Frankenwald

Unsere FrankenwaldSteigla

Frankenwald

Unsere FrankenwaldSteigla

Hiking Collection by Frankenwald

Die FrankenwaldSteigla sind unsere 31 schönsten Wege im Frankenwald, verteilt in der gesamten Region. Nach den anspruchsvollen Kriterien des Deutschen Wanderverbandes ausgesucht und bewertet, machen diese abwechslungs- und erlebnisreichen Halbtags- und Tagesrundtouren Lust auf mehr im Frankenwald. "Stille hören", "Weite atmen", "Wald verstehen" - auf unseren FrankenwaldSteigla kann man die Region mit allen Sinnen erkunden. Also: Wanderschuhe schnüren und los geht's zum Wandern im Frankenwald - Draußen. Bei uns.

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    02:44
    5.59 mi
    2.0 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.“Hello everyone, I'm the forester here. So if you see a poacher on your way to the Forstmeister jump, then tell me, I'll help him! Because I have to answer to the Bamberg gentlemen if the number of animals is not right. That's why I prefer to watch the woodcutters at work: Who knows what they can get out of my forest besides tree trunks!But now you're going to go your own way, that's what you're here for. And because it's my forest - don't get it wrong, that's what I mean, because it doesn't really belong with yes, I just take care of it - so, because it's my forest, I keep telling you on the way Again something about the special features: to the ancient Grünbürg for example, or to the Nordeck castle ruins ...Oh, before I forget ‘: Maybe you want to know why the forester's jump is called that? Yes, a predecessor of mine is supposed to have jumped from the rock with a horse. He didn't survive. But people say it is on purpose. Bad conscience or something. Well, the people tell a lot. Just think of the poor soul when you enjoy the impressive view there ... I wish you a good time in my forest. "

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    Intermediate
    04:15
    9.63 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.“I'll tell you one thing: come my age first! May I introduce myself? I am the yew tree and I am around 900 years old - at my age the exact year really does not matter. The only important thing is: I am extraordinarily old. So old that they even named a village street in Bernstein am Wald after me! And what I have not already experienced ...Hike the beautiful, wooded "Süßengut-Weg" and I will tell you a lot about my life and the surrounding area! Because you have to imagine: When the first logs were tied to rafts eight centuries ago and brought south across the Rodach, I was already there! Well, the rafting no longer exists; just for fun. If you come by in Schnappenhammer, then go on a raft trip!Or you can take a look at the amber geotope on Galgenberg: I watched for a long time how they dismantled the diabase there. When Michaeliskirche was built not far away in the 17th century - I was there! Well, a lot has also disappeared in the long time: Only two houses of the scattered settlement Süßengut are left today - you will see it when you pass there. Now you start hiking. I'll tell you more on the way! "

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  • Intermediate
    04:52
    10.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.We have one thing in abundance: forest. But what to do when it is almost inaccessible to humans? What if the felling and recycling of the trees is hardly possible? Who can stay on steep slopes and make a living here? Exactly: the goats! Our hiking trail "Around the Gaaßleitn" leads you along the slopes, partly on natural paths that were once formed by the hooves of the Gaaßn.The goat was part of the meager life in the Franconian Forest - well into the 20th century! The "little man's cow" provided milk, meat and leather, did not need much space and found its own food: grass, leaves, bushes. If necessary, also on difficult to access slopes, the Gaaßleitn.Wood processing, laborious agriculture, what did the people of Wartenfels still live on? They made dappen: simple shoes for household use. And they had good ideas: In 1908 Johann Beetz invented the flycatcher, which still goes from here all over the world. The inhabitants of the Franconian Forest have learned one thing: to make the best of the often very difficult conditions!

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    Intermediate
    03:12
    7.01 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.The Plassenburg dominates the image of Kulmbach imposingly! Behind the largest renaissance building in Germany there is an enchanting natural spectacle: Beeches stretch up to 30 meters in height and hiking on natural paths has its own charm in every season! Bare branches in winter are reminiscent of the vaulted ceiling of Gothic cathedrals. Spring brings new, fresh green, summer pleasant shade and autumnal beech leaves are a spectacle of colors.Our "Rehberg-Weg" also leads you to an interactive nature trail - an experience for all the senses!A literal highlight of the hike is the Rehberg itself: From here you have the perfect view of the Plassenburg, the Buchwald and the city of Kulmbach.

