It now goes downhill in a zigzag, past the Rappenenschliff, a gigantic steep gully with broken rocks in the red sandstone. In the further course we cross the so-called Silbereck, an area not far from the Haberer Tower where silver ore was formerly mined.
The Haberer Tower marks the end of the tour. The 16 meter high, sandstone-walled tower was built in 1899 in honor of the former medical councilor and sponsor of the Renchtal baths, Dr. Albert Haberer, built.
Special tip for those interested in mushrooms
If you look closely, you will quickly discover that this bizarre nature offers the ideal ground for all kinds of mushrooms. If you want, you can find out something worth knowing from the accompanying information boards and immerse yourself in the fabulous world of mushrooms.
Safety informationThe steps along the way can be slippery when it rains. Surefootedness is necessary in some places.
Tips and hintsTour descriptions and maps are available from the Bad Peterstal Tourist Information Office
Getting thereBoth the Rheintalautobahn (A5) and the Bodenseautobahn (A81) can be reached quickly via the federal road 28.
How to get to the hiking car park at Kreuzkopfschanze: Autobahn A5, exit Appenweier, B28 via Oberkirch and Oppenau to Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, exit from Bad Griesbach, the entrance to the Kreuzkopfschanze is on the right-hand side
the A81 motorway, exit Horb, B28 via Freudenstadt to Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, center of Bad Peterstal, the entrance to Bad Griesbach, the entrance to the Kreuzkopfschanze is on the left
ParkingFree parking at the Kreuzkopfschanze
Please note that the parking lot at the ski jump can be overcrowded on the weekends of ski jumping. Please use the public parking spaces in town!
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentGood footwear, if necessary also hiking sticks
TIP: LOWA hiking boots can be borrowed and tested outdoors in the LOWA test center of the Bad Peterstal Tourist Information Center!
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.