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Delightful hiking in Franconian Switzerland

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Delightful hiking in Franconian Switzerland

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8

Tours

27:16 h

57.7 mi

8,000 ft

Castles, caves, rocks, mills, beer gardens and Franconian coziness—Franconian Switzerland has something to offer everyone. Even Karl Immermann and Richard Wagner went on pilgrimages to the area for spa stays and were enthusiastic about the region’s nature with its bizarre dolomitic limestone rocks, as well as the numerous cultural highlights of the Frankenjura that can be explored on foot.

On the eight day-hikes, you will pass by one of the best-preserved castle ruins in the region, you can explore one of the largest caves in Germany, climb the holy mountain of the Franconian, explore mystical places and breathtaking rock formations and relax in typical Franconian beer gardens to refill your energy tanks. Enjoy!

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  • Intermediate
    04:27
    9.48 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Ebermannstadt - or "Ebs" as the locals affectionately call it - is the gateway to Franconian Switzerland. The perfect starting point for a first exploration tour. From Ebs you walk towards Streitberg. As soon as you have climbed the first altitude you will find the Wiesenttal at your feet. After a short

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  • Intermediate
    02:40
    5.36 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Walberla was first mentioned in 1768 - at that time it was the student tradition to go to "Walberla". Since then, the Ehrenbürg is known among locals as "Walberla". The short climb to the Zeugenberg in the foothills of the Franconian Alb is worth it for its beautiful panoramic view. The Kneipp facility

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    7.01 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Franconian Switzerland has always provided with its wild rock formations for myths and legends. A very special place is the Druidenhain. Huge boulders stand and lie here lined up in long lines in a northwest-southeast orientation and inspired the fantasies of the visitors at the end of the 19th century

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  • Intermediate
    04:18
    9.05 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Gößweinstein in the heart of the Franconian Switzerland has much to offer. For pilgrims, hikers, steam locomotives, nature lovers, climbers and gourmets alike. There is something for everyone on this hike. From the last stop of the old railway line, where on Sundays from Ebermannstadt still old steam

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    4.35 mi
    2.2 mph
    450 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Far away from the climbing and cycling tourism of the Wiesent Valley, there is a real treasure for culture and nature lovers in the municipality of Wonsees: the rock garden Sanspareil. The name (French unparalleled) is program. Mystic rock structures and winding paths, caves and rock ruins await you

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  • Intermediate
    04:44
    9.97 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The tour combines some highlights of this region: the beautiful Egloffstein in the idyllic green Trubachtal, the generous Wildpark Hundshaupten with its animal inhabitants and the famous Pretzfelder beer cellar - epitome of the Franconian cosiness and lifestyle.

    

    The hike starts in Egloffstein. For culture

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    6.39 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Pottenstein is one of the top excursion destinations in Franconian Switzerland! No wonder, because here you can discover a lot. From the city center you can already see the castle Pottenstein, the landmark of the city. High up then it goes on the trail over Pottenstein, where halfway the 2014 built observation

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    6.12 mi
    2.1 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The small village of Weißenohe lies hidden at the gate of the Lillachtal and, despite its remoteness, is regularly visited by hikers who make their way to the Sintererassen. The easy hike on the marked path (Lillingbrunnen) leads you out on well-walked paths from Weissenohe past a farm, where you get

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    57.7 mi
  • Duration
    27:16 h
  • Elevation
    8,000 ft

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