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    Intermediate
    01:54
    4.26 mi
    2.2 mph
    500 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.Black gold - the miners in the Haßlachtal dug for hard coal for 400 years. From 1756 onwards, they excavated the forest here in Stockheim and worked their way up to 320 meters deep into the ground. Although the last coal mine, "St. Katharina", was shut down in 1968, the mining industry has left unmistakable traces.Follow us on the path "Im Kohlenwald", which mostly runs on the mining adventure trail "Dachsbau", which is equipped with clear information boards. There are coal seams pending above ground to be discovered, forest slopes furrowed by search trenches and the craters of shaft penguins that suddenly appear: Each of these collapse funnels bears witness to the everyday dangers of mining!In general: It was often a miserable life here. Strikes are reported, because the miners rightly did not understand why they earned 85 pfennigs per shift, while their colleagues in the Ruhr area brought home a total of 2 marks for it. Between 1877 and 1930 the working situation improved: In addition to the 600 miners, 400 workers were now needed for the champagne bottle factory in Stockheim. That raised the wages of the buddies, but they didn't get rich. It just came to life.

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    Intermediate
    04:48
    10.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.One step over, one step over ... How easy it is for us! Anyone who did not live in this region at the time of the Iron Curtain can hardly understand the happiness with which the locals cross the border between Upper Franconia and Thuringia. Our “Grenzer-Weg” leads you in a way that was impossible for 40 years: you cross the Green Belt, a natural habitat created in the shadow of metal fences, mines and watchtowers. The death strip became a lifeline! This visible border also marks two imperceptible to the eye: On our way you change the language area between Upper Franconian and Thuringian dialect. And there is another limit to be mentioned: the watershed! While the streams gather in the direction of the Saale and Elbe on the northern half of our way, they flow south towards the Main and Rhine.The iron curtain is history. But nobody from the region crosses the border without thinking of them.At the Grenzer Stammtisch, memories are exchanged - and processed. And the once forbidden paths are walked together: the Franks admire the 400-year-old wild apple tree in Schlegel, Thuringia. And the Thuringians like to come to Carlsgrün in the oldest inn in the Franconian Forest.

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    Intermediate
    02:08
    4.45 mi
    2.1 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.Our "Fischbachmühlen-Weg" leads you almost exclusively through the forest - or rather: it takes you into the world of the forest!You hike on often natural paths through denser, then again lighter spruce forest. Just stop in between: Listen to the forest! The cracking of the tall spruce trees in the wind, the knocking of the woodpecker, the chirping of birds ... In the middle of the hike, a lounger invites you to linger. Enjoy the view towards Thuringia, which for 40 years was really only accessible from this side of the state border!Look out for some sweet temptations when you pass the namesake of our path ...

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    Intermediate
    02:07
    4.59 mi
    2.2 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.Copper ore has been mined in Wirsberg since the 15th century, our circular route leads you to the entrance of the "Goldener Falk" mine. The information board there is part of the mining hiking trail, which we walk along as well as the nature trail in the Kosertal, which provides entertaining information about native birds and their breeding habits, about forest animals, natural cycles and the previous mining activities in the Kosertal. Natural paths, varied mixed forest, beautiful views and cultural monuments again and again: the Heilingskirche ruins, the first imperial monument in Bavaria, the terrace tower hill and the foundation walls of the St. Leonhard pilgrimage church.The doctor Dr. Eduard Margerie was a passionate searcher for clues and left a lot of traces himself: He founded the local branch of the Franconian Forest Association, the probably largest Franconian history association "Colloquium Historicum Wirsbergense" and the Wirsberg private clinic in the Golden Eagle Hut, which is nestled in a park with an idyllic forest backdrop.

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    Intermediate
    02:35
    5.93 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.It's amazing what variety can be hidden behind the term "forest"! Our hike "Durchs Grubenholz" leads you - the name suggests it - through the forest: through dense spruce forest, where thin trunks stand close together and brushwood blocks the view down to the ground. Through light meadow forest, in which the spruce trees reveal the lush green moss. And through commercial forest, where impressively large and old trees find their place as well as nurtured replanting.The name Grubenholz indicates mining in the area. In fact, two pits have been identified, but they can no longer be seen today. Our route takes you through the scattered settlements of Grubenberg and Froschbach and to the highest elevation in the region around Lippertsgrün, to Eulenburg. But if you think of animals and castles now, you are wrong! Rather, one of the names comes from "Fraischbach" and means the border stream between different jurisdictions. And Eulenburg used to be called "Eilenberg" and, due to its altitude, it was part of a state-of-the-art defense and warning system in the 11th century: from watchtower to watchtower, messages were sent in "urgent" manner, by smoke signals during the day and by fire at night.It was a long time ago, but if you follow our hike with an open eye and a keen heart, you can discover the traces - even if only in your name.

