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Forest Excursions

(in German only)


Five times a year the former district forester Günther Schwarz offers guided tours through Schönbuch Nature Park for those interested in history and forestry. Each excursion has a different theme. Below you'll find the dates of the tours, along with detailed information on the various excursions.

Please book the tour of your choice with Ms. Aydemir. Mr. Schwarz will also be happy to answer any queries to do with the hikes (Telephone: +49 (0)178 521 285 0, or E-mail:

Millstones, Minster, Forest (hi)stories – Some background facts on Stuben (Middle Keuper) sandstone

Sunday, 17.09.2017

A hike over the Betzenberg hill on the trail of Stuben sandstone, followed by refreshments at the backhouse in Glashütte.

Description Starting from the Braunacker hikers' car park, the trail leads through the forest to the Neubronnwasen area, where Stuben (Middle Keuper) sandstone is quarried for the maintenance of Ulm Minster. En route, we take a look at earlier quarry sites, fragments of millstones and a geotope. We then continue past the square "Ritter Reforestation Area" and back to the car park. From there we drive (own cars) to the bakehouse in Glashütte, where freshly-baked "Flammkuchen" (tarte flambée) and drinks await us.
Meeting point 14:00 h at the Braunacker hikers' car park on the L 1208 between Waldenbuch and Dettenhausen
Distance 9 km
Duration 3.5 hrs (not including refreshments at the bakehouse)
Price 10.00 € (incl. tarte flambée. Drinks not included)
No. of participants Minimum 10, maximum 25

Herdsmen, Ham, Forest (hi)stories – Traces of earlier forest utilisation around Waldenbuch

Sunday, 15.10.2017

A hike to the "Neuweiler Viehweide" cattle pasture, followed by refreshments at the Landgasthof Rössle.

Description The   path follows the mill channel past the Ritter chocolate factory to the Fäulbach   valley. After walking through varied woodlands we arrive at the Neuweiler   Viehweide, a Forest Heritage Site. Along the the Aich and the Rohrwiesensee lake   we return to Waldenbuch. After the hike it's planned to visit the Landgasthof   Rössle for some refreshments.
Meeting point 14:00 h at the Braunacker hikers' car park on L 1208 between Waldenbuch and Dettenhausen
Distance 8 km
Duration 3.5 hrs (not including visit to the Rössle)
Price 5.00 € (not including food and drink at the Landgasthof Rössle)
No. of participants Minimum 10, maximum 25

For all forest excursions please make sure you wear sturdy footwear and weatherproof clothing. We wish all forest and history enthusiasts an exciting excursion in Schönbuch Nature Park.