Fourth stage of the Panorama Trail
Shady forests, fantastic views and the scent of roses – all this and more awaits you on the fourth stage of the Panorama Trail.
Starting point: Geroldsauer Mühle | End point: Kurhaus Baden-Baden
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Route description stage 4
From the Geroldsauer Mühle, the route follows the Laisenberg Trail in the direction of Leisberg. The shady paths lead west to the "Gelbe Eiche" (yellow oak tree).
Then the forest paths lead to the Louis Rock at 415 metres above sea level, where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over Baden-Baden. The sun protected paths lead through the forest to the Lachehütte.
Option: At the turn-off, you can now make a detour to the left through the Yburg forest to the Yburg castle ruins – here, culinary highlights await you in the Yburg restaurant with a fabulous view over the Baden-Baden vineyards and the Rhine Valley.
At the Lachehütte, the Panorama Trail continues to the right along the Pfeiferfelsweg in the direction of Waldhaus Batschari, a forest hut made of stone and wood, which invites you to take a short break with its spacious interior and benches. On the terrace of the hut you can enjoy a wonderful view of Baden-Baden's old town, the New and Old Castle and the Battert Rock. A little later, the Korbmattfelsen offers further beautiful views of the south-western part of the town. Cross the Waldeneck and head towards the Korbmattfelsenklinik.
Option: If you just can't get enough of beautiful views, continue your hike from the bus station "Tiergarten" along the Michelbach stream towards Fremersberg. The Fremersberg tower, built at an altitude of 525 metres, offers a sweeping view of the Black Forest, the Rhine Valley and the French Vosges mountains. Badian specialities await you in the Restaurant Turm Fremersberg on the top of the mountain.
At the "Korbmattfelsenklinik" you cross the road towards the Tiergarten and follow the path towards the "Rosenneuheitengarten". In between you will find peace and relaxation at the quietly situated Waldsee lake on the left side of the path. On some days the next stop is already announced by its scent: Enjoy the colourful splendour of flowers in the Rose Society Garden on the Beutig Hill (open from mid-April to mid-October; admission: 1 €).
Then turn right towards the Friesenberghütte and follow the path to the Romanian Orthodox Stourdza Chapel with its golden dome. Afterwards, you will walk through the idyllic park on the Michaelsberg (Michael's Hill) with its large sequoia trees downhill to the Trinkhalle with its beautiful promenade and then right into the heart of Baden-Baden's old town: the Kurhaus Baden-Baden.