This square is worth a little pause, because standing here gives you the possibility to not only see the former centre of the village “Altweil” but also the evangelic church, the “Stapflehus” and the museum. Also noteworthy is, that Johan Peter Hebel used to visit the parsonage of Weil.
You now follow the mark “grape” going from the “Lindenplatz” until “Efringen- Kirchen”. This slowly ascending route leads you through the vineyards on the hill of “Tüllingen” where you’ll have an amazing panorama view. From here you will be able to see down into the Rhine valley with its neat villages, like for example “Haltingen”. Finally you will reach the romantic wine village “Ötlingen” where you can relax in several restaurants or cafes. At the end of the village the wine route continues on the “Binzener Straße” which will lead you into the village of “Binzen”. Here you’ll traverse the beautiful village on the streets “J. P Hebel- Straße”, “Fischinger Straße” and “Birkenweg”. The wine route now leads you along some hills with beautiful whitewashed cabins and you will pass the village “Fischingen”. The route turns west and brings you on top of the “Läufelberg” which is 393 meters high. From now on you’ll have beautiful views over the Rhine valley and the brick of “Istein” which consists out of Jurassic limestone. The last part of the wine route follows some agricultural ways and passes some more vineyards located on the “Eckberg”. You will now have reached the friendly wine village “Efringen- Kirchen” where you’ll pass the wine tavern “Weinkellerei Markgräflerland” in which you can buy and taste wine, as well as the church. In the former centre of “Efringen- Kirchen” on the “Ölgarten- Straße” you can marvel the beautiful “Däublinhof” and the old city hall from 1770. This is the point at which you will leave the margravian wine route and will now aim towards our next destination: The Rhine and its rapids.
The rapids in the Rhine consist out of Jurassic limestone and used to only be visible at low ebb. But now, since the lateral- canal of the Rhine was built in France, most of the water flows through there and the rapids are visible all year long. It is very fascinating to watch the water finding its way through all the ditches.
From “Efringen- Kirchen” you drive underneath the railroad line and then follow the “Bahnhofstraße” and “Bachgasse” until you reach the “Holzweg” which leads you to water meadow of the Rhine as well as to an underpass of the autobahn. There you can park your car or your bike in the shade of the trees and within a few steps you are standing on the bank of the Rhine. The dam along the Rhine is very popular among hikers and bikers. You now have to drive or walk upstream since you want to reach the mouth of the river “Kander”. Drive on the left bank of the “Kander” towards “Eimeldingen”. You have to turn left on the bridge, then left again and then drive along the “Dröschiweg” underneath the railroad line. You now have reached the main road of “Eimeldingen” (Eimeldinger Hauptstraße). Across the street, right at the church you’ll find the “Dorfstraße” that leads to the “Binzener Straße”. This is the way on which you head towards your next direction “Binzen”.
In “Eimeldingen” you can have a look at an aqueduct which is quite astonishing.
In the village “Binzen” you can have a look at the evangelic “St. Laurentius” church, which was built in the 19th century. Other interesting facts about this village are, that the little train named “Kanderli”, a museum train, drives through here and that this village almost has an urban infrastructure and is head of the administration “Vorderes Kandertal”.
In “Binzen” you drive over the „Blauenstraße“ and over the „Herrmann- Daur-Weg” in order to cross the autobahn over another underpass. Now be prepared for an ascent of 60m in order to reach the “Lindenweg”, which will lead you to the water temples in “Tumringen” (described in the trail: “All around the hill of “Tüllingen””). After ascending you now can relax while driving down, still on the “Lindenweg”, that leads you to the village of “Tumringen”. You will reach the “Wiese” by driving over the “Lückestraße” and “Freiburger Straße”. From here you can follow the already known path back to our departure point in the inner city of “Lörrach”.