Hike Albschäferweg in the Swabian Jura: Position on map

Hike Albschäferweg



Min: 1506 ft
Max: 2136 ft
Uphill: 9797 ft
Downhill: 10092 ft
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Distance: 97.67 miles
Duration:10 days
Loop trail
Min: 1506 ft
Max: 2136 ft
Uphill: 9797 ft
Downhill: 10092 ft

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Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail

Route description

You will meet sheep and shepherds along the way.
© Landratsamt Heidenheim / Guido Serino You will meet sheep and shepherds along the way.

Albschäferweg trail is a 157km/97.5mi long circular trail that leads you from Spitalkirche church in Giengingen through the beautiful landscapes of the Swabian Alb. It is particularly easy to follow, as the trail is marked with an easy to recognise shepard on a blue background. The theme of this hike is that of nomadig shepherds in the region. The tour leads you past sheep farms and beautiful pasturages. The trail also goes through idyllic valleys, and provides just the right amount of diversity. The tour is divided into 10 stages.

  • Giengen to Stetten ob Lontal
  • Stetten to Anhausen
  • Anhausen to Gerstetten
  • Gerstetten to Steinheim
  • Steinheim to Zang
  • Zang to Heidenheim
  • Heidenheim to Nattheim
  • Nattheim to Neresheim
  • Neresheim to Ballmertshofen
  • Ballmertshofen back to Giengen
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Where to eat

All of the stages feature numerous options to get a bite to eat, with culinary offers ranging from country inns to high-brow restaurants.

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There are numerous variations, and you can combine and divide the stages as you like.

Getting here

By car

Take motorway A7 and follow the road to the junction Giengen/Herbrechtingen. Continue towards Giengen on B492, which finally yeads you via L1179 to the start of your hike. There are free car parts at the train station in Giengen. At Schlössle underground car park you can park at a fee.

Public transportation

Take a Brenztalbahn train from Ulm-Aalen, which gets you to Giengen railway station.


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