Stage Mosbach to Gundelsheim

Memorial to the deportation of Jews from Baden – Hornberg Castle – pedestrian and cycle bridge at Hassmersheim – Michael's Chapel – historic path and old town of Gundelsheim – Horneck Castle.

Length: 13 km
Start / End: Mosbach tourist information office / Horneck Castle, Gundelsheim.
Difficulty:  450 m ascent and 500 m descent

The memorial in Neckarzimmern is a reminder of the deportation of almost all Jews from Baden, the Palatinate and Saarland. It consists of a large ground-level sculpture in the form of a Star of David. Burg Hornberg was the residence of Götz von Berlichingen for 45 years and was probably founded in the 11th century. Due to the pedestrian and cycle bridge, the railway station is connected to the town of Haßmersheim on the other side of the Neckar river. Michael's Chapel (Michaelskapelle) stands in the middle of a nature conservation area on Michael's Hill (Michaelsberg). It is thought to be one of the oldest church buildings in the region. The so-called 'Stairway to Heaven' (Himmelsleiter) leads through the terraced vineyards of 'Himmelreich' and connects Michael's Hill (Michaelsberg) with the town of Gundelsheim. On the historical path (Historischen Pfad) through the old town you take a trip into the history of the city. Horneck Castle can be seen from afar and is in the immediate vicinity of the Neckar castles of Ehrenberg, Guttenberg and Hornberg. Together with the castle Guttenberg Castle, Horneck Castle was an important point on the ways between Heilbronn and Heidelberg. Today, the castle complex serves as the home of the Transylvanian Saxons with a museum outlining their history.


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