A hike I dug up on Wikiloc, it looked interesting due to the old castle ruins and some elevation. 12.4 miles and 2,300 feet sounds like a great Sunday afternoon to me!
The first four miles were typical meh wanderweg – flat through farm fields with no tree cover. Once you get near the castle ruins things start to become more wooded with some elevation, but the crowds also pick up. Due to coronavirus, the ruins are closed, but they’re interesting to see from the outside anyway.
A huge plus is some amazing apple orchards in the valley below – a perfect place to bring a bag chair and a book and spend an afternoon!
I would definitely come back and explore the area, but I’m checking this hike off the list as a one-timer.

View from the Top

View from the Top
Reussenstein Castle sits perches high above Neidlingen


Stone on Stone

Stone on Stone
It’s a precarious perch here in the Swabian Alps. I saw a couple rock climbing on the face below the castle, there are eyebolts mounted at the top and it looks like a decent climb.


Through the Woods

Through the Woods
Beautiful woods below the castle, I think these are beech trees.


Looking Up

Looking Up
A shot of the castle from the beautiful apple orchards below.


Google Earth Overview

Google Earth Overview
Overview and elevation profile



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