Westweg (westliche Variante)

Germany Germany
Switzerland Switzerland

Worth knowing

The Westweg (westliche Variante) runs for a length of 286 kilometers through Germany and Switzerland.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 14 days to walk the Westweg (westliche Variante).
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 a tent/tarp, in unmanaged huts, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area 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 Westweg (westliche Variante)

286 km
Elevation gain
8.700 m
Elevation loss
8.700 m
Highest Point
Feldberg / 1.493 m
Lowest Point
Hausach / 237 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
286 km
8.700 m
8.700 m
1.493 m
237 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Westweg (westliche Variante)
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in unmanaged huts
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Westweg (westliche Variante)
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

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Arrival to the Westweg (westliche Variante)

You will arrive via Stuttgart Airport.

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

Departure from the Westweg (westliche Variante)

Departure is via EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 1 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Westweg (westliche Variante)

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