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South side of the Battert with Battertfelsen in front of the Upper Rhine Plain

South side of the Battert with Battertfelsen in front of the Upper Rhine Plain

height 568.6  m above sea level NHN
location Baden-Wuerttemberg , Germany
Mountains Black Forest
Coordinates 48 ° 46 ′ 44 "  N , 8 ° 15 ′ 12"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 46 ′ 44 "  N , 8 ° 15 ′ 12"  E
Battert (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
particularities Well-known climbing rock

The Battert is 568.6  m above sea level. NHN high mountain on the western edge of the northern Black Forest north of Baden-Baden . On its western slope is the ruin of Hohenbaden Castle (Old Castle), on the south side the climbing area and nature reserve , the Battertfelsen . On the ridge there are still the remains of a ring wall, presumably Celtic settlers. The Baden-Baden high-altitude district of Ebersteinburg lies on the east side .

The whole year round the Battert is a destination for hikers and climbers who try to climb the 15–60 m high Battertfelsen. A hiking trail leads around the rocks below and above the rock face. The red rock face is visible from afar and can be easily reached via the road to the Hohenbaden ruins or via a car park near Ebersteinburg.


The Battertfelsen consist of approximately horizontally layered sedimentary rocks of the Oberrotliegend . These originated around 299–251 million years ago. In contrast to the surroundings, the stones of the Battertfels were silicified about 35 million years ago along a fault zone running in an east-west direction . This silicification made the rock more resistant to erosion and therefore protrudes as a striking rock face.

Protected areas

Bannwald on the Battertfelsen

A 34.9 hectare area east of Hohenbaden Castle around the Battertfelsen on the south side of the mountain is designated as a Battertfelsen nature reserve near Hohenbaden Castle by ordinance of the Karlsruhe Regional Council of June 30, 1981 . The geologically and geologically significant group of rocks is home to rare insects, reptiles, ravens and peregrine falcons as well as rare plant species, especially in the log forest below the rock faces. The area is part of the 1,514 hectare FFH area No. 7215341 forests and meadows around Baden-Baden , it is also designated as a protected forest in the 72.8 hectare Battert forest protection area. The nature reserve is embedded in the Baden-Baden landscape conservation area, which encompasses large parts of the urban area. The Battertfelsen are also protected as a geotope.

Battertfelsen climbing area

Baden-Baden owes its fame as a climbing area to Battert Wilhelm Paulcke , who opened the first climbing routes on Battert around 1885. Since then, a large number of easy to difficult routes (II to IX) have been committed. Some of the rock massifs and free-standing towers were named by the climbing pioneers after the mountains of the Dolomites and the Kaiser Mountains .

On October 24, 1964, Toni Kinshofer , who was the first to climb the Diamir flank of Nanga Parbat and in winter the north face of the Eiger , fell on Battert and died shortly afterwards from his injuries.

The Baden-Baden local group of the Black Forest mountain rescue service maintains a rescue station on the rocks in the summer season.

General view of the Battertfelsen with winter vegetation

Climbing routes (excerpt)

  • Cow chimney (III), around 1885
  • Marterkamin (IV + to V-), around 1885
  • Paulckeweg (III), Wilhelm Paulcke around 1890
  • Bockgrat (IV +), first ascent, 1905 by Bock alone
  • Alter Pforzheimer Weg (IV +), 1925 by Walter Stößer
  • Neuer Pforzheimer Weg (VI), by Walter Stößer
  • Wasp edge (V), by Walter Stößer, Fritz Kast, before 1929
  • Neue Falkenwand (VII-), Martin Schliessler , approx. 1945
  • Kühnkante (VI +), Hermann Kühn and Reinhard Karl, 1969
  • Southeast intersection (VII-), Kurt Jägel and Martin Schliessler, approx. 1960



  • Climbing guide Black Forest North. 2nd edition, Panico Alpinverlag, Köngen 2013, ISBN 978-3-95611-004-7 .
  • Christian Fütterer, Bergwacht Baden-Baden: Climbing Guide North Special , 2001.
  • Urban Schurhammer: Der Battert - A climbing guide through the rocks near Baden-Baden . Publishing house Karlsruhe section of the German and Austrian Alpine Club, Karlsruhe, around 1928 (out of date).

Web links

Commons : Battert  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
  2. Black Forest Mountain Rescue Service , Baden-Baden local group: Rescue stations. Retrieved June 2, 2015.