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A journey through time – the most beautiful routes in the Taunus Nature Park

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A journey through time – the most beautiful routes in the Taunus Nature Park

Hiking Collection by Vanessa Kopp

7

Tours

33:56 h

71.7 mi

11,175 ft

Green forests, gentle peaks, bubbling streams, and winding valleys – the Taunus Nature Park is made for hiking. The second largest National Park in Hessen is known for its unique landscapes, historical treasures and large network of trails. Located on Frankfurt am Main's doorstep, the park is waiting to be explored.

Travel back to the time of the Romans and Celts, smell medieval castle air and enjoy the magnificent views of the Rhine-Main plain and Frankfurt skyline. The Tanus is very diverse: you will roam through dense forests, descend into deep caves and climb rugged cliffs. In this Collection, I will introduce you to seven different day trips that will take you to the most beautiful corners of the nature park.

Each route is unique and will surprise you with beautiful landscapes, impressive castles or interesting museums. At the end of the hikes, you can relax in a restaurant and enjoy the regional, hearty cuisine. We recommend trying „Handkäs“, green sauce with eggs or ribs with cabbage – preferably with a glass of apple cider.

You can do these hikes all year long, whether on a blooming spring day, in the summer sun, on a romantic autumn day or in snowy winter. On clear days, the viewpoints offer spectacular views over the region. However, bear in mind that some attractions such as the Kubacher Kristallhöhle are closed during the winter months.

The Taunus Nature Park begins 19 miles (about 30 kilometers) northeast of Frankfurt. The Main metropolis is, therefore, a great starting point for the routes. You can easily reach the starting points and return back to Frankfurt from Frankfurt train station with the regional train and S-Bahn. Information about tickets and connections is available at the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund. In Frankfurt, you will find a wide selection of accommodation to suit every budget. In the evening, the city also offers many culinary delights and entertainment options.

To get to know the region, it is worth visiting the Taunus Information Center in Hohemark, the so-called Gateway to the Taunus. Here, you can get helpful tips and learn interesting facts about the nature park and its flora and fauna in the free exhibition. For more information, visit naturpark-taunus.de.

Finally, a tip to help you quickly adapt to Hessian culture: you can’t go wrong with the greeting „Ei Gude!“ at any time of day.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:08
    6.64 mi
    2.1 mph
    925 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    All good castles come in threes: On this ten-kilometer circular hike you will visit three impressive medieval sites in the Taunus. The round starts at the imposing castle ruins in Königstein with a great view. The path leads you further up to Falkenstein Castle, two kilometers away. From here you can

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  • Difficult
    05:35
    11.4 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    From the imperial temple, to the castle and up the mountain: on this 18-kilometer tour, you will hike past historical treasures and enjoy great views of the Rhine-Main plain. The route is the first section of the "Taunus Schinderhannes Steig". The trail is 38 kilometers long and ends at the Landsteiner

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  • Difficult
    05:31
    11.2 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,050 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This 18-kilometer hike takes you to the Großer Feldberg, the highest mountain in the Taunus. When the visibility is good, you can see the Frankfurt skyline and the Odenwald from the observation tower. The circular hike starts at the Taunus information center in Hohemark. The first eight kilometers lead

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  • Difficult
    05:38
    11.9 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this almost 20-kilometer hike, you can take a journey through the history of Hesse. The tour starts in Bad Homburg, known for its stately Landgrave Castle with the white tower. After a detour through the castle garden, the path leads you through the forest up a slight incline to the Roman fort in

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  • Intermediate
    04:55
    10.8 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Steep, bizarre and up to twelve meters high. The Eschbacher cliffs are a great natural monument in the Taunus Nature Park. This 17-kilometer hike takes you to the rugged quartz rock wall. The tour starts in Usingen. At the beginning you can take a relaxed walk through the pretty castle garden. Then head

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  • Intermediate
    04:18
    9.55 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,100 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Do you already know the forests and mountains of the Taunus well enough? How about a trip to the underworld? This 15-kilometer hike takes you to the Crystal Cave in Kubach, 50 to 70 meters below the surface.

    

    The tour starts in Weilburg. To start with, you can have a look at the castle with its adjoining

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  • Intermediate
    04:52
    10.2 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    High up in the Hochtaunuskreis: This 16-kilometer hike takes you to the 663-meter-high Pferdskopf. The circular tour starts in Neu-Anspach. From the train station it goes through the city, followed by the first slight ascent to the Hardt. On shady forest paths, the path leads you further up to the horse

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    71.7 mi
  • Duration
    33:56 h
  • Elevation
    11,175 ft

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