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Wine, woods & walking trails — Best of VGN hiking tips

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Wine, woods & walking trails — Best of VGN hiking tips

Hiking Collection by VERKEHRSVERBUND GROSSRAUM NÜRNBERG

16

Tours

73:35 h

164 mi

13,925 ft

From the Franconian Lake Distict’s glistening waters to enchanted forests, to Franconian Switzerland’s wild, rocky landscapes and to Franconian Wine Country’s brightly-colored vineyards – the region around Nuremberg has some wonderful hikes. The hilly landscapes will give nature lovers a reason to smile, whilst wine connoisseurs can enjoy the vineyards in the south. You can also discover the region’s diverse culture as you hike to magnificent monasteries, fairytale castles and weathered ruins.

On 12 multi-faceted hikes, you can experience the diversity of the Nuremberg region on foot. Take a trimaran across Lake Brombachsee, climb Nuremberg’s local mountain, relax at one of the refreshing swimming lakes and enjoy a freshly-tapped regional beer and excellent wine. The routes take you in all directions around Nuremberg, so you can choose which area you would like to explore.

As every start and end point can be reached easily by bus or train, you can leave your car at home. This also means you can enjoy a cool, hoppy beer or local wine after your hike. Cheers!

In order to ensure that all leisure-seekers reach their destination safely in the current corona crisis, the following points must be followed in the VGN public transport network at present:
• Wear a face mask in the means of transport.
• The opening hours of the customer centres are currently limited.
• Not all bus drivers do sell tickets. Please buy tickets in advance in the APP, at the ticket machines or in the online shop.

If everyone sticks to them, there is nothing to stop you enjoying your hike in the VGN!

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    The Beer and Wine Express to the northern Steigerwald – VGN Leisure Tips 2022

    Difficult
    06:03
    11.3 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,275 ft
    775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Beer and Wine Express is a special bus that runs on Sundays and public holidays in the warm months - perfect for hiking in the northern Steigerwald. Because you keep passing bus stops along the way, the route can also be divided into two or three stages, if you want to take more time.

    

    From Ebelsbach

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  • Intermediate
    04:45
    8.78 mi
    1.8 mph
    825 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This wonderful hike takes you through the Haßberge Nature Park. On mostly unpaved paths, it shows you the wonderful castle corner. It takes you back to the time of the knights and takes you to the wide view from the Schwedenschanze.

    

    The path starts in the small town of Manau. Right at the beginning you

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    8.47 mi
    2.8 mph
    925 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Lovely meets rugged: This pleasure hike takes you to the picturesque Seven Springs and the rough calamus rock with a beautiful view. The way up to the lookout point above the Steinspitzen requires some surefootedness, otherwise the paths and farm roads are easy to walk on.

    

    From Sulzbach-Rosenberg you

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  • Difficult
    03:35
    8.13 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This hike from Wannberg leads on a wonderful path through the forest into the picturesque Klumpertal with its springs, rocks and mills. The further way into the Püttlachtal is peppered with highlights and finally ends in the beautiful Pottenstein.

    

    In Wannberg you turn south and go on the way to the Klumpertal

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  • Difficult
    05:32
    12.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With the Aufseß, Leinleiter, Leidingshofer and Werntal, four picturesque valleys are waiting to be discovered by you. Franconian Switzerland shows you its best side with enchanted river valleys, striking gorges, eerie caves, views of the vast country and a lot of loneliness and tranquility. Since the

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  • Difficult
    05:08
    11.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    875 ft
    975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This hike is a feast for the eyes, especially in late summer and autumn, when red-gold foliage shimmers between golden-white and deep dark blue grapes. But it is also worth discovering the sun-drenched slopes in spring and summer. Every season the landscape around the vineyards enchants with its very

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  • Intermediate
    03:40
    8.46 mi
    2.3 mph
    625 ft
    500 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Welcome to the land of hops, gently rolling hills and shiny lake landscapes. This tour takes you to the heart of the Franconian Lake District's beer culture with romantic views. Right from the start you can learn more about the art of brewing in the HopfenBierGut museum in the old Kornhaus and of course

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  • Intermediate
    04:00
    9.27 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this majestic hike in the western part of the Bayreuth district, discover the natural beauties and magnificent castle complexes with their pretty water features. You start with an extensive walk through the palace park around Fantaisie Palace, then you follow the traces of Princess Friederike through

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  • Difficult
    05:03
    11.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Look forward to idyllic river valleys, rocks and half-timbered houses on this varied hike along the Main. It starts in Michelau in the middle of the beautiful Obermain Jura in Upper Franconia. Before you really start, you can pay a visit to the basket museum. Insane 2,000 exhibits from all over the world

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  • Intermediate
    03:47
    8.64 mi
    2.3 mph
    675 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Slowly flowing, clear water, a unique alpine oak forest and wide panoramas in the Frankenhöhe Nature Park await you on this tour close to nature. You follow the rippling Tiefenbach through the forest and picturesque orchards through the seven healing springs in Wildbad to the source of the leisurely

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  • Intermediate
    04:06
    9.63 mi
    2.4 mph
    450 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This varied hike from Memmelsdorf to the eastern part of Bamberg starts with an absolute highlight - the Seehof Palace in Memmelsdorf. You walk through the well-tended park with its artfully decorated water features and the Swiss. If you like, you can take a tour of the castle. Then the path along the

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  • Difficult
    06:02
    13.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Nature, culture and wine - on this hike from the mountain range of the Steigerwald over to the wine paradise Bullenheimer Berg you will find everything a hiking heart desires.

    

    You follow the Steigerwald mountain range, which is almost 500 meters high, along many natural paths and root paths of a primeval

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  • Intermediate
    04:16
    9.81 mi
    2.3 mph
    700 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This wonderful discovery tour takes you high up on the Kreuzberg in the northern part of the Bamberg district. You start in pretty Hallstadt and cross the Main, which you follow a little way. Then it goes up to the Kreuzberg with a wonderful panoramic view of the landscape. Always inviting beer cellars

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  • Intermediate
    04:53
    10.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this approximately 17-kilometer tour with 400 meters of altitude, you will really enjoy the summit, because you climb the Hohe Zant at 646 meters. Wonderful meadow landscapes in the Reinbach valley and the imposing rock formations Seven Brothers are the cherry on the cake of this active nature experience

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  • Intermediate
    03:45
    8.68 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Lush green meadows and hills await you on this leisurely hike through the enchanted Aurach Valley. The Aurach rises from two spring streams on the Frankenhöhe and winds its way through Middle Franconia for almost forty kilometers. You follow their course from the Emskirchen market to the historic Erlbach

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  • Difficult
    05:59
    12.8 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This endurance is required on this day hike from Henfenfeld to Lauf an der Pegnitz, because it is about mountain ranges on the local mountain of the Nuremberg, Moritzberg. But first you walk a bit along the Mühlenweg in Hammerbach valley to Engelthal on almost flat ground. Now the ascents to Buchenberg

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    16
  • Distance
    164 mi
  • Duration
    73:35 h
  • Elevation
    13,925 ft

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