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    Difficult
    04:37
    9.65 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.Faith moves mountains, they say. But praying did not help the churchgoers here in the region, the mountains stayed in their place and with them the rifts between the denominations!Week after week, every Sunday, the believers set out on their way: Catholics from the surrounding towns climbed the Nordhalbener Kirchsteig and gathered in the parish church “St. Bartholomew ”. Exactly the opposite and a lot more strenuous pilgrimage was made by the Protestants: It was a 1.5 hour walk for the Heinersbergers who were "pastured" for the Lutheran church service in distant Geroldsgrün! It was not until 1925 that it became significantly more convenient: the new baroque Jubilate Church was built in the ground. East of the Rodach, of course, which already delimited Bamberg's territory in the 14th century and which to this day essentially separates Catholics from Protestants.Our hike “The Church Goer” takes you along the old paths! Often there are natural paths, once through spruce forest, then through beech forest - church paths well-trodden Sunday after Sunday: some believers walked in the direction of Bamberg, the others in the margravial direction - the paths were the same and united the churchgoers in their piety.

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    Intermediate
    02:34
    5.57 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Breathe wideDeep forests, bright clearings, plateaus with surprising views: hiking in the Franconian Forest opens up unexpected horizons for the eyes and soul! In the face of the greatness of nature, our everyday fears and worries become void and small. We breathe space and find ourselves.You are standing here in the highest village in the Franconian Forest: Döbra is around 700 meters above sea level. The associated Döbraberg also makes it superlative: At 794 meters, it is the highest point in the Franconian Forest and literally a "highlight" of our varied hike! The eye wanders far from here, all the way to the Fichtelgebirge and Vogtland.We look forward to boundless views, enjoy the vastness that inspires our thoughts. In the old days, however, limitless thinking was undesirable! Where would you go if it wasn't clear to which lord a village, a tree, the cattle - and yes, the people too? Boundary stones were set and today, weathered, provide information about the old way of thinking about power. Our route "Zum alten Grenzstein" leads us back to the year 1686: In the Thronbachtal you can guess the coats of arms of the bishopric of Bamberg and the margraviate of Bayreuth on the old stone. What sounds to us like a simple regional border was much more: The stone separated Catholic from Protestant land! And to this day, the old borderline can be read from the predominant denomination of the villagers.Our varied tour brings you both before your eyes: unlimited space and the signs of restrictive thinking. And those who know the old limits will be able to enjoy their freedoms much more consciously today!

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    Intermediate
    01:37
    3.37 mi
    2.1 mph
    575 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Breathe wideDeep valleys, bright clearings, plateaus with surprising views: hiking in the Franconian Forest opens up unexpected horizons for the eyes and soul! In the face of the greatness of nature, our everyday fears and worries become void and small. We breathe space and find ourselves.The views that our "whetstone maker path" offers you are fascinating, but the insights into the history and stories of our region are also fascinating! Since the path - partly along the fairy tale trail - has a comfortable length, you should not miss a few detours:With a look at Lauenstein Castle, you will learn interesting facts about this monumental structure in the very north of the Franconian Forest. At 700 meters above sea level, you have an impressive view from the tower of the Thüringer Warte over the Green Belt, the former death strip, which here could at least be overcome with the eye. The whetstone quarry is also worth seeing: who knows how far away the slate stones for sharpening scythes and sickles were sold?

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    Intermediate
    03:13
    7.41 mi
    2.3 mph
    800 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Breathe wideDeep forests, bright clearings, plateaus with surprising views: hiking in the Franconian Forest opens up unexpected horizons for the eyes and soul! In the face of the greatness of nature, our everyday fears and worries become void and small. We breathe space and find ourselves.On our circular route "Steinbacher Lebenslinien" you will experience two very different forms of expanse: vast forests and almost treeless plateaus that reveal a view into the distance. The importance of the forest for life in the Rennsteig region should not be underestimated!Most people are well aware that money was made by rafting the trunks into wood-poor regions. But did you know that spruce resin was used to make pitch, printing ink, varnish, glue, celluloid and linoleum? Or that tanners made the leather durable with extracts from the spruce bark? On the forest adventure path you have the chance to learn all of this:
    He accompanies you on part of the way and introduces you to the various livelihoods on the Rennsteig in an entertaining way. There is also a nature trail along the way, very close to the idyllic leisure lake fed by the Ölschnitz. Leaving the expanse of the forest, we enjoy a panoramic view of the surroundings on the Windheimer Höhe. A fresh breeze is blowing around our noses.

