komoot
  • Discover
  • Route planner
  • Features
Discover

The Zoiglwirte and local breweries – Enjoy hiking and beer in the Oberpfälzer Wald

Tourismusarbeitsgemeinschaft Oberpfälzer Wald

The Zoiglwirte and local breweries – Enjoy hiking and beer in the Oberpfälzer Wald

Hiking Collection by Oberpfälzer Wald

7

Tours

50:23 h

115 mi

8,700 ft

After a long hike, a cool pint in a Zoiglstube or local brewery tastes even better. In summer, the sunny beer gardens are especially tempting places to relax and enjoy one of the regional specialties of the Oberpfälzer Forest. Beer, especially the cult Zoigl beer, could almost be considered the elixir of life in this part of the world. Numerous local breweries and Zoiglwirte keep your glass full with a variety of Bavarian beer.

The Oberpfälzer Forrest doesn't just offer excellent beer, it also has many wonderful hiking opportunities. You can explore the unique rock formations in the Waldnaabtal, discover works of art around the Hammersee, get to know the stunning areas of the Goldsteig and enjoy idyllic villages with unique charm. The many trails in this beautiful region lend themselves to being explored on foot.

In this Collection, we guide you through seven different length hiking routes through the wonderful landscapes in the region. After an enjoyable hike through nature, you can quench your thirst with a regional (beer) specialty.

The most unique attraction in the Oberpfälzer Forest is undoubtedly the Zoigl. To understand this tradition, you should first understand some background knowledge. Where the Zoiglstern (the guild sign of brewers) hangs, you can expect to experience something absolutely unique. The bottom-fermented, unfiltered beer has been brewed in five communal breweries in Eslarn, Falkenberg, Mitterteich, Neuhaus, and Windischeschenbach for hundreds of years. Today, the breweries offer plenty of snacks and a friendly atmosphere, not forgetting the beer.

So get out into nature, tuck into tasty food, enjoy a pint – and say "cheers!"

On The Map

loading
loading

Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:40
    5.91 mi
    2.2 mph
    600 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A baroque tour can be so tasteful: On the way from the monastery town of Waldsassen to the famous Trinity Church in Kappl, you are spoiled for choice as to where and how often to stop. Just follow the trail with the marking number 5a.

    

    You make a pilgrimage through the Kapplwald to the imposing pilgrimage

    translated byView Original

    by Oberpfälzer Wald

    View
  • Intermediate
    03:41
    8.57 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the Zoiglbier place Falkenberg this tour takes you through the nature reserve Waldnaabtal with its wild and romantic ensemble of water, forest and rock. You wander past bizarre stone formations such as the chamber car and the butter barrel to the log cabin. There you can take a relaxing break and

    translated byView Original

    by Oberpfälzer Wald

    View
  • Sign Up To Discover Places Like This

    Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.

  • Difficult
    06:33
    14.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Goldsteig Panorama Tour starts in Lukahammer, a district of the city Oberviechtach. At the beginning of the hike, a beer world record holder will astonish you: the largest beer mug in the world with a total capacity of 4,718 liters.

    

    Then go on the old paths of the Sautreiberweg to Burgstall Wildstein

    translated byView Original

    by Oberpfälzer Wald

    View
  • Intermediate
    02:11
    5.13 mi
    2.3 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A tour for true Bierge (h) nießer: Because Bodenwöhr is mainly known for the probably best wheat beer in the world of the brewery Jacob. The associated brewery inn is located directly on the Hammersee and this is where you start your hiking tour on the art and waterway.

    

    You follow the shore path towards

    translated byView Original

    by Oberpfälzer Wald

    View
  • Difficult
    12:59
    30.2 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,675 ft
    2,025 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    “The star determines the way” - this is the motto of this culinary route, which runs for 48 kilometers on the Goldsteig quality hiking trail. The guild symbol of the Zoigl brewers, the star, gives you the direction. The entire long-distance hiking trail on the Goldsteig is 660 kilometers long and runs

    translated byView Original

    by Oberpfälzer Wald

    View
  • Difficult
    21:35
    49.2 mi
    2.3 mph
    3,800 ft
    3,775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At the historic mill walking hammer with mill museum starts this circular walk. Through quiet valleys, the trail winds past idyllic villages such as Neuenhammer with its former grinding and polishing works. The glass polishing Hagen mill with a fine doll museum and coffee shop shows this vividly.

    

    The

    translated byView Original

    by Oberpfälzer Wald

    View
  • Easy
    00:44
    1.77 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The best way to start your city tour through Weiden is at the central bus station, from there you can quickly reach the green of Kurt-Schumacher-Allee. In addition to the remains of the historic city wall, the first culinary stop awaits you in the city garden: a vegetable garden with raised beds. In

    translated byView Original

    by Oberpfälzer Wald

    View

Like this Collection?

Comments

    loading

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    115 mi
  • Duration
    50:23 h
  • Elevation
    8,700 ft

You Might Also Like

Wild waters, forests and lofty peaks – hiking in the south and east of Germany

Hiking Collection by KEEN Footwear

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

Hiking Collection by Oberpfälzer Wald

Spectacular rides in Wales and south-west England – e-bike trials by Halfords

Bike Touring Collection by Halfords UK

In the heart of Île-de-France — trails around Paris (West)

Running Collection by Fred Urrutia

Discover

The Zoiglwirte and local breweries – Enjoy hiking and beer in the Oberpfälzer Wald

What We Offer

Discover
Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyCommunity GuidelinesSecurity vulnerability reward programImprint