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Tour des Erinnerns

Bicycle Rides · Schwäbische Alb
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  • Steinbruch Reusten
    / Steinbruch Reusten
    Photo: KZ Gedenkstätte Hailfingen/Tailfingen, Früchtetrauf
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    Photo: KZ Gedenkstätte Hailfingen/Tailfingen, Früchtetrauf
  • / Ort des ehemaligen Massengrabes
    Photo: Jugendguides Landkreis Tübingen, KZ Gedenkstätte Hailfingen/Tailfingen
  • / Öffnung des Massengrabes 1945
    Photo: Jugendguides Landkreis Tübingen, KZ Gedenkstätte Hailfingen/Tailfingen
  • / Überwachsene Start- und Landebahn
    Photo: Manfred Grohe, Früchtetrauf
  • / Mahnmal am Westende der Startbahn
    Photo: Jugendguides Landkreis Tübingen, KZ Gedenkstätte Hailfingen/Tailfingen
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    Photo: Jugendguides Landkreis Tübingen, Früchtetrauf
  • / Ehemalige Synagoge Baisingen
    Photo: Jugendguides Landkreis Tübingen, Früchtetrauf
  • / Innenraum der Synagoge
    Photo: Jugendguides Landkreis Tübingen, Ulrich Metz
  • / Mahnmal Hailfingen-Tailfingen
    Photo: Harald Roth, Früchtetrauf
m 500 400 300 50 40 30 20 10 km Denkmal am Eugen-Bolz-Platz Waldkapelle Oberndorf Ehemalige Synagoge Baisingen Friedenskapelle
With the "Tour des Erinnerns" (engl.: Tour of Remembrance), the district of Tübingen wants to set an example against forgetting and draw attention to places that are reminiscent of the atrocities of nazi germany.
moderate
Distance 51.9 km
3:47 h
300 m
294 m
The "Tour of Remembrance" was created in cooperation with the Hailfingen-Tailfingen Concentration Camp Memorial and the Rottenburg City Cultural Office and is intended to provide easy access to memorials. Traces of Nazi crimes between 1933 and 1945 can be found in numerous places in Baden-Württemberg. This is also the case in the Tübingen district: many of the local memorials were subcamps of the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp in Alsace, a hub of the German Nazi state's machinery of extermination.

Starting in Pfäffingen, the route leads about 50 kilometers via Reusten, Tailfingen, Hailfingen and Bondorf to Baisingen, and from there via Ergenzingen, the Neckar Valley and Rottenburg back to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

After station 2, it is worth taking a short detour to the Reusten mountain café.
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Felix Frank
Update: November 05, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
531 m
Lowest point
340 m
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Start

Bahnhof Pfäffingen (Ammertalbahn) (351 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.532445, 8.963489
DMS
48°31'56.8"N 8°57'48.6"E
UTM
32U 497304 5375482
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Destination

Bahnhof Pfäffingen (Ammertalbahn)

Turn-by-turn directions

Part 1: Pfäffingen - Baisingen

The tour begins at the Ammertalbahn train station in Pfäffingen. From there it follows the Ammer upriver to Reusten, and behind the village leads off to the left on a hill into the open field. After a few minutes you reach the remains of an aircraft hangar - today a memorial with large steles. At the following fork, it is worth taking a detour to the Bergcafè Reusten, which is located above the name-giving place. Shortly before the tour reaches the former runway of the military airfield, a small dirt road branches off to the right. At the end of the path there is an information board that provides information about the mass grave located there. From the official memorial of the satellite camp, the tour initially leads slightly downhill, then sharply right to Bondorf. Past the Bondorf train station (connection to the Gäubahn) and through an underpass, the route reaches Baisingen via woods and meadows. The Jewish cemetery on the outskirts and the former synagogue there are a reminder of the Jewish community.

Part 2: Baisingen - Pfäffingen

Via Ergenzingen the route leads to the Liebfrauenhöhe and from there through the wooded Rommelstal valley steadily downhill to Obernau on the Neckar. Along the Neckar Valley Cycle Path, it goes downriver to Rottenburg. The Morizplatz is located south of the Neckar; Via the Sebastian-Blau-Brücke you reach the north side to Metzel and Eugen-Bolz-Platz. From here the tour runs uphill to the north and reaches Oberndorf via Wendelsheim. Above the village is the forest chapel "to the Immaculate Heart of Mary", which members of the community built between 1946 and 1949 after the end of the war. The last part back into the Ammertal leads down moderately and ends at the starting point of the tour, at Pfäffingen train station.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Ammertalbahn from Herrenberg / Tübingen to the Pfäffingen train station.

Alternatively, take the Gäubahn (Singen-Stuttgart) to Bondorf station and start the tour there.

Parking

There is a small car park at Pfäffingen train station.

Coordinates

DD
48.532445, 8.963489
DMS
48°31'56.8"N 8°57'48.6"E
UTM
32U 497304 5375482
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
51.9 km
Duration
3:47 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
294 m
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