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Franconian Switzerland — on the trace of the Purity Law

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Franconian Switzerland — on the trace of the Purity Law

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8

Tours

40:12 h

89.3 mi

8,975 ft

For beer lovers, Franconian Switzerland is truly a paradise. This is not surprising, as this region has the highest density of breweries in the world. In more than 70 breweries, brewing has been carried out according to the tradition of the German purity law for centuries. The best way to discover the different tastes of this region is on one of the many brewery trails that have been created by the family-run breweries over the years. On the hike from brewery to brewery you will not only get to know small family breweries, but you will also discover cultural-historical highlights embedded in this idyllic landscape. Franconian Switzerland offers you the best conditions to combine your active holiday with the enjoyment of regional specialities. Cheers!

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  • Intermediate
    04:13
    9.72 mi
    2.3 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the approximately 15-kilometer hiking trail you march through the villages Aufseß, Sachsendorf, Hochstahl and Heckenhof; including breweries included!

    

    Since this round trip returns to the starting point, you can also start at any location on the route. Special highlights are the castle in Oberaufse

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  • Difficult
    09:47
    22.1 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,950 ft
    2,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From brewery to brewery. The charming foreland and the edge mountains of the Franconian Jura form the backdrop for this varied hike. Over 34 kilometers, this trail, with a focus on beer, runs through lovely landscapes. On the way you pass 13 places of cultivated Upper Franconian brewery art, which certainly

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    5.98 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Walberla is the northern summit of the Ehrenbürg (532m) and one of the most famous peaks in the Franconian Switzerland. A trip to Walberla followed by a visit to one of the popular Franconian local breweries - Wandererherz, what more could you want. A special highlight is the Ehrenbürg and, of course

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  • Difficult
    05:01
    11.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Certified Five Seidla Trail is a hike made for beer lovers. On the well signposted route, your hike will pass five breweries in the region around Gräfenberg. This tour is mostly on the official route, but has been cut a bit. Nevertheless, you will pass every brewery that caters hungry hikers with

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  • Intermediate
    02:48
    6.26 mi
    2.2 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In Bamberg, my beer "drinks" on the cellar. Why? To cool the freshly brewed beers, a long time ago, cellars were drifted into the adjacent sandstone. For practical reasons, the cool drink was then sold directly above these cellars, where often was a beautiful garden with mature trees - "on" the basement

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  • Difficult
    05:37
    12.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    As the name suggests, this hike gives you plenty of opportunities to sample beers from four Franconian microbreweries. Start is in the Weiglathal, where, starting from the brewery Übelhack, the way leads to about three kilometers through the Lindenhardter forest to Lindenhardt. From the brewery Kürzd

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  • Intermediate
    02:53
    6.14 mi
    2.1 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This brewery and beer hike leads around Bad Staffelstein, which has ten breweries in the city with just over 10,000 inhabitants. Every year on 15 August, the Bierbrauerfest is celebrated on the market square in Bad Staffelstein with a big beer festival. But you do not have to wait for that. The variety

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  • Difficult
    06:57
    15.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,450 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Ahorntaler Bierwanderweg not only takes you past some breweries that are so well-known for the Franconian countryside, but also through the beautiful nature of the Ahorntal. On your route are, among others, the brewery Held and the brewery Stöckel. Moreover, the Rabenstein Castle with its magnificent

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    89.3 mi
  • Duration
    40:12 h
  • Elevation
    8,975 ft

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