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Löwenpfad "Filsursprung-Runde" - Pure nature around the Reußenstein

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A huge variation can be found on the Löwenpfad trail “Filsursprung-Runde” in Wiesensteig. Follow the tracks of the river Fils, enjoy the amazing views and the mystic scenery of Reußenstein Castle or let yourself be inspired by the dreamy ravines in the Autal or near the Schertels cave.
moderate
Distance 14 km
4:03 h
262 m
262 m
767 m
603 m
Our certified quality Löwenpfad hiking trails take you through our beautiful Swabian landscapes with delightful panoramic views, fascinating nature, and mysterious places. With its sixteen loop trails with distances varying between 3 and 24 kilometres it provides routes for everyone.

The 14-kilometre-long tour in Wiesensteig starts on the outskirts of the town at the Papiermühle car park and initially takes you up the Autal with its beautiful ravines up to the Alb plateau. A little later you reach the mystical backdrop of the Reußenstein castle ruins. It stands boldly on the towering rocky reef on the northern edge of the Swabian Alb. It is one of the most beautiful castle ruins with a magnificent view of the Neidling valley. Legendary views await you as you continue along the path on the edge of the Albtrauf.

It continues through the protected forest and on natural paths towards Schertels cave. Starting from the Löwenpfad, the path to this cave - one of the most worth seeing and richest in stalactites in the Swabian Alb - is marked separately. Further on the path leads back to the Hasen valley and to one of the highlights of the loop trail: the source of the river Fils. Once there, a hut and two barbecue areas await you as well as an impressive scenery of meadows, forests, and the river Fils. The loop trail bids you farewell with one of its most beautiful sections along the river Fils on enchanted paths.

For further information please follow the link: www.loewenpfade.de  

Author’s recommendation

You can pursue one of the most beautiful leisure activities in summer at the Wiesensteig outdoor pool, in an idyllic location with a spacious sunbathing lawn along the river Fils.

 

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Holger Bäuerle
Update: May 04, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
767 m
Lowest point
603 m
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Rest stops

Hotel-Gasthof "Am Selteltor"
Panoramahotel & Restaurant - Albhotel Malakoff
Gasthof zum See
Gasthof Café zum Filsursprung
Mühlwerk | Café & mehr
Gasthof Bläsiberg
Hofgut Reußenstein

Tips and hints

Respectful cooperation in the district of Göppingen.

Code of Conduct:

  • Please respect path-blockings and quiet zones.
  • Please do not leave any rubbish, animal excrements, … e.g.
  • Please act foresightful and considerate. Adapt your behaviour to the current situation. Safety comes first.
  • Please respect other hikers.
  • Please be considerate of animals and nature
  • Please plan your trips ahead. Plan your trips during daytime and try to avoid dawn and dusk.
  • Please consider entry bans of agricultural areas during vegetation period.
  • Please stay on marked paths and avoid forest borders so wildlife can get used to humans.

Start

Car park "Papiermühle" in Wiesensteig (613 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.562049, 9.598651
DMS
48°33'43.4"N 9°35'55.1"E
UTM
32U 544169 5378945
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Destination

Same as starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts on the outskirts of the town Wiesensteig at the Papiermühle car park and initially takes you up the Autal with its beautiful ravines up to the Alb plateau. A little later you reach the mystical backdrop of the Reußenstein castle ruins. It stands boldly on the towering rocky reef on the northern edge of the Swabian Alb. It is one of the most beautiful castle ruins with a magnificent view of the Neidling valley. Legendary views await you as you continue along the path on the edge of the Albtrauf.

It continues through the protected forest and on natural paths towards Schertels cave. Starting from the Löwenpfad, the path to this cave - one of the most worth seeing and richest in stalactites in the Swabian Alb - is marked separately. Further on the path leads back to the Hasen valley and to one of the highlights of the loop trail: the source of the river Fils. Once there, a hut and two barbecue areas await you as well as an impressive scenery of meadows, forests, and the river Fils. The loop trail bids you farewell with one of its most beautiful sections along the river Fils on enchanted paths.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the RE 5 and MEX 16 from Stuttgart and Ulm to Geislingen/Steige station. From there, bus line 966 runs in the direction of Wiesensteig.

Take the RE 5 and MEX 16 from Stuttgart and Ulm to Göppingen station. From there, bus line 981 runs in the direction of Wiesensteig.

Drive to the "Wiesensteig Rathaus" bus stop. It is almost 2 km on foot to the first entry point into the Löwenpfad on the Autal ascent.

You can find the district timetable at: www.vvs.de/fahrplan 

Getting there

Wiesensteig is located directly on the BAB A 8 Stuttgart-Munich: exit Wiesensteig/Mühlhausen. From Mühlhausen im Täle it is another 4 km to Wiesensteig.

Navigation to the starting point with Google Maps

Parking

There are enough parking spaces available at the Papiermühle car park.

Rates:

  • Short-term parking for cars (not mobile homes and buses)
  • up to 2 hours: 3 euros
  • Day ticket for cars from 2 hours: 5 euros
  • Day ticket mobile homes and buses: 8 euros

Coordinates

DD
48.562049, 9.598651
DMS
48°33'43.4"N 9°35'55.1"E
UTM
32U 544169 5378945
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

A hiking brochure with all 16 Löwenpfade from the Ave-Weg to the Weitblick-Tour, an overview map and tips on gastronomy and accommodation can be ordered from the Erlebnisregion Schwäbischer Albtrauf e.V. and from the Löwenpfad-Website using the respective contact form.

Author’s map recommendations

Uphill and downhill - either on the Albtraufgänger stages or the Löwenpfade in the district of Göppingen. The hiking map is available for 6.50 euros in bookstores (ISBN: 978-3-9811016-5-2) and from the Erlebnisregion Schwäbischer Albtrauf e.V.

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Equipment

Good footwear and sure-footedness are recommended.

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Rating

4.7
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Martin Hafner
November 08, 2021 · Community
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Sibylle Feith 
September 26, 2021 · Community
Tour mit tollen Ausblicken
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Tommy 
August 09, 2021 · Community
Eine der schönsten Touren der Region, wobei es von Vorteil ist, wenn es die Tage zuvor einigermaßen trocken war, um Matschpassagen zu vermeiden. Einkehrmöglichkeit nur am Hofgut Reußenstein, die aber nur Samstag, Sonntag und an Feiertagen geöffnet haben.
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When did you do this route? August 09, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14 km
Duration
4:03 h
Ascent
262 m
Descent
262 m
Highest point
767 m
Lowest point
603 m
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