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    Intermediate
    04:14
    9.22 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Breathe wideDeep forests, bright clearings, plateaus with surprising views: hiking in the Franconian Forest opens up unexpected horizons for the eyes and soul! In the face of the greatness of nature, our everyday fears and worries become void and small. We breathe space and find ourselves.You can see an unbelievable 120 kilometers from the Prinz-Luitpold-Turm high up on the Döbraberg - if the weather cooperates! The viewing platform is a main station on our "Schwarzenbacher Weitblicke" hike and has even more superlatives to offer: At 794 meters, the Döbraberg is the highest natural elevation in the Franconian Forest and the steel Prinz Luitpold Tower, with its 18 meters, cracks the 800 mark ! A grandiose panoramic view is the reward for the ascent: In the east you can see the Ore Mountains, in the southeast and south the Fichtel Mountains, in the west the Staffelberg and the Veste Coburg, in the northwest the imposing forests over the Thiemitztal and in the north the expanses of Franconian Forest and Thuringian Forest there.In addition to this panoramic view, our hike surprises with many other and very different views. Most of the time you hike on natural paths in the forest, but suddenly the trees reveal the view: sometimes in narrow aisles, then at an angle of 180 degrees, then a little more or less. It is these different perspectives that open our eyes to the beautiful Franconian Forest.

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    Intermediate
    03:18
    7.05 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Breathe wideDeep forests, bright clearings, plateaus with surprising views: hiking in the Franconian Forest opens up unexpected horizons for the eyes and soul! In the face of the greatness of nature, our everyday fears and worries become void and small. We breathe space and find ourselves.You can seldom see the two faces of the Franconian Forest as clearly as on our "Muschelkalkweg": half walk it on the wooded slopes of the Franconian Forest, half it leads you through the rather flat and agriculturally heavily used hill country of Upper Main. Dark silica shale and gray volcanic rock on one side, light and sometimes almost white shell limestone on the other. The Radspitze with 678 meters of altitude on one side, the Losaugraben with 370 meters above sea level on the other: It is the greatest difference in altitude in the entire Franconian Forest! The so-called Franconian Line allows so different worlds to meet here.The hike constantly shows you the contrast! You always have the wheel tip in view - unless you are up there yourself. Here in the forest aisles open up and clear the view, far in the direction of Banz Monastery, Vierzehnheiligen, Staffelberg and the "Gottesgarten". Enjoy the view from the observation tower and marvel at the landscape level formed by the shell limestone: the view extends as far as the Jura of Franconian Switzerland!It literally means that everything has its two sides. The "Muschelkalkweg" proves this for the Franconian Forest!

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    Intermediate
    04:53
    10.5 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Breathe wideDeep forests, bright clearings, plateaus with surprising views: hiking in the Franconian Forest opens up unexpected horizons for the eyes and soul! In the face of the greatness of nature, our everyday fears and worries become void and small. We breathe space and find ourselves.The focus of our “bait tour” is the Mauthaus drinking water storage facility, the largest water management facility in Bavaria. Because the reservoir is fed by the Tschirner, the Nordhalbener and finally the Nurner Ködel, it is better known under the name "Ködeltalsperre". A 12 kilometer long tarred forest road goes around the lake, which was completed in 1973 and which we also follow for a short distance. The dam is even more impressive from the Ködelblick, which is around 50 meters higher: Here you can better assess the dimensions! When fully dammed, the lake is 250 meters wide and 4.4 kilometers long; At 60 meters, the dam is the highest in Bavaria; and drinking water, the Ködeltalsperre delivers an annual average of 400 liters per second.But the Ködeltour shows that it's not just superlatives that count: Time and again, small, unexpected forest aisles reveal a view of the Rodach Valley. On the Nurner Brocken, a seating group invites you to linger and enjoy the landscape. Depending on the time of year, the sweet peas along the way offer a delight for the senses: the flowers are pleasing to the eye and the wild raspberries and blackberries taste delicious! The starting point of our tour is the information center of the Franconian Forest Nature Park in the former train station. In addition to nature, old trades in the region are particularly important here. Do you want to know what a Schanzenbinder is? Then let's go!

