Hike Kochersteig (3 Stages) in Hohenlohe: Position on map

Hike Kochersteig (3 Stages)

Kochersteig (3 Stages)

Elevation

Min: 928 ft
Max: 2221 ft
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Difficulty
Moderate
Distance: 35.29 miles
Duration:2 days 22 h 20 min
Min: 928 ft
Max: 2221 ft

Trail characteristics

Asphalt
Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail

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Route description

Hiking on Kochersteig.
© Hohenlohe + Schwäbisch Hall Tourismus e.V. Hiking on Kochersteig.

Stage 1:

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.

Stage 2:

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.

Stage 3:

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.

Suitable for dogs
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Video

Kocher-Jagst-Trail: Kochersteig | 02:12

Highlights of the tour

Schwäbisch hall is a first highlight of the tour.
© Hohenlohe + Schwäbisch Hall Tourismus e.V. Schwäbisch hall is a first highlight of the tour.

Stage 1:

  • 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
     

Stage 2:

  • 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)
     

Stage 3:

  • Eberbach: church Chorturmkirche
  • Blaufelden: church Ulrichskirche and biotopes of the valley Rötelbachtal

Equipment

  • Weather appropriate clothing and grip sole shoes.
  • A map, provisions and your mobile phone.

Getting here

Public transportation

Starting point is the train station in Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental. Traveling by train you will be able to start the hike right away.

By car

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.

 

Contact

Hohenlohe + Schwäbisch Hall Tourismus e. V.
Münzstraße
74523
Schwäbisch Hall
+49 (0) 791/755-7444
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