Length 5.2 km (3.2 miles), terrain hilly
Stuttgart Routes List:
TV Tower hills
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Stuttgart is one of the few big cities with a variety of vineyards found within the city limits. Stuttgart if full of hills, and in southern Germany, vineyards are always laid out on the sunnier south slopes of hills, to add warmth to an otherwise cool climate.
|Vineyard path on the Mönchsberg|
This run starts at the Kelterplatz intersection, with two U-Bahn stations, so it's easy to get to: U7 Kelterplatz or U15 Zuffenhausen Rathaus, so you can easily do this run even if staying elsewhere in the city.
|Kelterplatz: turn right at the first cross-street|
This street curves to the left as it goes uphill. Run a few blocks until you see Möckmühler Straße on the right, after the long fence. Here, you turn right, heading south.
|Lamppost with trail-markers on Öhringer Straße|
We are now on the lower-level trail. There are others above and the mid-level and at the top of the hill.
|Vineyard along the trail|
|View from low-level trail|
|The grapes were ripe during my run|
|Head uphill at this spot|
This trail ends further uphill, where you turn left and run north again for a hundred meters, where the trail comes to an intersection.
|Turn right at this junction, continuing among the garden plots|
When the paved trail makes a sharp right-turn, keep running straight along the gravel path.
|Private garden paradise|
Just before you get to the main street, with the military base higher up along the ridge-line, turn left on the little paved path with the post blocking the path.
|Turn left here, just before Roter Strich and head back home along the rough-paved trail|
In just 200 meters, the path runs into Hohenloher Straße again, which you follow all the way back to the U-Bahn station at Kelterplatz.