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Bad Peterstal-Griesbach: Hike to Buchkopftower Oppenau

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  • Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, Wanderung zum Buchkopfturm: Blick auf Oppenau-Maisach
    / Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, Wanderung zum Buchkopfturm: Blick auf Oppenau-Maisach
    Photo: Petra Boschert, Kur und Tourismus GmbH Bad Peterstal-Griesbach
  • / Panoramaaussicht vom Buchkopfturm
    Photo: Petra Boschert, Kur und Tourismus GmbH Bad Peterstal-Griesbach
  • / Panoramaaussicht vom Buchkopfturm
    Photo: Petra Boschert, Kur und Tourismus GmbH Bad Peterstal-Griesbach
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    Photo: Petra Boschert, Kur und Tourismus GmbH Bad Peterstal-Griesbach
  • / Rastmöglichkeit am Renchtalsteig, mit Sicht Richtung Buchkopfturm und Umgebung
    Photo: Petra Boschert, Kur und Tourismus GmbH Bad Peterstal-Griesbach
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    Photo: Petra Boschert
  • / Martinshof Bad Griesbach
    Photo: Dorothee Braun, Kur und Tourismus GmbH Bad Peterstal-Griesbach
  • / Die Renchtalhütte
    Photo: Petra Boschert, Foto (C) Renchtalhütte
  • / Höhengasthaus Herbstwasen
    Photo: Dorothee Braun, Kur und Tourismus GmbH Bad Peterstal-Griesbach
m 1000 900 800 700 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Mittlerer Brandweg Buchkopfturm Oppenau Kohlgrube Renchtalhütte
This hike with great views to the white fir tower on Buchkopf mountain right above Oppenau-Maisach is a trip to enjoy and shouldn’t be left out by hiking friends when visiting the Renchtal.
easy
5 km
2:30 h
173 m
173 m
A beautiful and conditionally simple circular trail from “Rohrenbacher Eck” (near Renchtal hut) along the “Renchtalsteig” uphill to the “Buchkopftower Oppenau”.

The hike largely runs along wide forrest paths and is also suited for families with children.

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Petra Boschert
Updated: November 23, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Buchkopfturm, 930 m
Lowest point
Renchtalhütte, 757 m
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Tips, hints and links

Restaurant:

Renchtalhütte

Höhengasthaus Herbstwasen

Start

At the Renchtalhut in Bad Peterstal-Griesbach (district Bad Griesbach) (757 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.467052, 8.235688
DMS
48°28'01.4"N 8°14'08.5"E
UTM
32U 443502 5368495
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Destination

White fir tower on Buchkopf mountain, above Oppenau-Maisach

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the parking lot at the Rohrenbacher Eck (near the Renchtalhut), we follow the “Brandstraße” uphill. After about 30m we keep left and walk for about 800m on the “Renchtalsteig” until we reach the next intersection.  The tower is now to the left in front of us. Please pay attention to the signs (Renchtalsteig Rhombus).

We stay on the Renchtalsteig – we follow a narrow footpath uphill keeping right. For another kilometer, we stay on the Renchtalsteig. We turn right, leaving the road and walking steep uphill, on a newly created wide road that leads us right to the tower.

Leaving the tower behind, we make our way back. We walk uphill again for a little while, then keep left and stay on this path until we reach the barrier. At the intersection behind it, we take the left hiking trail and follow it for about 200 m, and turn left again. After about one kilometer we reach the spot where we walked uphill to the tower. We walk back the way we came to our starting point.

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Public transport

From Offenburg (ICE or IC-stop) or Appenweier you can travel to Bad Peterstal-Griesbach via Ortenau-S-Bahn

Ortenau-S-Bahn (OSB): leave at Bad Griesbach train station

Südwestbus (7137): Bus stop at Bad Griesbach town hall (near the Bad Griesbach church)

When arriving by train you have to take a nearly 60 minute long walk to get to the “Renchtalhütte” the starting point of the trail.

Getting there

Bad Peterstal-Griesbach is within easy reach through the connection to the B28, the Rhein plain motorway (A5), as well as the Bodensee motorway (A81).
  • From the upper Rhein plain (A5) take the motorway exit Appenweier and the road B 28 to Bad Griesbach. At the hotel “Döttelbacher Mühle” take a left turn and short after that take a right turn into “Breitenbergstraße”.We follow the road straight ahead until we reach the parking lot 100 m after we pass the “Renchtalhütte” 
  • From the motorway A81 take the exit at Horb and drive along the B28 in direction of Freudenstadt and Bad Peterstal-Griesbach. At Bad Griesbach take a right turn into the street in between hotel “Adlerbad” and hotel “Kimmig” .We drive another 3 kilometers through the valley of the “Wild Rench”. 500 m after we pass the sawmill we keep left until we reach our destination.

Parking

Parking lot with the information board 100 m past the „Renchtalhütte“

Coordinates

DD
48.467052, 8.235688
DMS
48°28'01.4"N 8°14'08.5"E
UTM
32U 443502 5368495
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Bad Peterstal-Griesbach available at the Bad Peterstal Tourist Information Office, Tel. 07806 91000; Costs: 3.50 euros (plus shipping) www.bad-peterstal-griesbach.de

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Equipment

Sturdy shoes are recommended

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Reviews

5.0
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Petra Gehrisch
November 15, 2020 · Community
Wir wohnen seit 6 Jahren in Kehl und lernen unsere Heimat immer mehr kennen. Die Wanderung heute zum Buchkopfturm war sehr schön. Wunderschöne Aussichten.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
173 m
Descent
173 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Insider tip

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