Liebliches Taubertal

Gentle hills & wide forests – day Tours in the Lovely Tauber Valley

Liebliches Taubertal

Gentle hills & wide forests – day Tours in the Lovely Tauber Valley

Hiking Collection by Liebliches Taubertal

Gentle hills, idyllic valleys and historic towns – the Lovely Tauber Valley is the perfect region to switch off and recharge your batteries. Framed by green forests and picturesque vineyards, this varied holiday landscape stretches north-west from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Freudenberg am Main.

The 17 day Tours presented in this Collection take you to hidden beauties and romantic places. The German Hiking Association even awarded the LT2 and LT6 hikes with the ‘Wanderbares Deutschland’ seal of approval. The Tauber River winds its way through the beautiful landscape in countless loops. Some hikes run directly along its banks whilst others take you to magnificent vantage points and unique highlights a little way from the river.

In between, you find dreamy villages with historic marketplaces and well-known towns with colourful half-timbered houses. You can discover enchanting castle ruins perched atop panoramic heights. Afterwards, a clear lake or babbling brook is the perfect place to cool off your warm feet. As you can see, the Lovely Tauber Valley is brimming with nature and culture.

You can easily reach the starting points of the Tours by train, bus or car. Most places along the Tauber are very well connected to the public transport network. 16 of the Tours are round trips, so you don't have to worry about the return journey. The ‘Hiking Trail LT 3: Wine and Faith’ is the only one-way route. There’s a train station at the end of the Tour so you can return to the starting point in a relaxed manner. Thanks to its central location, the Tauber Valley holiday region is also easy to reach from all over Germany. We invite you to get to know and love this beautiful piece of nature.

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    04:11
    8.62 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Varied circular hiking trail with slight inclines and wonderful views of the Spessart and Main Valley.The ascent via stairs and the Burgweg up to Freudenburg begins directly at Freudenberg Town Hall, where the first impressive view awaits you. The panorama path leads to the Kreuzschleife car park, then further uphill to the Mautersbrunnen.Shortly afterwards you turn right and on the Nibelungensteig you hike in a westerly direction to the summit of the Wannenberg. After a break at the rest area including the summit cross, the route leads you past the former quarries of hay columns and hay barrels. From there it goes on to the romantic ruins of the Centgrafenkapelle.This is followed by a short descent towards the Main Valley and then you hike in an easterly direction on the Main hiking trail back to Freudenberg. There you can visit the town hall, which is well worth seeing, the cemetery with the historic Laurentius chapel and the Amtshaus gallery.

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    Intermediate
    04:53
    10.3 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Quality hiking trail with a few inclines through woods and meadows on natural paths with fantastic views of the Main and Wildbachtal valleys.From the church in the center of Boxtal, the ascent follows in a westerly direction through orchards to the edge of the forest. Past the natural monument and geotope "Hohe Steine" and the Hoi Hopp Stein, you continue walking through the idyllic high forest. After about four kilometers you will reach the Fichtenfeldhütte with a rest area, where you can take a break.Then you cross Rauenberg and hike on the former Wessentaler Kirchweg over beautiful hillside meadows to Wessental. From Wessental an ascent follows in a northerly direction past the Dühmig memorial stone to the hunting lodge "Diana" and then it goes down to Boxtal accompanied by great views.

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  • Intermediate
    03:30
    7.77 mi
    2.2 mph
    825 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Wonderful hiking trail through town, meadows, vineyards and forest, which leads past cultural sights with great panoramic views.The starting point is in the historic old town of Wertheim, which is known for its half-timbered buildings, museums and the collegiate church. Stairs take you up to the impressive Wertheim Castle, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view.Along the Tauber you hike in a gentle up and down direction southeast. Again and again you can reach great vantage points with rest benches in the vineyards. After about half of the route, the Trinity Chapel, which is well worth seeing, and a little later the unique stone cross nest await you.Shortly before Bronnbach you will pass the idyllic Konrad Chapel before you can visit the former Cistercian monastery in Bronnbach yourself. There is a train stop nearby that will take you back to Wertheim.

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    Intermediate
    03:02
    6.90 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Since 2018, the LT 6 quality hiking trail has been "Wanderable Germany". A varied hiking trail through forests and meadows with leisurely inclines through town and vineyards with a wonderful view.You start at the parking lot north of the Roten Rain. On natural paths it goes over the Galgenberg to Külsheim. Through the old town, past pretty half-timbered houses, numerous fountains and wayside shrines, you walk to the banks of the Amorsbach, which you then follow.On the Teufelsbrücklein you cross the rushing brook. Passing the Dinosauerierstein, the route continues along the vineyards to the Hoher Herrgott viewpoint with a rest area. Through the beautiful deciduous forest you get back to the starting point at the parking lot.

