The East Trail (Ostweg)

trail sign
Photo: The trail sign of the Ostweg – a red and black diamond on a white background

Information in brief


The Ostweg runs along the east side of the Black Forest, frequently at the transition between variegated sandstone and shell limestone. It crosses the Danube valley past the Albtrauf, the northern rim of the Swabian Jura.

It traverses the hilltops of the Länge - the highest point (921 m) of the Ostweg – and continues to the Wutach Valley before leading to the Upper Rhine at Schaffhausen over Randen Mountain.

Alpirsbach Monastery
Photo: The monastery church in Alpirsbach

Places and cities along the East Trail