Germany Germany

Worth knowing

The Neckarsteig runs for a length of 126 kilometers through Germany.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 6 days to walk the Neckarsteig.
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, on campsites and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.

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 Neckarsteig

126 km
Elevation gain
3.850 m
Elevation loss
3.900 m
Highest Point
Königstuhl / 568 m
Lowest Point
Neckarsteinach / 118 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
126 km
3.850 m
3.900 m
568 m
118 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Neckarsteig
  • in a tent/tarp
  • on campsites
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
Solitude on the Neckarsteig
You come to villages several times a day and often meet people

The best time to hike the Neckarsteig is:


Arrival to the Neckarsteig

You will arrive via Frankfurt am Main Airport.

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

Departure from the Neckarsteig

Departure is via Frankfurt am Main Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 3 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Neckarsteig

What else you should know about the Neckarsteig

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