It is a visible testimony of many efforts and a documentation for every hiker behind which many impressions and experiences stand: the hiking pin. The Neckarsteig office has now also taken up this concept.
Hardworking hikers have been able to "earn" the classic since September 2014 on the varied hiking trail in the Neckar Valley. The 12 municipalities along the trail not only have culinary and cultural attractions in store, but also the Neckarsteig hiking passport with the matching stamp or "scan".
As early as December 2013, several attractions along the Neckarsteig were equipped with so-called QR codes, similar to barcodes on packaging. Walkers scanned the code via mobile phone camera and received detailed information about the object directly on their mobile phones.
A new addition is that the scan is stored in the system in a digital hiking pass. The pass requires only location sharing on the smartphone. To use the digital hiking pass, hikers must first register at www.neckarsteig.world-qr.com with their e-mail address and password.
If at least 18 of the 27 possible points have been collected, the Neckarsteig Office will present the commemorative pin with a certificate to mark the achievement.
Please note the following information:
The free hiking pass is available at all tourist information offices, the local municipal administrations and at the official stamping points along the trail. With this passport in your backpack, you hike along the Neckarsteig and get your stamps from the approximately 60 partner businesses listed on the back of the passport. Those who have collected at least 10 of the 12 stamps receive the hiking pin with a certificate.
Hiking passport as download: