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Unforgettable panoramic views — the most beautiful long-distance hikes in Franconia

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Unforgettable panoramic views — the most beautiful long-distance hikes in Franconia

Hiking Collection by FrankenTourismus

12

Tours

590:46 h

1,303 mi

139,250 ft

From the lofty peaks and wide plateaus, you can enjoy unforgettable panoramic views of an unspoiled natural landscape. Romantically winding paths lead you through the middle of nature, into quiet forests with fascinating gorges and past fragrant meadows and colorful fields. From high castles, you can see glittering rivers in the valley and be enchanted by magnificent estates along the way.

You will find this diversity on 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) of marked hiking trails that meander through Franconia. They lead you through breathtaking low mountain ranges and through historic towns and charming villages. Many of the hiking trails in Franconia bear the distinction "Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland" or the "Deutsche Wandersiegel für Premiumwege". These accolades confirm that each route features unspoiled paths, varied landscapes, and many Highlights along the way.

In this Collection, we show you the most beautiful long-distance hiking trails through Franconia that have won these awards. We have put together a beautiful mixture of trails of different lengths so that you are guaranteed to find the right hike for you. The Frankenweg and the Fränkische Gebirgsweg are with 24 and 21 stages the kings among the Franconian hiking trails. For shorter hikes, the Spessartbogen with four stages or the Spalter Hügelland-Tour, which you can plan as a day-hike, are suitable. No matter which hiking trail you choose, thanks to the hiking-friendly accommodations in Franconia, you will always find a comfortable place to stay during your stage hikes. The warm hosts will be happy to spoil you with Franconian delicacies so that you can enjoy hiking in Franconia with all your senses.

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  • Difficult
    146:45
    322 mi
    2.2 mph
    35,825 ft
    35,900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the 520-kilometer Frankenweg you hike from the Rennsteig to the Swabian Alb. You can walk the varied long-distance hiking trail in 24 stages and hike through six Franconian holiday areas. Some of the paths lead you along natural paths with inclines, which you can easily walk on with good shoes.

    

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  • Difficult
    118:18
    264 mi
    2.2 mph
    25,825 ft
    26,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Franconian mountain path is a bit over 420 kilometers long. It takes you from the Frankenwald over the Fichtelgebirge to the Nürnberger Land and leads you over some of the most impressive summits in Franconia. The long-distance trail and its sometimes natural trails with gradients, you can easily

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  • Difficult
    56:51
    124 mi
    2.2 mph
    14,125 ft
    14,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Pure nature awaits you on the Altmühltal panorama path. Step by step you will discover the 200 kilometers of the scenic long distance hiking trail that leads you from Gunzenhausen to Kelheim. You can go the route in ten daily stages. As stage goals come Spielberg, Treuchtlingen, Solnhofen, Dollnstein

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  • Difficult
    34:20
    74.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    9,400 ft
    9,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Hochrhöner has a total length of about 180 kilometers and can be run in two variants. Here we introduce the shorter east route. It is also called Lange Rhön and is about 120 kilometers long. It leads you from Bad Kissingen to Bad Salzungen and can be hiked in eight stages. The milestones are Stralsbach

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  • Difficult
    21:28
    45.4 mi
    2.1 mph
    6,550 ft
    7,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The 180-kilometer-long Hochrhöner from Bad Kissingen to Bad Salzungen can be hiked in two variants, the eastern route and the west route. The west route of the Hochrhöner, also called Kuppenrhön variant, with a total of nine stages is slightly longer than the eastern route and takes you over such impressive

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  • Difficult
    25:31
    55.9 mi
    2.2 mph
    6,475 ft
    6,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the Kinzig Valley, the Spessartbogen winds its way through almost 90 kilometers through the unique forest landscape of the Spessart. The trail is partly on entertaining, natural trails that you can easily walk with sturdy shoes. The entire route of the Spessartbogen from Schlüchtern to Langenselbold

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  • Difficult
    45:53
    102 mi
    2.2 mph
    10,025 ft
    9,900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Steigerwald Panorama Trail takes you around 160 kilometers from Bad Windsheim to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bamberg. In doing so, you hike on some sections on natural paths and master significant inclines, which you can easily master with good footwear. You can walk the entire long-distance

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  • Difficult
    38:57
    84.8 mi
    2.2 mph
    9,900 ft
    10,750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The 130 kilometer Panorama Trail Tauber Valley takes you from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Freudenberg am Main. You will hike on varied paths through the lovely Tauber Valley and the picturesque Main Valley. You can walk the trail well in five stages with Creglingen, Bad Mergentheim, Tauberbischofsheim

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  • Difficult
    27:04
    62.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    4,175 ft
    4,375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The approximately 100-kilometer European Wasserscheideweg leads you through a lovely, hilly landscape from Schnelldorf to Ansbach. On the five stages of the trail you will enjoy quiet forests, fragrant meadows and wonderful views. As a milestone Schillingsfürst, Neusitz, Wildbad and Colmberg come into

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  • Difficult
    38:30
    85.8 mi
    2.2 mph
    8,450 ft
    8,450 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The castles and palaces trail is divided into the north and south routes. The northern route is just over 130 kilometers long and you can go for example in seven stages. The starting point is Königsberg in Bavaria.

    

    From the starting point, the circular walk leads you through an impressive landscape, which

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  • Difficult
    30:54
    68.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    6,925 ft
    6,925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The southern route of the castle and castles trail is just over 100 kilometers long and leads you through the picturesque landscape of the Haßberge and along the Main. For example, you can hike the circular walk in five stages or combine it with the northern route (komoot.de/tour/54685168).

    

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  • Difficult
    06:15
    13.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Spalter Hügellandtour is a 22 kilometer long circular walk that you can walk in one day. It leads you through the splinter hill country, where you can expect fascinating gorges and natural monuments. Wonderful views from the hills and plateaus complete the hiking experience around Spalt.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    1,303 mi
  • Duration
    590:46 h
  • Elevation
    139,250 ft

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