Westweg Stage 1 is a 24.3 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
24.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
843 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

At Kupferhammer, a confluence of Nagold and Würm, the Westweg begins at the hiking trail. Hardly reached at the height above Dillweißenstein, the red diamonds point to the right over the Härmelesberg, a striking circular hill of the Nagold down to the Pforzheim suburb and to the bridge over the river. The railway line is crossed to the settlement Sonnenberg. Shortly before the Enzbrücke after Birkenfeld the new route turns left and remains in the valley to Neuenbürg. Above the Enz are the ruins of the Old Palace and the New Castle above the city. The focus of the exhibitions in the branch museum of the Baden State Museum housed there is a Erlebnisinzinierung the legend "as cold heart" after Wilhelm Hauff. Down in the old town it goes over the Enz, beyond only on the road, then up a steep path, down to the edge of the impact slope and through quiet residential quarters finally into the vast fir forests of the northern Black Forest, which are left until Dobel only for a brief moment at the Schwanner waiting south of Straubenhardt. Then, finally, peace returns until the hiking trail past the Volzemer stones and always under the dense roof of the trees reaches the destination in Dobel.