I ran Stage 1 of the Westweg from Pforzheim to Dobel. Parked the car in Dobel and took public transport to Pforzheim Railway Station.
The overall time stage 1 was 2:58:56. The add. 15min were the run from Pforzheim railway station to the official start of the Westweg.
Conditions were good, dry and cool.
The trail is decently marked.