At 4,898 ft, Mt Feldberg is the highest mountain in Baden-Wurttemberg (the German state we live in), and the highest in Germany outside of the Alps. Since I love highpointing, it was time to check this one right off the list!

We opted to hit the backside of the mountain instead of going up through the ski area. Better scenery and fewer people!

Light, windproof layers are key here – gorgeous sunny skies mean plenty of body heat as you’re slogging up the mountain, but the wind at the top was pretty brutal, our guess was 40mph continuous.

The juice is definitely worth the squeeze though – amazing views of the Alps to the south, piney winter smells in the woods, and a great way to burn off all this German beer!

Feldberg Webcams

Taking a Break

Taking a Break
Colette stops to take in the beautiful scenery from Feldberg.


Long Slog

Long Slog
It’s a long slog up from the car – parked on the other side of that big clearing at the top


One Foot

One Foot
… In front of the other


Translated

Translated
The summit marker is in German and I’m too lazy to translate it here.


Appropriate Attire

Appropriate Attire
Proper layering when the weather isn’t TOO cold, but the wind is blowing like stink once you hit the ridgeline.


YAY US

YAY US
Photo evidence that I was there too


The Easy Way

The Easy Way
Much easier going this direction!


In The Woods

In The Woods
After climbing Feldberg we decided to take a nice stroll through some easy flat trails in the woods.


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