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Full of views and fun – VGN leisure tips 2022

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Full of views and fun – VGN leisure tips 2022

Hiking Collection by VERKEHRSVERBUND GROSSRAUM NÜRNBERG

13

Tours

58:16 h

141 mi

11,500 ft

Your next day off is approaching and you want to get out and about? You’ll find inspiration for wonderful Tours around Nuremberg here. Spectacular vantage points,old towns, castles, ruins, idyllic river valleys and imposing rock formations await. You’ll also find family hikes along exciting adventure trails with caves. If you want to explore the region on two wheels instead of two feet, we’ve included a bike Tour for you as well.

All Tours are easily accessible by VGN buses and trains. The enjoyment begins when you board the train, looking at the window. The VGN also saves you the hassle of looking for a parking space and you don’t have to forgo beer or wine to drive home. Public transport also opens up new route options for you: You no longer have to return to the starting point and can spontaneously shorten your Tour along the way.

You can enjoy Franconian home cooking and delicious snacks in traditional inns and cosy beer gardens. Accompany your meal with a fresh beer from a brewery or a fine wine from the sunny slopes, over which you’ve hiked, and polish it off with a schnapps made from the fruit tree next door.

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    Intermediate
    04:22
    9.90 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    It is best to plan a whole day for this route, as it takes you to seven breweries and cellars that make the hike a real pleasure. However, only five of them serve their beer directly on site - which is completely sufficient. There is also Franconian home cooking that goes perfectly with the liquid gold

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  • Difficult
    06:46
    14.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This route takes you over the vineyards on the edge of the Steigerwald with particularly promising views. The sunny slopes alternate with the shade of the forest. The main route starts in Castell. You can also start the hike in Abtswind if you want to extend the route. So you start in a historic town

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  • 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
    04:32
    10.3 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This beautiful route takes you directly past Walberla to some places that make hiking in Franconian Switzerland particularly pleasant: Distilleries and breweries. With a few palate-friendly stops along the way, things are particularly lively. You will also roam the orchards, which are the origin of so

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  • Intermediate
    04:41
    10.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    725 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike takes you through Franconian villages with medieval churches past historic rock cellars and sandstone buildings to Lichtenau Fortress and the residential town of Ansbach. It starts at the train station in Sachsen, which is east of Ansbach.

    

    From there it is not far to Lichtenau, which was once

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  • Intermediate
    02:56
    4.58 mi
    1.6 mph
    575 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Between Plech and Höfen, four caves can be explored at once over a short distance. This route is perfect for a family hike, because the paths are varied, many rocks along the way invite you to scramble and it remains exciting to the end.

    

    With a flashlight in your luggage, you set off in the village of

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  • Intermediate
    03:09
    7.06 mi
    2.2 mph
    600 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Cherries, apples and pears: This hike through the Frankenhöhe Nature Park takes you through wonderful orchards. You can expect gnarled trees, fantastic views and an exciting adventure trail that tells you more about the regional cultural landscape.

    

    From the Ottenhofen-Bergel train station, you first walk

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  • Difficult
    04:02
    9.04 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    875 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. 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 during the grape harvest, when red-gold foliage shimmers between golden-white and deep dark-blue grapes. But it is also worth discovering the sun-kissed slopes in spring and summer. Every season enchants the landscape around the

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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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  • 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
    05:00
    11.3 mi
    2.3 mph
    950 ft
    975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The fortified churches, also called Kirchengaden, are a specialty in Lower Franconia. In the villages, next to the churches, there are historical warehouses in which supplies were stored. They were used as a refuge in the event of attacks. Each village on this hike reminds of the past with such a fortified

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  • Difficult
    05:22
    11.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This path takes you through hilly terrain to mystical castle ruins, the best views and special flowers. At the beginning you make a detour to the summit of the Poppberg. Up there, nature is slowly reclaiming a ruin that dates back to the 13th century. Although nothing has been restored here, three floors

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    23.7 mi
    7.8 mph
    1,000 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Picturesque Franconian nature, fantastic views and unusual animals await you on this beautiful bike tour. You start in Oberhaid, which is located in the Main Valley north-west of Bamberg. If you notice after the first few meters that something is wrong with your bike, you will soon pass a rest area with

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    13
  • Distance
    141 mi
  • Duration
    58:16 h
  • Elevation
    11,500 ft

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