis Ice Age path - Blaubeurer rocky path

Loop tour | medium

 10.37 km  3:25 h  440 m  440 m

Alb steig (HW1)

358 kilometres of spectacular panoramic views, narrow paths, historic castles and palaces and plenty of time to breathe. The Albsteig (HW1) is the classic long-distance hiking trail in the Alb and is also a proud member of the Top Trails of Germany. Find all information on stages and details of the tour at albsteig.com. 

Alb Service

Find the right accommodation for your hiking holiday on the Swabian Alb here. The "Qualitätsgastgeber Wanderbares Deutschland" are establishments certified by the German Hiking Association, which are considered particularly hiker-friendly. If you want to enjoy our guest card "AlbCard" with all its advantages, click below for more information. 

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