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The Rechberg is a 707 m high table mountain located south of Schwäbisch Gmünd. Together with the Stuifen to its east and the Hohenstaufen to its west it forms the range of the "Drei Kaiserberge", i.e. the emperor mountains due to the relation to the Hohenstaufen dynasty.

On the west side of the mountain around 100 m below the summit, there is the ruine Hohenrechberg. This mighty castle, built during the reign of the Hohenstaufen, was the family seat of the counts of Rechberg, which were first mentioned in 1179.

Elevation (feet): 2,320
Elevation (meters): 707
Continent: Europe
Country: Germany
Range/Region: Swabian Alb
Latitude: 48.757915
Longitude: 9.790363
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Stuttgart
Convenient Center: Schwäbisch Gmünd

Thanks to Uwe Dengler for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #21658 - by Uwe Dengler on May 05, 2009
    Waked up the Rechberg on Good Friday 2009. Main purpose of the tour was to run in my new climbing boots. Encountered a venerdi santo corteo of the italian community with historic costumes. Visited...