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Enjoyment is at home there

Idyllic Route – 130 Kilometres offer numerous hiking opportunities

Forty years ago, the 130-kilometre “Idyllic Route” was launched. The tourist holiday route between Mainhardt and Alfdorf, Spiegelberg and Abtsgmünd leads you away from the large tourist routes past old mills, bathing lakes, Limes relics and reconstructions. It encompasses one of the most beautiful hiking landscapes in southern Germany: the Swabian Forest.

However, life wasn’t always idyllic along this tourist route. Today, former collieries and glassworks bear witness to the vain striving for a little bit of wealth. The landscape, however, with the woods interspersed by ravines and gorges, presents a romantic picture; and the fields with their characteristic orchard meadows appear tranquil and peaceful – simply idyllic. In the three former Roman forts of Mainhardt, Murrhardt and Welzheim along the way, archaeologists have found an amazing number of objects from daily life from the Roman period.

The idyllic road continues past natural wonders, beautiful landscapes, village churches, mills, castles and prominent viewpoints with towers from which – on a clear day – there are splendid views.

The boxed set “Idyllische Straße - Wandern aktiv”, includes 18 thematic hiking suggestions. There is also a folding map available showing a bicycle tour along the Idyllic Route. You can order these in our online shop or download them from the download centre.