Ascent of Königstuhl on 2012-10-25

Climber: Martin Richardson

Date:Thursday, October 25, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:568 m / 1864 ft

Ascent Trip Report

According to Wikipedia:

"The Königstuhl (German pronunciation: <'kø?n?ç??tu?l>), translated "Kings seat", is a 567 metre high hill in the Odenwald Mountains and in the city of Heidelberg, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The Königstuhl summit allows visitors a spectacular view of the city of Heidelberg and the River Neckar as well as the Rhine Valley. On days with good conditions the view extends to the Pfaelzerwald (Palatinate Forest), which is roughly 40–50 km away."
Obviously, I have chosen a day when conditions are not good.
I parked up and headed off down the path:
I wandered around the woods and made an arbritrary choice for what could be the top.
Actually, the highest ground was probably inside the fence and is probably not natural either. There are two fences - the outer fence could be climbed relatively easily, however the inner one has some vicious looking razor wire coiled round the top. It wasn't until after I took a picture that I realised the sign said 'no photography'.
For pictures and context, see my blog 'Went up a hill and came down' at:
Summary Total Data
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Martin Richardson
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