The investigation of prehistoric paths is one of the most interesting and at the same time most demanding tasks of archaeological research. In addition to the traditional methods of route research, procedures have been established in recent years that enable modeling of potential routes based on inductive and deductive data using geographical information systems. Using the example of the early Iron Age “princely seat” on Glauberg, it can be shown that these methods sometimes lead to different results than the well-known traditional approaches and can significantly expand the knowledge and explanation potential of prehistoric route research.