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    Intermediate
    04:32
    10.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Breathe wideDeep valleys, bright clearings, plateaus with surprising views: hiking in the Franconian Forest opens up unexpected horizons for the eyes and soul! In the face of the greatness of nature, our everyday fears and worries become void and small. We breathe space and find ourselves.Accompanied by meadows and farmers who work their fields, our "Flaserkalk-Steig" leads you long stretches through rural idyll. It is not uncommon for hikers to find their way through freshly mown meadows. The view extends largely unhindered over the open, contemplative country.
    The starting point and middle of our circular route show a different picture, because the hustle and bustle has left its mark here. Bad Steben became the Royal Bavarian State Bath in 1832, and people are still looking for relaxation here today - don't forget to try the medicinal water in the spa gardens, many swear by its effects!

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    Intermediate
    02:59
    6.66 mi
    2.2 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Breathe wideDeep valleys, bright clearings, plateaus with surprising views: hiking in the Franconian Forest opens up unexpected horizons for the eyes and soul! In the face of the greatness of nature, our everyday fears and worries become void and small. We breathe space and find ourselves.It is an open country here on the eastern edge of the Franconian Forest! The view sweeps far over the busy fields and is rarely obstructed by groups of trees. Even if you walk briefly through dense forest along our "Eisenpark-Weg", the view is all the more beautiful afterwards!
    It's not just agriculture that catches your eye while hiking: At Hadermannsgrün, the quarry is still being used diligently. In contrast, the slate heaps near Eisenbühl are only historical evidence. But not only slate was mined here: In the Middle Ages an iron mine gave the miners their livelihood, the name Eisenbühl is no coincidence!
    For several years now, iron has played a role here again, albeit in a completely new way: bizarre sculptures await visitors in the Einsenpark art garden, oversized works of art made of heavy steel. Some things are abstract, in others mythical figures or models from nature can be recognized. As strange as these imaginative figures appear at first glance, these new residents have long been a part of the Eisenbühler!

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    Intermediate
    02:10
    4.65 mi
    2.1 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Breathe wideDeep forests, bright clearings, plateaus with surprising views: hiking in the Franconian Forest opens up unexpected horizons for the eyes and soul! In the face of the greatness of nature, our everyday fears and worries become void and small. We breathe space and find ourselves.Follow our "Dörnach-Steig", alternating between forest and meadow, on natural paths up to the "Hergottswinkel" hiking hut. Enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding mountains on the mountain ranges. From here you can take a look into the western valley of the Wild Rodach and across to the Leutnitztal. At these heights you can enjoy the untouched nature and let your thoughts run free in peace.The valley of the Wild Rodach also opens up to your gaze in the tranquil district of Dörnach. Enjoy the view over to the Thuringian Forest with a leisurely rest. Perhaps you think of the old raftsmen who made their living by traveling far away. The raftsmen got to know the big wide world through their job, but they always enjoyed returning to the Franconian Forest. Deeply rooted in their faith, the families back home prayed for those who had passed away that they would return home safely. The raftsmen did the same on their journey, longing for their loved ones back home.

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    Intermediate
    04:06
    9.30 mi
    2.3 mph
    800 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Hear the silenceWhere does the gentle hum of the forest bees come from? Where is the deer that quietly cracked the branch? Hear the sound of silence, enjoy the peace! Hiking in the Franconian Forest is a contrast to the sensory overload. New worlds of noise open up to the ear - and natural silence drowns out everyday life!A renaissance castle in the middle of water! For us this sight radiates a pleasant calm - even for the builders of the past it was comforting to know that all around water made their residence more defensible! But no more thought of it: Today we can enjoy the peaceful charisma of the moated castle in peace. The infinitely gentle ripple when the smallest waves touch the masonry. A fine chuckle when a fish snaps at a dragonfly ...Our "moated castle tour" takes you into another world of sounds of silence: most of the time the hike takes you on lonely paths in the forest. Trees rub against each other with a creak, a woodpecker hammers in the dead wood, the wind blows through the canopy ...In Häusles you can enjoy a wonderful view that rewards the exertion of the only major ascent of the path! And here, too, a new experience of silence awaits you: It is fascinating how silently the herd of fallow deer moves. Really noiseless? Just listen carefully ...

