On the southwest slope of the 376-meter-high Weimersberg Rock in the local municipality of Hauenstein and the municipality of the same name, the Backelstein can be climbed. The 58-meter-high rock was once the site of Backelstein Castle, which is estimated to have been built in the 11th century as a refuge. Today, on closer inspection, only the last remnants of the castle are visible and the rock is mainly used by climbers. Access to the Backelstein is possible via a hiking trail from the outdoor pool in Hauenstein. Even if tours for beginners can be found at the rock, the majority of all routes are rather suitable for advanced climbers.

Fact sheet:

map marker alt icon Location: Hauenstein, municipality of Hauenstein
globe icon Coordinates: 49°10’55.9″N, 7°51’12.6″E
ruler vertical icon Maximum height: 58 meters
tachometer alt icon Difficulty: mainly moderate tours
readme icon Summit book: yes
sitemap icon 5 sectors: Vorgipfel, linke Südseite, rechte Südseite, Ostwand, Nordseite
star icon Special features: At the summit, remains of the castle Backelstein are visible. Viewpoint with views of Hauenstein and the neighboring rocks.

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