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Schönbuch Nature Park–always a good destination for a short Sunday afternoon trip out of the city

Hi guys! Sometimes, I do nothing but working on my to-do-list on weekends. On the one hand, I feel good afterwards because the house is clean, all groceries for the week are in the fridge, all bills paid and the latest blog post finished. But on the other hand, I want to rewind on weekends. I want to go out, stretch my legs, get some fresh air and a fresh head. When there is not much time left for this on a Sunday afternoon but I feel the urge of going out into nature, I drive to Schönbuch Nature Park. It’s only half an hour away from Stuttgart by car. With more time at hand, it is a great destination for longer hikes, for example from Bebenhausen to a royal hunting cabin or from Waldenbuch to Lake Schönbuch. But with only one or two hours, it is nice to just stroll around and try new paths. And that’s exactly what Moritz and I did last weekend.

We parked our car at the sports ground of Altdorf and had a look at the map.


We decided to hike to a tree called Gabeleiche (Fork oak tree). It was a nice and easy stroll through the forest.



Tatatataaaa, the Gabeleiche:

We followed the way for a little longer, had a look at some yellow moss on old trees…

… passed a picnic area with an open air bbq…

…until we reached an open field.

There we turned around and walked back. It was quite a small stroll, I think we were hiking for 1.5 hours only but it was nice to be outside and get some fresh air. Next time however, we will bring more time so that we can explore even more of this lovely area.

More information about:

Schönbuch on Wikipedia


Hello and welcome to "living in Stuttgart". I am Mel and I love this beautiful city. There are so many things to explore, I can't wait sharing them with you. So come along and let me show you Stuttgart the way I see it.

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