Hike – Wolf’s Gorge & Margarethe’s Gorge

Wolf’s Gorge & Margarethe’s Gorge

This is one of the most scenic hikes I have ever been to in the Heidelberg area. GORGE OF THE WOLF and the GORGE OF MARGARET. It is said that the second one got its name because the Odenwald’s last wolf was shot there.

We will meet at Zwingenberg Bahnhof where we will start our hike. First we will walk to Zwingenberg Castle and from there up to the Wolfschlucht, cross over through the forest to Neckargerach where we will visit the even more scenic Margarethenschlucht. From there we walk back to Neckargerach and if we are in for more we can cross the river to Minneburg castle. After that we would walk back to Neckargerach and take the train from there.

We will pass by running water, climb over fallen trunks, admire the waterfalls and enjoy a landscape I’m really looking forward to. It can be a bit slippery when wet so make sure you wear good hiking boots or footwear you really feel comfortable in. It is also said that in the worst case there are some spots where we can get our feet wet or pass by narrow pathways where we have to hold on to an attached cable or rope.

Total distance shouldn’t be more than 14 km and I would like to have several breaks for pick-nick and socializing.

Starting time: 10:45 AM

Meeting point: Zwingenberg (Baden) Bahnhof (not Zwingenberg Bergstrasse!!)

I offer 4 seats in my car from Heidelberg and Speyer. 5 euros per person. Please contact me by private message with your phone number.

Distance: 14 km at the most

Duration: 5 hours approx. (don’t take my word for it)

What to bring:

* Sporty outfit, adjusted to weather conditions

*Hiking shoes or boots with soles that provide good traction

* Lunch, snacks and drink

* Umbrella, just in case

How to get there:

By train: S1 from Mannheim Hbf (09:38) or Heidelberg Hbf (09:55) – This may vary depending on the chosen day, (please check yourself)

I kindly request you to regularly check the comments at the bottom of this page because that’s the place where I will publish all changes and add important information to make things work out as smooth as possible.


Every participant is responsible for his/her safety and health for the entire duration of this event. Neither the organizer(s) nor the Rhein-Neckar Hiking & Outdoors Meetup Group will accept any liability for loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from participation in this event. There may be circumstances (e.g. bad weather, closed trails, misleading instructions, etc.) that make the activity slightly more difficult or longer than expected.


Zwingenberg (Baden) Bahnhof


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