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    Intermediate
    04:05
    8.87 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Hear the silenceWhere does the gentle hum of the forest bees come from? Where is the deer that quietly cracked the branch? Hear the sound of silence, enjoy the peace! Hiking in the Franconian Forest is a contrast to the sensory overload. New worlds of noise open up to the ear - and natural silence drowns out everyday life!The sound of the water will accompany you on your hike "Im Stübengraben", as the names of the stations already suggest! You start in Weißenbrunn, cross the Leßbach, in Stübengraben the natural path demands a courageous step over the Stübenbächlein, past the Hetzenbrunnen you reach Fischbach and follow the water of the same name on a natural path through its charming valley.The sound of your steps mingles with the gentle rustling and gurgling of the water: firm steps up onto the cobblestone mountain, the paving of which was already awarded to Napoleon with stone slabs, but only took place in 1884. Soft and always a little differently felt steps on coniferous forest paths, over moss, on deciduous soils and on meadows at the edge of the forest. You seldom meet on the streets, mostly relaxing solitude is your way. Unless you're in Weißenbrunn on one of the special holidays: Franconian beer instead of water flows out of the stone breasts of the water mermaid at the Jungfer-Kättl-Brunnen. The silence is over on these days, but you shouldn't miss enjoying the beer and a visit to the nearby brewery and butcher museum!

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    Easy
    01:35
    3.22 mi
    2.0 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Hear the silenceWhere does the gentle hum of the forest bees come from? Where is the deer that quietly cracked the branch? Hear the sound of silence, enjoy the peace! Hiking in the Franconian Forest is a contrast to the sensory overload. New worlds of noise open up to the ear - and natural silence drowns out everyday life!Water gurgles, water rushes, water splashes ...If you not only hike our "Pfaffenbergweg" with open eyes, but also listen carefully, you will be surprised by the variety of water noises! The water is only a bit louder towards the Haßlach. The small forest streams that flow towards it practice themselves in quiet sounds. Again and again we cross forest streams or follow their course. Only up there, at the height of Marienroth, we leave the forest and streams behind us, listen to the wind blowing over the mountain ridge and enjoy the view of the Haßlach valley.Why is the Pfaffenberg called that? Perhaps the Protestant pastor from Rothenkirchen fled here in 1625. Because at that time the Bamberg prince-bishop Johann Georg II. Fuchs von Dornheim reinstated a Catholic one by force of arms. Perhaps the displaced person sat lonely on the mountain, thanking his God for getting away with his life, and listening to the meditative sound of the forest streams.

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    Intermediate
    02:56
    6.51 mi
    2.2 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Hear the silenceWhere does the gentle hum of the forest bees come from? Where is the deer that quietly cracked the branch? Hear the sound of silence, enjoy the peace! Hiking in the Franconian Forest is a contrast to the sensory overload. New worlds of noise open up to the ear - and natural silence drowns out everyday life!As if the Saale wanted to linger a little longer in this idyllic area, it draws dreamily loop after loop around Joditz. At the viewing point "Petersgrat", which gives our path its name, you stand 100 meters above the winding bank and hear the Saale quietly splashing along. Jean Paul once stood here, who spent eleven formative childhood years in Joditz and called this village his "spiritual birthplace".When you have reached another wonderfully beautiful station on our hike with the Auensee view, the Auensee lies below you, which is embedded in a loop in the Saale. Did Jean Paul remember this place when he wrote the "Life of the cheerful schoolmaster Maria Wutz in Auenthal"? You can believe it, because the story praises the great feeling of happiness on a small scale, in silence.Enjoy the contemplative hike, stroll gently over the soft coniferous forest floor of the extensive Leuchtholz forest area. The gentle lapping of the Saale will accompany you: calmly and leisurely, loop after loop.

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    Intermediate
    03:06
    6.86 mi
    2.2 mph
    675 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Hear the silenceWhere does the gentle hum of the forest bees come from? Where is the deer that quietly cracked the branch? Hear the sound of silence, enjoy the peace! Hiking in the Franconian Forest is a contrast to the sensory overload. New worlds of noise open up to the ear - and natural silence drowns out everyday life!Just like in a textbook, our "French Way" presents you with the triad of landscapes typical of the Franconian Forest, consisting of wooded slopes, cleared plateaus with impressive views and narrow, water-bearing valleys. The gentle flow of the Schorgast accompanies you at the beginning and end of our hike! From above you can watch the course of the stream, which also feeds the heated outdoor pool.Following the Schorgast you cross the Weißenbach shortly before its mouth. No place is wandered through, only nature can be heard. You could ponder over quiet wandering: Why is the path called after the French? According to stories, French prisoners of war built the path through the forest and have since been used as a reminder in the name.

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  • Tours
    31
  • Distance
    225 mi
  • Duration
    102:27 h
  • Elevation
    27,150 ft
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