Westweg Stage 7 is a 20.1 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hausach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
20.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,372 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

river

views

In one go, the Westweg overcomes the more than 550 vertical meters between Hausach and the Farrenkopf (789 m). You can also get past the castle ruins Husen. Striking tower donjon, parts of the Palasmauer and the battery tower of the former Zähringerburg over the city. Built to protect the surrounding silver mines, it was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War by Weimar troops. The Westweg continues consistently on the sometimes surprisingly narrow ridge in constant ups and downs at altitudes around 700 meters to the south. In the course of the route, several meters of altitude come together, adding up to more than 1,100 by the evening. A proud daily performance! On the way, ski jumping facilities at the Büchereck and the Prechtaler Schanze testify to the troubled times of the Spanish War of Succession at the beginning of the 18th century. From the ship-bow-like, with ash, birch and rowan berries overgrown Huberfelsen already offers a beautiful view of the valley of the Elz. However, the showpiece of the stage is the rocky climb to the Karlstein (964 m) secured with railings over the last few meters. From the 25-meter-high granite block offers a magnificent panoramic view of vast coniferous forests on almost the entire Middle Black Forest. Below is what has been achieved so far rewarded with a hearty Vesper in the inn Bäracker. The goal is near. At Gasthaus Rensberg there is another opportunity to stop before the stage at the Wilhelmshöhe above the traditional ski resort Schonach is reached. New star of the Schonach ski scene is Georg Hettich, who in the nordic combination of cross-country skiing and ski jumping gold.