Hauptwanderweg 1 (Schwäbische-Alb-Nordrand-Weg / HW 1)

Germany Germany

Worth knowing

The Hauptwanderweg 1 runs for a length of 357 kilometers through Germany.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 18 days to walk the Hauptwanderweg 1.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Hauptwanderweg 1

357 km
Elevation gain
8.139 m
Elevation loss
7.898 m
Highest Point
Lemberg / 1.017 m
Lowest Point
Gingen an der Fils / 379 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
357 km
8.139 m
7.898 m
1.017 m
Gingen an der Fils
379 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Hauptwanderweg 1
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Hauptwanderweg 1
Trail in the middle of civilisation

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Arrival to the Hauptwanderweg 1

You will arrive via Stuttgart Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Taxi / Zug. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Hauptwanderweg 1

Departure is via Munich Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Taxi / Zug. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Hauptwanderweg 1

What else you should know about the Hauptwanderweg 1

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