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Water, forest and castles — hiking in the Upper Palatinate Forest

Oberpfälzer Wald

Water, forest and castles — hiking in the Upper Palatinate Forest

Hiking Collection by Oberpfälzer Wald

13

Tours

79:12 h

177 mi

17,000 ft

Let yourself be enchanted — by the mystic Doost, the far views of the castle ruin Waldeck and the glittering water surfaces of the lake land! You can discover the Upper Palatinate Forest and his local specialties—like the Zoigl beer—on a variety of day hikes, which show you the beautiful nature and cultural treasures of the region on themed hiking trails, educational trails and circular walks. You'll experience nature reserves, picturesque valleys, wild streams and charming towns such as Vohenstrauß or Oberviechtach — and you'll even cross into the Czech Republic on a detour across the border.

On this hike, the Goldsteig will be playing a starring role. This trail, which is known as Germany's longest and most diverse hiking trail, starts in Marktredwitz, winds through the stone forest and leads you into the beautiful Waldnaabtal. You'll explore a primeval forest landscape and the land of 1000 ponds, as well as epic geo-centers and castle ruins that offer great views and insights into the heart of the Upper Palatinate Forest.

This Collection covers a 91-mile (148-kilometer) long section of the Goldsteig, which you'll conquer over eight days.

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  • Difficult
    41:30
    91.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    9,625 ft
    9,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This tour through the Oberpfälzer Wald on the quality trail Goldsteig is quite varied. The best way to wander the 148-kilometer route is in eight stages. Start of the hike is in Marktredwitz. The milestones on the way are Friedenfels, Windischeschenbach, Letzau-Oberhöll, Leuchtenberg, Tännesberg and

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  • Intermediate
    01:43
    3.63 mi
    2.1 mph
    525 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A park landscape full of herbs, wild fruits and nuts - that's what you'll find on the adventure trail around the Waldeck Schlossberg. The "Edible Wild Plant Park", in short EWILPA, with its 13 stations, whets the appetite for new and forgotten food, nature, knowledge, discovery and natural enjoyment

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  • Easy
    01:44
    3.72 mi
    2.2 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Although the Steinwald is the smallest natural park in Bavaria, it is in no way inferior to its larger counterparts in terms of beauty and experience. A great introduction to this pearl Upper Palatinate nature is the forest history trail. Bizarre rock formations such as the Zipfeltannenfelsen, springs

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  • Easy
    01:54
    4.33 mi
    2.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Wildromantic, mystical and idyllic - this is the nature reserve Waldnaabtal between Falkenberg and Windischeschenbach. For thousands of years, the riverbed of the Waldnaab has carved deep into the granite and created a wonderland of water, forest and rock. From the trail parking lot at the historic hammer

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  • Intermediate
    03:54
    8.83 mi
    2.3 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Do you fancy nature - and enjoyment shouldn't be neglected either? Then this tour is just right for you! You start your way through the Bavarian-Bohemian border area at the market square of Bad Neualbenreuth with the typical Egerland half-timbered houses.

    

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  • Easy
    01:42
    4.16 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Glittering water surfaces, sun-drenched paths and endless possibilities to enjoy the day. The six-kilometer hiking tour starts at Camping Park Murner See. You can expect a wonderful view over the bright blue Murner lake and the neighboring Brückelsee. How about panoramic views? From the 16 meter high

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  • Intermediate
    02:55
    6.37 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You start at the historic border inn "Gerstmeier", then you cross the border into the Czech Republic. Then follow the path marked BB2. Soon the former village of Plöß is reached. Here we recommend a trip to the old cemetery. If you continue to follow the path, soon the only remaining house in sight

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  • Intermediate
    03:32
    7.87 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The tour along the river Pfreimd with its natural banks, wild perennials and mossy stones is a real insider tip for nature lovers. You start in Trausnitz at the Reconciliation Chapel and follow the path to a bridge that leads you over the reservoir and then uphill over the Rabenleite along the edge of

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  • Intermediate
    04:58
    11.2 mi
    2.3 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Schönbuchenweg begins and ends in the former Count Palatine town of Neunburg vorm Wald at the Schwarzachtalhalle. The Goldsteig accompanies the tour along the course of the river Schwarzach. Especially the Murnthal delights with its original idyll. Near the northernmost point of the hike, the tour

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  • Intermediate
    03:11
    7.29 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This round trip through the picturesque Fichtelnaabtal you start in Windischeschenbacher district Oberbaumühle. Past the Walderlebnisweg Schweinmühle, where you can experience nature with all your senses, you will reach the Continental Deep Well (KTB) with the deepest borehole of the earth and the 83

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  • Intermediate
    03:08
    7.30 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your hike begins at the Market Square of the Market Raft on the hiking trail of the Oberpfälzer Waldverein. Past the "gallows", the former rectory of the Flosser Amt with the "Primusblick", which was named after a former Flosser senior teacher, who has chosen the beautiful view of the landscape of the

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  • Intermediate
    04:07
    9.04 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your hike begins at the info tree at the town hall in Eslarn. Continue on to the "beer experience Kommunbrauhaus" in which you can learn everything about the local cult beer, the Zoigl. Via Gerstbräu you reach the forest entrance Schönseer Schlag. On the way, it's worth taking a detour to the Stückberg

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  • Intermediate
    04:53
    11.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In this natural-historical "nature trail" you can, so to speak, commit history. Here, the course of the journey was determined on the basis of the limits of 1600, as they can be seen from the description of the court Vohenstrauß in office Flossenbürg by Pastor Christoph Vogel. The path was dedicated

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    13
  • Distance
    177 mi
  • Duration
    79:12 h
  • Elevation
    17,000 ft

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