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    Intermediate
    04:33
    9.94 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Varied hiking trail through vineyards, extensive forests and fields with wonderful views.The starting point is in Königheim, a typical Franconian village with a beautiful baroque church. From the church square it goes over a set of stairs into the beautiful vineyards of the Kirchberg. With a wonderful view of Königheim and into the Brehmbachtal, you hike on a flat farm road to the "Hohen Bild" - an idyllic ensemble consisting of a wayside shrine, a field cross and a mighty linden tree on the old pilgrimage route to the pilgrimage site of Walldürn.It then continues through a dry valley and later through an uphill forest to Weikerstetten. From there you follow the path through a high forest over into the Brehmbachtal to Gissigheim. There you can visit the Church of St. Peter and Paul, the Guardian Angel Chapel and the grotto by the cemetery. Back to Königheim, the hiking trail runs along the western slope of the Brehmbach valley through fields, vineyards and coniferous forest.

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    Intermediate
    03:28
    7.97 mi
    2.3 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The tour starts at the parish church of St. John the Baptist in Gerchsheim, which is well worth seeing. You leave the town center in an easterly direction and follow the signs. Past fields, you first go through the underpass of the A 81. You continue to walk comfortably along the Grünbach to Schönfeld, where the Church of St. Vitus and Schönfeld Castle await you.Then keep to the left and hike through the beautiful Irtenberg Forest. On shady paths you reach the pillars of sovereignty and a little later the small lake at Wolfsgraben. The brook accompanies you back to Gerchsheim, your starting point.

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    Intermediate
    03:42
    8.18 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Charming hiking trail through beautiful, rural village sceneries on mostly paved paths and through vineyards with great views.From the starting point, the monastery church in Gerlachsheim, the path leads a short distance along the road to Grünsfeld. On near-natural and partly asphalted paths, you continue through the beautiful Kützbrunn vineyards to the Seilingsberg. At the top you can expect a wonderful panoramic view of the hilly landscape. From there the descent to Grünsfeld follows, where you can visit the church of St. Peter and Paul, the local museum and the beautiful castle.After you have crossed the Grünbach, follow the path along the train tracks and then climb up the Kehlberg. It goes over open fields into the Gerlachsheim vineyards and finally back to the starting point of the circular hike.

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    Intermediate
    03:18
    7.45 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Circular hike with medium to slight inclines on asphalt and gravel paths to different chapels.After starting at the Dorfmühlenkapelle in Unterwittighausen, cross the Wittigbach and follow the signs uphill. Along the Way of the Cross you walk to the forest chapel and then on through the mountain wood. The route then runs through an open cultural landscape with partly wide views as far as Vilchband.Past the baroque parish church and the two chapels in Vilchband, it goes back to Bergholz and after hiking through it down into the valley to the railway underpass. Once in Langenmühle, you can attach a loop to the small Neumühlen chapel before you hike back to Unterwittighausen.

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    Intermediate
    04:17
    9.55 mi
    2.2 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The hiking trail leads through dense forests and over field paths as well as paved local roads with slight inclines including a great view.It starts at the picturesque market square in Bad Mergentheim with its beautiful half-timbered houses and the magnificent town hall. From the outskirts of the city, the path climbs steadily through the forest. At an excavation site you will reach the highest point of the hike and then descend to Dainbach.Already it goes uphill again with beautiful views and after you have crossed Buchener Straße, you dive into the forest. It goes down into the idyllic Wolfental. Via Neunkirchen you hike back to the historic center of Bad Mergentheim. There you can visit one of the churches worth seeing or the residential palace Mergentheim with its beautiful palace park.

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    Intermediate
    04:14
    9.39 mi
    2.2 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On beautiful forest and field paths with slight inclines, it goes to wonderful viewpoints between Markelsheim and Weikersheim.From the market square in Markelsheim with the town hall, which is well worth seeing, it starts off in the direction of Rüsselhausen on the Württemberg wine hiking trail over the Aschbach to Elpersheim. There you cross the blue Tauber, on the bank of which you can take a break. This is followed by the first ascent up to the Schlossblick viewpoint with a view of Weikersheim.The European long-distance hiking trail then takes you along the western outskirts of Weikersheim - from here a detour to the Renaissance castle with its dreamlike castle park is worthwhile. Then the path runs crisply uphill. You will pass the watch tower, which also promises you a beautiful panorama. Then you hike through shady forest high above the valley of the Neuseser Bach back towards Tauber. The last part leads through beautiful vineyards back to Markelsheim.

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    Intermediate
    03:18
    7.49 mi
    2.3 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Attractive hiking trail past numerous orchards and green seed fields with beautiful vantage points.From the town hall in Eubigheim it goes on the avenue towards Vohbergsgraben. You cross the stream and then walk past colorful fields to Berolzheim. There you can visit the local history museum and take a break in the chapel.With a view of orchards, you continue to Hohenstadt and then in a north-easterly direction along Mayengraben to Neidelsbach. From Neidelsbach it goes south back to Eubigheim.

