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The best Goldsteig routes — long distance hiking in Eastern Bavaria

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The best Goldsteig routes — long distance hiking in Eastern Bavaria

Hiking Collection by Goldsteig Wandern

14

Tours

144:59 h

312 mi

38,575 ft

On the Goldsteig in Eastern Bavaria, primeval forests wave to the horizon and mountain lakes glisten like precious pearls in valleys. After one deep breath, clear forest air floods the lungs, wakes the heart and caresses the soul. At the top, on the green roof of Europe, freedom is boundless.

The Goldsteig is the longest and most varied quality hiking trail in Germany with 410 miles (660 kilometers) of hiking trails waiting for you. In addition, there are the 180 miles (289 kilometers) also waiting for you on the other side of the border as part of the Czech Goldsteig. Opening in June 2018, these two hiking paths are now completely connected as part of the Goldsteig network, which contains the Baierweg, the Böhmweg, the Gunthersteig and the Goldene Steig as part of the Prachatitzer Route. With feeder roads and cross-connections, this international network of hiking trails is now over 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) long and contains a total of 13 border crossings. Along the Goldsteig, you will be welcomed by warm hosts with beds of every category and regional specialties.

The Bavarian Forest, Germany's oldest national park and the only primeval forest, is deeply intertwined with the Šumava National Park on the Czech side. Together, the two parks form the largest contiguous forest mountains in Central Europe. In this Collection, we show you how you can discover this breathtaking region on the 14 most beautiful hiking routes of the Goldsteig.

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  • Difficult
    05:33
    12.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At the Gerberhaus in Marktredwitz is the starting point of the Goldsteig. From there you walk along the floodplain in the direction of Waldershof, after 1.5 kilometers you cross the state road and on the meadow path in the district Rosenhammer. Continue on the field and meadow path to Neumühle, direction

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  • Intermediate
    03:47
    8.75 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Falkenberg boasts a 1,000-year-old castle, a wackelstein and a historic Zoiglbierbrauhaus. It is worthwhile to explore the town on a short walk. The adjoining nature reserve Waldnaabtal offers you an incomparable nature experience. The shore path leads between the log cabin and Neuhaus through a 12-kilometer

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  • Difficult
    05:38
    9.41 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,900 ft
    1,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The eight-thousander tour is one of the most exciting, but also the most strenuous Goldsteig stages. On the entire route you will be rewarded with fantastic views and summit views. Alternating sweaty ascents and descents, and wild, wild, romantic landscapes are some of your companions on this stage of

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  • Difficult
    07:27
    16.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,750 ft
    2,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    After the place Kulz and the Prackendorfer moss, the Goldsteig divides at a forest crossing in the north and the south route. The southern route is not to be underestimated. While the North Tour promises a steady, exhausting climb, the route over the southern Vorwald is characterized by many ascents

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  • Difficult
    08:18
    18.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,725 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The stage from Falkenstein to Wiesenfelden starts at the pavilion between the trail parking lot and Falkenstein. The tour begins with a leisurely walk to the pilgrimage chapel Tannerl on a forest clearing and continues around the lake of Postfelden - then you reach the climax of the tour. A signpost

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  • Difficult
    05:35
    10.9 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,475 ft
    2,450 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the way from Lalling to Zenting you can expect several special highlights: First, there is a fruit trail at Panholling, which is pleased about visitors. On the other hand, the ascent to the Brotjacklriegel is a special challenge. But it's worth it - on the Brotjacklriegel you will find beautiful forest

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  • Difficult
    07:18
    14.9 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,700 ft
    2,700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The circuit offers you pure variety and is especially suitable for trained excursionists. In addition to getting to know the villages of Elisabethszell, Haibach, Denkzell and Konzell, you can admire the many facets of nature here. Whether prospects in the Bavarian Forest and the Danube plain or colorful

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  • Difficult
    09:27
    19.3 mi
    2.0 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The tour through the National Park and over the Great Falkenstein is ideal for adventurous hikers. Starting in the hiking park in Bayerisch Eisenstein, the trail leads through the wild jungle Watzlik-Hain, which impresses with its giant trees. From there it goes over the Ruckowitzschachten on the Great

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  • Difficult
    12:35
    26.0 mi
    2.1 mph
    3,350 ft
    3,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Dreiländereckrunde impresses with a varied route through the Bohemian Forest. Starting from Haidmühle, you first go through the Šumava Biosphere Reserve to the first stage. After Stožec you have the opportunity to marvel at the Tusset Chapel below the Stožecká Rock with its medicinal spring. Continue

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  • Difficult
    19:27
    41.1 mi
    2.1 mph
    6,025 ft
    6,025 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The round on the Goldsteig, Baierweg and Böhmweg invites you on three stages to an extraordinarily varied hike. The start is at Bogener station. From there you move on the Baierweg through the Danube plain and pristine forests to the monastery village of Windberg. Continue on to the idyllic Perlbach

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  • Easy
    01:50
    4.08 mi
    2.2 mph
    450 ft
    350 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The approximately six-kilometer circular trail is perfect for a family outing. Starting from the town hall in Brennberg, it goes uphill to the castle ruins, which is located on a 653 meter high granite rock and is completely accessible. In addition, the observation tower there is a special highlight

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  • Difficult
    35:37
    80.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    6,600 ft
    6,600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Starting at the starting point of the Goldsteig in the Marktredwitz you go to Konnersreuth. On the way to the monastery town of Waldsassen you also have the opportunity to admire the baroque Kapplkirche and the volcano Hirschentanz. About the quality route Nurtschweg the round continues over the Sibyllenbad

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  • Difficult
    16:04
    35.1 mi
    2.2 mph
    4,175 ft
    4,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The following Goldsteig circular walk is ideal for a three- to four-day excursion to the Upper Palatinate Forest. Starting from Pfreimd you first go along the creek of the same name and cross a forest area before you arrive in Trausnitz. There you should definitely visit the castle from the 12th century

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  • Difficult
    06:23
    14.1 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This tour is easy to reach. The starting point of the hike, the town of Weiden in the Upper Palatinate, is the ideal place to start a Goldsteig tour. The city of Weiden impresses with its cultural diversity. Even the market square with its distinctive Old Town Hall shows its incomparable charm. Numerous

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    14
  • Distance
    312 mi
  • Duration
    144:59 h
  • Elevation
    38,575 ft

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