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!