Taunus

Deep valleys and airy heights – the most beautiful hikes in the Taunus in Germany

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Deep valleys and airy heights – the most beautiful hikes in the Taunus in Germany

Hiking Collection by Taunus

11

Tours

41:25 h

91.9 mi

9,600 ft

Wonderful views, picturesque forests, stately castles, and cosy inns – this combination can be found in Taunus, an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts. As part of the Rhenish Slate Mountains in western Germany, the Taunus is one of the oldest mountains in the country and is crisscrossed by exciting hiking trails. In this Collection, we present 11 of the most beautiful hikes through the Hessian low mountain range. You can look forward to pure nature and a journey through history at the gates of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan region.

Between the Rhine, Main, Lahn, and Wetterau rivers, you can discover two nature parks. The Taunus nature park, the second-largest nature park in Hesse, and the Rhine Taunus nature park which is the most densely wooded in the state. You can travel back in time to the Middle Ages and imagine how kings and princes would once have lived in their magnificent castles. On the 3BurgenWeg, you visit three impressive fortifications. You can also delve into history on the discovery Tours through the health resorts of Bad Soden or Bad Nauheim.

If you want to focus on nature, then you can hike through beautiful landscapes, impressive panoramas as far as the Odenwald and the Spessart, dense forests, deep valleys, and romantic ponds. The varied nature of the Taunus makes your hikes a very special experience. And, as befits Hesse, you will pass by quaint inns where you can re-energise with a glass of apple wine and regional specialities.

The hikes in this Collection are all planned as circular routes and are well marked. If you are planning several days of hiking in the region, the easiest way to get to the individual Tours is by car. You can also reach the starting points by public transport. For example, some of the circular routes are only a short train ride away from Frankfurt central station, making them perfect for a day trip into nature. Many of the hikes are also suitable for children and offer special highlights for little hikers. Immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of the Taunus and experience the most beautiful side of the low mountain range in the best way – on foot.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:30
    7.59 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Kronberg, Königstein and Falkenstein: All good castles come in threes. On this twelve-kilometer tour, you will walk in the footsteps of the Middle Ages. Discover the impressive castle complex and enjoy magnificent views over the Taunus and up to the Odenwald. The starting point of the circular hike is in Königstein im Taunus, easy to reach by train from Frankfurt Central Station.

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  • Intermediate
    04:36
    10.1 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Impressive distant views, the hilly landscape of the Taunus and a wooded route - this excellent premium hiking trail leads you on a good 16 kilometers along the high villages …

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    7.21 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Always follow the squirrel: The eleven kilometer long Eichhornweg leads you over gravel paths and on forest paths through the dense forest around the 513 meter high Nickel. Start is …

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  • Intermediate
    03:04
    6.95 mi
    2.3 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The name says it all on this eleven-kilometer hike: there is a lot to see, especially in the center of Bad Soden am Taunus. The city was already known for salt and hot springs in the Middle Ages, today it is a well-known health resort. The hike starts at the train station and can be reached from Frankfurt in just under half an hour by S-Bahn.

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  • Intermediate
    02:11
    4.83 mi
    2.2 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this almost eight-kilometer hike, you follow in the footsteps of Count Walram IV of Nassau-Idstein. In 1390 he built Wallrabenstein Castle, namesake for a district of the municipality of …

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  • Difficult
    05:05
    11.5 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,050 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Magnificent views, picturesque forest paths and romantic resting places - the Waldsolms Panorama Trail offers you pure hiking pleasure in the Taunus. Look forward to a 18-kilometer route with a …

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  • Difficult
    06:15
    13.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Green hills, a stately castle and wonderful distant views - pure Taunus awaits you on Richard-Hofmann-Weg. The almost 22 kilometer long route takes you around all five districts of Eppstein. The path is named after Richard Hofmann, who was mayor of Eppstein for three decades and who campaigned for the establishment of the circular path. The path is maintained today by the Eppstein Transport and Improvement Association.

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  • Intermediate
    03:55
    8.96 mi
    2.3 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This almost 15-kilometer circular hiking trail combines cozy half-timbered charm with beautiful forest trails and romantic resting places by the water. You hike mostly through the dense forest around Usingen …

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  • Intermediate
    03:18
    7.77 mi
    2.4 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This twelve-kilometer hike around Bad Nauheim is spiced with a lot of history. The various stages of salt production are explained to you on the way - from the source …

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  • Intermediate
    03:01
    6.70 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This ten kilometer long hiking trail leads you from the deep Dornbachtal to the high plateau on the White Stone - similar to the flight of swallows, which soar through …

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  • Intermediate
    03:14
    6.85 mi
    2.1 mph
    975 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The eleven kilometer long Taunus-Wichtel-Weg connects the best vantage points with the most beautiful panoramic views around Schmitten. And, as the name suggests, there are also plenty of elves to …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    91.9 mi
  • Duration
    41:25 h
  • Elevation
    9,600 ft
Taunus

Deep valleys and airy heights – the most beautiful hikes in the Taunus in Germany