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    Intermediate
    02:20
    5.27 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Herbsthäuser Bierwanderweg is designed as a circular route around the brewery and leads into the beautiful nature around Herbsthausen.From the Herbsthausen brewery, the “Der Sportive” trail initially goes a short distance in a southerly direction, then in a westerly direction through open fields with a view as far as Rot (beautiful rural village scenery, half-timbered houses, chapel on the outskirts). Above Rot there is a small lake with a resting place. After the village of Rot, the hiking trail leads along the Wachbach through meadows to the reservoir.Then on through a small forest to Dörtel. In Dörtel you walk along the Wachbach on the existing road to the end of the village. After crossing the Kaiserstraße you walk on a paved path into the forest and reach the Hubertushütte with a nice rest area. From there in a south-westerly direction through Hochwald, Gewann “Kammerforst” to the B 290. After crossing the B 290, it goes past the water tower back to the Herbsthäuser Brewery.

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    Intermediate
    03:31
    7.61 mi
    2.2 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Circular hiking trail partly through shady deciduous forests and a wonderful view of a stone baroque landscape.The starting point is in Niederstetten with the beautiful market square and the Zeppelin Museum. You cross the Vorbach and reach the plateau at Rehhof over a green slope. You continue to Wermutshausen, where the Lautenbach mountain church, the wine museum and the Eduard Mörike memorial room are waiting for you.From Wermuthshausen you hike through a unique stone bar landscape to Vorbachzimmer. Then the route takes you back to Niederstetten along the slope edge of the Vorbach valley.

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    Intermediate
    03:39
    8.06 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On a path close to nature, you cross wonderful forest and vineyard scenes with a great view of Tauberfranken.From the medieval market square in Röttingen you start in a westerly direction into the Röttinger vineyards. You will pass the hospital and below Brattenstein Castle. With a view of the vines it goes on an asphalt path to Tauberrettersheim. There you cross the Tauber on the beautiful Neumanns Bridge.From the end of the village you climb steeply on the Way of the Cross. Then it goes first along the edge of the forest until you finally dive into the Bürgerwald. Past the forest hut with a rest area, you continue to the wine hiking trail, which brings you back to Röttingen with wonderful views.

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    Intermediate
    04:31
    10.5 mi
    2.3 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In addition to numerous historical sights, this circular hiking trail also offers great vantage points and a beautiful stone bar landscape.From the center in Bieberehren, head north on Burgerrother Straße. Over the Aufstettener Höhe you hike past Baldersheim and then cross the Gollach at the stilt mill. Then you reach the colorful market square of Aub, which invites you to take a break. We continue past Aub Castle into the stilt wood forest.The castle ruins of Reichelsberg are worth seeing, where the trees are thinning, from whose tower you have a great view. The wine trail leads you through the protected Gollach Valley to the pilgrimage church of St. Kunigunde. After a rest at the chapel, it goes along the Gollach through a beautiful stone bar landscape. After almost 17 kilometers you are back in Bieberehren.

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    Intermediate
    04:31
    9.99 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the Taubertorplatz car park in Creglingen, it goes through the picturesque center (Herrgottskirche with Marien Altar by Riemenschneider, Romschlössle, Tauberwehr) on the Mühlweg. At the coal mill you can visit the thimble museum before you enter the famous Herrgottskirche.You continue to hike along the Herrgottsbach through Münster with its idyllic bathing lake. After cooling down, the ascent to the Hohenlohe level follows and then it goes down to Archshofen. You cross the Tauber, hike through the ravine towards Schön and in the upper area of the slope the path leads past Craintal. With wonderful panoramic views into the Taubertal you hike back to Creglingen.

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    Difficult
    05:04
    11.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Wonderful hiking trail with wonderful panoramic views and many cultural highlights.From the medieval market square in Rothenburg you walk across the church square and Klingengasse through the Klingentor. The unique St. Wolfgang Church is waiting for you behind the gate. You continue out of town and soon turn onto Mittelhangweg. Accompanied by the Tauber, it goes through field trees and grass to Steinbach and then to Bettwar.From there there is a steep ascent up to Seldeneck and then you hike through a colorful cultural landscape. You cross the Hohbach to march along the edge of the forest to Dettwang, where the church of St. Peter and Paul is located. On the banks of the Tauber you walk past the Bronnenmühle beer garden back to Rothenburg. Finally, there is a visit to the crime or Christmas museum and the Rothenburg museum.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    17
  • Distance
    146 mi
  • Duration
    66:01 h
  • Elevation
    15,100 ft
Liebliches Taubertal

Gentle hills & wide forests – day Tours in the Lovely Tauber Valley