- With an overall length of 35 miles the hike is among the 5 longest hikes in Baden-Württemberg available on TouriSpo.
- You can easily take your dog on this trail. (See all dog friendly hikes in Baden-Württemberg.)
- Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.
The first stage will guide you through nature and culture. Hike on moderate trails past the castle Comburg until you reach Schwäbisch-Hall. Continue through Hohenloher Ebene plain stop at Eltershofen and for some food and rest. Afterwards, beautiful paths will guide you back into the valley Kochertal.
Further highlights of the first stage are the castle in Eltershofen and the historic town Geislingen.
The second stage is the longest of the three stages and does not lack in variety. Starting at the valley Kochertal you will crest Hohenloher Ebene and subsequently descend into the gorgeous valley Jagsttal. On your way you will pass some medieval churches and a castle. For a delicious meal, stop at Jagstmühle.
Little-used trails guide you through beautiful nature to Eberbach and through the valley Rötelbachtal. This valley is known to be the most beautiful in the Hohenloher area because of its biotopes. Up at Hohenlohe Höhe you will be able to enjoy the view before you get to the final destination of the tour, Blaufelden. The churches Chorturmkirche in Eberach and Ulrichskirche in Blaufelden are definitely worth a visit.
Highlights of the tour
- Schwäbisch Hall: Comburg, the former Benedictine abbey; the historic town of Schwäbisch Hall with its museum for the History of Arts and Culture namely Hällisch-Fränkisches Museum; and the church St. Michael
- Eltershofen: the former castle
- Geislingen: historic town
- Braunsbach: former romanesque church, castle Tierberg
- Döttingen: church from around 1600, castle from the 17th and 18th century
- Unterregenbach: Carolingian basilica St. Veit with crypt underneath the rectory Buchenbach: church Chorturmkirche (mural paintings from the 12th century)
- Eberbach: church Chorturmkirche
- Blaufelden: church Ulrichskirche and biotopes of the valley Rötelbachtal
- Weather appropriate clothing and grip sole shoes.
- A map, provisions and your mobile phone.
Starting point is the train station in Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental. Traveling by train you will be able to start the hike right away.
Traveling by car, take A6 and exit in Schwäbisch Hall. From there, follow B14, B19 and K2573 and L1060 to Hessental. Parking is available at the train station.
For caravans, sites are available in Schwäbisch Hall on parking lot P5 next to the brine pool or in Steinbach on the campsite.
The hiking trail „Kochersteig“ starts at the train station in Schwäbisch Hall- Hessental.