This walk through Bobingen Forest contains surprising variety and is an exciting stroll through the trees.
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The Bobingen Forest Walk starts from a small car park near the town of Bobingen, just south of the larger town of Augsburg.
Tips for Bobingen Forest Walk
- There’s a Biergarten called Gut Walden just next to the car park, where you can grab a full meal or a warm/cold drink after your walk.
- Wild boar live in the forest, don’t approach them.
- If you’re doing this hike in the evening, take a headlamp* for when it gets dark.
- There are lots of paths in this forest, so have an offline maps app such as Maps.me to make sure you don’t get lost.
- The tracks can be muddy so wear appropriate shoes.
- Go on a walking tour of nearby Augsburg
- Find other great hikes on our Germany Hiking Page.
Bobingen Forest Walking Route
From the car park head south towards the bridge you just drove over and continue walking on the same side of the large ponds. The track is large and easy walking through the edge of grassy fields. Make sure to look out for birds such as herons and egrets standing still in the water.
After almost 1.5km, the path heads right away from the water, slightly up a hill. It heads through some beautiful woods and then down across a little stream. Follow the path around as it bends right after the stream and head right again to walk between two small reservoirs.
On the far side of the water, turn left to walk around the water’s edge. When you’ve almost completed a loop, take the path on the right to continue onwards along a track.
Soon you’ll reach Scheppacher Kapelle, a little peach-coloured chapel in the woods. After the chapel, the route continues through more woodland and along a pretty little stream.
Eventually, you leave the trees and walk through a large open area of fields, centred on a farm. There were many purple flowers in the fields when we were there, sown in orderly rows. After the fields, the track leads back into the woods for a short distance. Here we saw evidence of beavers, eating away at the base of trees to make them fall over.
After that, the path zigzags over a small dam before bending around a large pond. The route then follows along the wood at the edge of these ponds all the way back to Bobingen and the car park where this walk started. If you’re hungry or thirsty, there’s a convenient Biergarten by the parking.