Route 7: Hohenburg - Kastl
Through beech woods and pine heath to the the monastery-castle in Kastl
- 16,4 km
- 4,5 hrs.
- Hohenburg, church at the junction Mendorferbucherstraße – Am Kalvarienberg
- Kastl, parking place at the B299
Ascent gradient: 333 m
Descent gradient: 289 m
After visiting Hohenburg with its pleasant inns and a remarkable market square, the route leads at once up to the Jura plains again. Shortly before Allersburg, there is a grandiose view of the ruins of Hohenburg which mount the castle hill on the other side of the Lauterach. Allersburg itself has a most impressive picturesque Church St. Michael from the ninth century, which is surrounded by a wall. Near the forest edge, not far away from Allersburg, a comfy resting place invites for a rest. The route continues through pine forests full of orchids and gorgeous wood meadows and eventually leads into the open again. After crossing Flügelsbuch, a small village on the plateau, you will descend to the Lauterach plains again und cross the river for the last time.
The last section of this route runs along narrow wood trails through an idyllic mixed pine forest und passes the "peak" of the Rechenfels (549 m). Continuing on easy going trails for a while, the forest will open unexpectedly and provide the best panorama of the monastic castle, throning high above Kastl. After a short while, at the northern forest edge of the Enzenberg, the trail leads down to Kastl through a settlement and you will reach your target place, the parking place with a brilliant view to the monastic catle.