Exposed lookout rocks, primeval gorges and the distant views from the eaves offer pure panoramic hikes. The view of the seemingly floating main castle of the Hohenzollern is particularly impressive.
You will start the hike at the village of Stich, passing along the mountain edge and eventually heading uphill. The trail will then take you past the remnants of the old high moor and across the Heiligenkopf mountain before leading you to Ritterstall and Zollernblick. The forests raise their curtains over and over again, providing you with stunning views. After reaching the plateau, you will walk past the Zollersteighof, where you can take a relaxing break, and then head towards Zeller Horn. An overpowering view of Hohenzollern Castle awaits you here. It is one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular castles.
After you reach the “Hangender Stein” natural monument, the trail will lead you at the level of the Kohlwinkelfelsen lookout point to the rest stop “Neues Schafhaus”. Around the hill, the trail will take you through characteristic juniper heath – past piles of charcoal and old ore-mining sites. You will then head to the Raichberg Turm near Nägelehaus where you can take a break. On clear days, you can see all the way to the Feldberg mountain in the Black Forest and to the Zugspitze in the Alps from this tower. After reaching a fountain called Dagersbrunnen, you will proceed downhill, walking through a canyon forest that leads to the flat moor in the Schmiechatal valley and returning to the starting point.