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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.
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
After a short time, this path crosses a wide gravel road again. We go left, follow the signs to the Sexauer hut. We leave the hut on the left and continue uphill to the “Teufelskanzel” location, turn right there and stay on the path that leads us over stairs directly to the Teufelskanzel. We climb this partly on steps, partly on foot-wide paths - surefootedness and careful hiking are required here!
After the Teufelskanzel, the path meets a wide gravel path again. We turn right and follow this for about 500 meters, then hike right at the Wildwies location over a foot-wide path past the Bärenfelsen to Marienruhe. There we keep left downhill to the next intersection, then right again. A narrow path zigzags downhill to the Rappenschliff location, over the Silbereckle to the Haberer Tower.
After we have enjoyed the view from the tower, we go back the same way for about 50 meters before a small path turns off on the left. The path ends above the Kreuzkopfschanze, just turn right once more and we are back at the starting point.
Public transportFrom Offenburg (ICE and IC stop) or Appenweier you can reach Bad Peterstal-Griesbach with the Ortenau-S-Bahn.
Ortenau-S-Bahn (OSB): main train station Bad Griesbach
Southwest bus: station at the church
From here it is approx. 1 kilometer to the Kreuzkopfschanze.
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!
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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!
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