The Donau-Zollernalb-Weg trail – from the Danube Valley to the edge of the Swabian Jura (Albtrauf) in ten stages

The Donau-Zollernalb-Weg trail – from the Danube Valley to the edge of the Swabian Jura (Albtrauf) in ten stages

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A continuation of the Donauberglandweg (Danube Peaks) trail, the Donau-Zollernalb-Weg trail runs for about 165 km from Beuron through the fascinating valley where the young Danube carves its way through the landscape to the Hohenzollern city of Sigmaringen and the Zollernalb area, to a part of the range known for its ten 1,000-meter peaks.

The Donau-Zollernalb-Weg trail, the second high-quality trail in the Swabian Jura, starts in Beuron and then runs on the left bank of the Danube via the Eichfelsen cliffs near Irndorf – one of the most spectacular vista points in the Danube Valley. From there, the trail crosses back to the right bank of the Danube, passing the medieval castle of Wildenstein, near Leibertingen, and then through the village of Kreenheinstetten and down to Beuron-Hausen, in the valley. The trail goes up and down as it follows the course of the Danube, climbing and descending and crisscrossing to either bank, passing through Inzigkofen and Gutenstein to Sigmaringen. A side valley of the Danube soon takes hikers back up to the highlands of the Jura and then via the Zollernalb area back to the starting point of the Donauberglandweg (Danube Peaks) trail, the Lemberg mountain. Together with the Donauberglandweg, the Donau-Zollernalb-Weg trail forms a loop encompassing 214 km over 14 stages. (Donauberglandweg: stages 1 – 4, Donau-Zollernalbweg: stages 5 – 14).