Thanks to its proximity to Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region, the Taunus is a varied and popular local area for outdoor pursuits. Wild forests, deeply carved valleys, high mountain ridges and peaks with fantastic views are just a few of the features that will make your hiking heart beat faster.
In this Collection, we present 12 hiking Tours which show you the Taunus in all its diversity. On the one hand, you'll roam through the wild forests and be able to spot fascinating wildlife, while on the other hand, places such as the Roman fort of Saalburg or the Limes invite you deep into history.
The hikes are between 4 and 30 kilometres (2.5–18.6 mi) long and have different levels of difficulty. There are both family-friendly trails where you can discover exciting and interesting places for everyone, and Tours with challenging climbs to get your pulse racing. As a reward for your efforts, spectacular views of the Taunus await.
Thanks to their proximity to the Rhine-Main metropolitan region, most of the Tours have very good bus and train connections. You can easily leave your car at home if you don't mind walking an extra metre or two. On the way, you'll come across plenty of places where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine.
The Taunus is a region rich in nature as well as culture, making it perfect for hiking. So pack your rucksack, lace up your hiking boots and set off! This beautiful low mountain range is waiting.
In Mammolshain everything revolves around the sweet chestnut, the trees of which are also called "kestebrees" here. So it's no wonder that a total of three hiking trails are dedicated to this popular fruit. On the round tour 1 with about seven kilometers everything revolves around the popular sweet chestnut…
Where can you take a little time travel and walk in the footsteps of the ancient Celts? This is possible on the four and a half kilometer long Celtic hiking trail near Oberursel. Thanks to the very good connection with the U3 or with the regional buses, it is child's play for you to get to the starting…
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About 200 years ago donkeys once brought the spa guests from Schlangenbad, the oldest recognized spa in Hesse, to the tranquil wine town of Rauenthal. Nowadays, the donkey trail invites you to walk in the footsteps of the spa guests of that time. The starting point of this approximately eleven kilometer…
At almost 19 kilometers, the Friedrichsdorf circular hiking trail is one of the longer tours in this collection. On this circular hiking trail you will get to know Friedrichsdorf and its four districts. You can start this hiking trail from almost anywhere along the way. It is advisable to hike the tour…
The Dickschieder Wildwechsel is one of the so-called Wisper Trails; a network of 16 premium circular hiking trails and routes. This tour promises to be a special experience, especially in autumn, because in the months of September and October you can watch the game in its rutting season. And if you shouldn…
On this tour, the name is to be taken literally, because it goes up for 13 kilometers. Some climbs up to the fourth highest mountain in the Hintertaunus have to be mastered, but you will be rewarded with fantastic views over the Hintertaunus.
It starts in the climatic health resort Schmitten, which is…
In addition to the Dickschieder Wildwechsel, this hiking trail is also one of the so-called Wisper Trails. This is a hiking network that consists of a total of 16 premium hiking trails and routes.
On the Wisper Outback you will be led on blurred paths through the pure forest wilderness in the Taunus…
The starting point of the approximately ten kilometer long hiking trail is the Eppstein train station. From here you simply follow the path markings with the image of the little knight Gottfried, the symbol of the 650th anniversary in 1968. On this tour, you can expect crisp climbs and great photo spots…
If you love roses, you will feel like in paradise in Steinfurth. Steinfurth is only one of two rose villages in the Taunus. Of course, one of the highlights of the approximately five-kilometer rose hiking trail is a visit to the local rose museum. There are also some places to stop for refreshments…
The 23-kilometer historical circular route around Bad Homburg invites you to discover the spa town with its magnificent parks and stately buildings. There is also an excursion point to the time of the Romans. Thanks to the numerous water sources in the city area, the city developed into a popular health…
The 28-kilometer Via Mattiacorum promises a very historical hike. Here you walk in the footsteps of the Romans and learn a lot about the Roman history of the cities of Idstein, Wiesbaden and Taunusstein. The name of the hiking trail is based on the Roman settlement Aquae Mattiacorum, which was once in…
The Rettershof is a popular destination in the Vordertaunus. A total of seven signposted and varied circular hiking trails start here, inviting you to discover the Vordertaunus on foot.
The second longest circular hiking trail is the R8, which with its eleven kilometers offers plenty of variety. There…
Hiking Collection by Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund
Hiking Collection by Westerwald - Die Urlaubsregion
Mountain Biking Collection by Katherine Moore
Bike Touring Collection by Liebliches Taubertal