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The Neckarsteig

Short facts

  • Mosbach

The Neckarsteig leads from Heidelberg to Bad Wimpfen.

The Neckarsteig is a hiking trail certified by the German Hiking Association. With a length of 126.4 km and 3127 meters of altitude, it leads from Heidelberg to Bad Wimpfen and combines nature with cultural and historical attractions of the region. Along the trail, you will encounter castles, beautiful old towns, river bends, forests, and meadows as well as gorges and rock faces.

The trail offers excellent continuous marking and is equipped with rest areas, hiking furniture, and parking for hikers. The individual sections of the trail are also easily accessible by S-Bahn or passenger ships. Thus, the Neckarsteig is excellently suited for multi-day hikes, individual day tours, or walks.

Germany's most beautiful hiking trail
The Neckarsteig has been voted "Germany's Most Beautiful Hiking Trail 2018" in the category "Routes" in a public vote by the trade magazine "Wandermagazin".

Package tour offers
The Odenwald Tourist Community offers package tour deals with attractive services in cooperation with various tour operators.
A selection of these offers can be found at www.neckarsteig.de

Hiking pin
Diligent hikers can now earn their hiking pin on the Neckarsteig. You can obtain the Neckarsteig hiking passport free of charge at all tourist information offices, municipal administrations, and other stamping points along the trail. With this passport, you can collect a total of 12 stamps from various partner businesses during your hike. If you collect more than 10 stamps, you will receive the hiking pin and a certificate as a reward.

Digital hiking pass
In addition to the paper hiking passport, you can also use your smartphone to collect hiking points for the coveted hiking pin. Several sights along the Neckarsteig have QR codes attached to them that can be scanned using a cell phone camera. This provides you with information on the respective sights and allows you to collect points if you have previously registered at www.neckarsteig.word-qr.com. If at least 18 of the 27 possible points have been collected, you will receive the hiking pin with a certificate.

Further information at www.neckarsteig.de

On the map

Neckarsteig Büro
Neckarelzer Straße 7
74821 Mosbach

Phone: +49 6261 841386
Website: neckarsteig.de/en/startseite

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