Brandenkopf is an attractive destination for the true climber.
This mountain can be climbed on paved roads from three sides.
All variants are steep to very steep.
The last one and a half kilometers up to the summit,
from a crossing named Bettelfrau (beggar woman in English)
is identical for the three ascents.
This final is even steeper than the profile below shows
because it contains an almost horizontal part,
which does not appear in the profile.
The road surface of this part is miserable
but as a reward for the effort
there is a "Wanderheim" with terrace at the end.
Among the three ascents to the Brandenkopf
the eastern variant described here,
beginning in Walke in the Wolftal, is the easiest one.
However, even this ascent incorporates,
apart from the difficult final to the summit,
a two-kilometer section of 10%.
I found this variant the most beautiful one,
because of the first four kilometers.
where one rides along a brook (Erzenbach)
through a landscape with beautiful farms and meadows.
In addition, this variant is characterized by the narrowest road
with the worst tarmac and the least traffic.