Renchtalsteig - Renchtal - The forefront of the Black Forest.

Renchtalsteig - Hiking on the Heights of the Rench Valley

The circular hiking trail Renchtalsteig, in parts with an alpine character, is certified by the German hiking association and runs from the vineyards of the Rhine Valley, to the viewing point Mooskopf, to Alexanderschanze and back via the waterfalls of Allerheiligen. Explore the typical and unique types of landscape of the Black Forest Central/North on a themed trail. Striking landscapes like the vineyards around the wine capital Oberkirch, the nearly treeless and humid area – the so called Grinden – around Alexanderschanze, Zuflucht and Schliffkopf at an altitude of about 1,000 metres, wide high plains, legendary rock faces, springs, waterfalls, a tarn and much more characterise this high-quality hiking trail.

Certified by the German hiking association as “Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland” (high-quality hiking trail) the Renchtalsteig offers a diverse route along all sights of the Rench Valley. The route is divided into five stages of 16.5 to 23.6 kilometres each.


1st stage:

Rathaus Bottenau – Schloss Staufenberg – Brandstetter Kapelle – Bildeiche – Schönwasen – Moosturm – Kalikutt – Hugenhof Oppenau

2nd stage:

Hugenhof Oppenau – Bühler Eck – Schäfersfeld – Löcherwasen – Fürstenkopf – Kurhaus Bad Peterstal

3rd stage:

Kurhaus Bad Peterstal – Freiersbach – Palmspring – Seeebene – Sexauer Hütte – Teufelskanzel – Alexanderschanze

4th stage:

Alexanderschanze – Roßbühl – Zuflucht – Lotharpfad – Schliffkopf – Allerheiligen – Sagenrundweg – Parkplatz Wasserfälle Allerheiligen

5th stage:

Parkplatz Wasserfälle Allerheiligen – Ruine Allerheiligen – Sohlberg – Schwalbenstein – Schauenburg

More Information

For further information about Renchtalsteig and corresponding packages please contact the Renchtal Tourismus GmbH 

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