… explore, experience, enjoy.
Another special attraction is the “Stubenfelsen” . Here in earlier times ice-age hunters spent the night outdoors round a campfire under this rock. When we reach the top our enjoyment of nature is replaced by culinary delights. You will love the regional cuisine and unique atmosphere of the “Wanderheim” in Zavelstein . From here it is worth making a short detour to the little romantic town of Zavelstein with its castle ruins . After a well-earned rest our journey continues through lovely orchard meadows and flat agricultural and forest paths back to Calw. And it is worth stopping for a few minutes of reflection at the “Wölflesbrunnen” (“Wolf’s Well”) or to look out for young boars in the wild boar compound.
Bench (covered) at entrance to Sommenhardt and on the edge of the woods just before Speßhardt
Eating and drinking: “ Wanderheim” Zavelstein , Phone: +49 (0) 7053 8831, closed Mondays
Rest stopsWanderheim Zavelstein
Safety informationBest hiking season: April to October, though it can be slippery all year round in Rötelbachtal. Following heavy rain the path can be temporarily submerged.
Suitable for children but not for pushchairs
Tips and hintsSchwarzwaldverein e.V. (Black Forest Association)
With our involvement in the trails and hiking, for the protection of the cultural landscape, for nature conservation and the preservation of local tradition, we have been an active partner for the Black Forest, its guests and the people who live here ever since 1864.
The Central/North Black Forest Nature Park,
the largest nature park in Germany, is paradise for anyone wishing to experience the Black Forest in an active and ecologically compatible fashion! Discover the natural treasures of the region on one of our family-friendly NaTours or stroll along one of our pleasure trails – always of course following footpaths with standardised signposting. Needless to say, you can also enjoy good Black Forest food: visit our nature park markets or stop off for a bite to eat at one of our nature park restaurants.
Information on all nature park events and attractions can be found at www.naturparkschwarzwald.de
Getting thereBy car
Centrally located in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Calw is only 45 km away from the state capital Stuttgart with its international airport.
The A81 and A8 motorways are within easy reach of Calw.
•Autobahn (Motorway) A8 from the direction of Karlsruhe: Exit Pforzheim-West (approx. 25 km); follow main road B 463 in the direction of Calw
•Autobahn A8 from the direction of Ulm/Stuttgart: Exit Leonberg (approx. 30 km), follow main road B 295 in the direction of Weil der Stadt to Calw
•Autobahn A81 from the south/Lake Constance: Exit „Gärtringen-Stadtmitte“ [town centre] (approx. 20 km) and follow K 1075; near Deckenpfronn turn left onto the L1022. At the roundabout, take the first exit to the right and follow B 296 in the direction of Calw.
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ParkingWith its four centrally located multi-storey car parks the town of Calw has 1,088 parking spaces in close proximity to the walking trail and the pedestrian area, thus providing the ideal prerequisite for getting to the town centre and all it has to offer fast and conveniently.