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Auf dem Bergle, Gengenbach, Germany
Bergle - Bench with a view
Bergle - View of Gengenbach from Bergle
Bergle - Signpost: Forest trail (left), comfortable path (right)
Bergle - The forest trail
Bergle - Vineyards on the slopes of Bergle
Bergle - Vineyards on the slopes of Bergle
Bergle - The paved path up Bergle

Bergle Gengenbach Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Walk Up Bergle Through the Vineyards Jan 27, 2017
Gengenbach's "house mountain", the hill that rises behind the old town, is known as Bergle, which translates to "little mountain". Its southward slopes are covered in vineyards, the northwestern side in bushes and trees. The top of the hill is crowned by a little church, the Chapel of St Jakobus (James), which is visible from afar.

The climb up to the hilltop is a bit steep but not very long. It is worthwhile for the landscape views from the vineyards and the view of the town and valley from the top. The finest route is up Otto-Ernst-Sutter-Weg, a paved small road through the vineyards which is not the shortest but probably the most beautiful way. The view of the valley opens wider with every step.

There is another shorter paved road up (Auf dem Bergle). The shortest way is the narrow trail through the little forest on the northern slope, which is, however, not so comfortable to walk as it is unpaved and steep.

On top of Bergle, behind the chapel, there are a couple of benches. From here you have the best view over the old town. You can spent a pleasant little while there, relaxing after the climb and enjoying the view.

Photographers: The light is best in the morning. These photos were taken around 10 a.m.
The paved path up Bergle
Vineyards on the slopes of Bergle
Vineyards on the slopes of Bergle
The forest trail
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