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Between Altmühltal & Spruce Mountains – hiking in Franconia

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Between Altmühltal & Spruce Mountains – hiking in Franconia

Hiking Collection by FrankenTourismus

11

Tours

327:52 h

724 mi

76,025 ft

We have selected ten hiking routes, on which the Franconian landscape can be explored on in summer and autumn. Four day-tours take you through rustic forests and to the most beautiful vantage points in the Rhön and Spessart. Those interested in history can search for traces on the Vorgeschichtsweg at Thalmässing or follow the Literaturweg around the city walls of Wolframs-Eschenbach.

And if you really want to immerse himself in the nature and culture of Franconia, you should take a look at our four multi-day hikes. With four and five stages respectively, the hiking trails "Fränkisches Steinreich" and "Urdonautalsteig" can also be well planned for a long weekend. Both tours will take hikers along the earth's history, which can in many places in Franconia be read directly from the landscape. With more than 20 daily stages, the Fränkische Gebirgsweg or the Frankenweg are particularly suitable for experienced hikers – but on the lonely and near-natural trails they can expect a hiking experience in a class of its own.

Whether a leisurely walk in the woods, a challenging day hike, a relaxed multi-day tour or a scenic long-distance hiking trail – every hiker will enjoy beautiful Franconia. For between the Spruce Mountains and the Franconian forest in the north, the Rhön and Spessart-Mainland in the west, the Naturpark Altmühltal in the south and the Nürnberger Land in the east, a varied landscape of wide meadows, narrow valleys and wooded mountain ranges lures to extensive discovery tours.

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  • Intermediate
    02:56
    6.37 mi
    2.2 mph
    775 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Premiumweg Michelsberg is perfect as an introductory hike in the Rhön - but even those who already know the Rhön will love the views from up here. From Münnerstadt the hike leads you up to the viewpoint Kleine Windsburg. On forest trails you continue on to the church ruins Michelsberg, which stands

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  • Intermediate
    04:03
    8.28 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Ancient deciduous forests, beautiful views, small forest villages and, to conclude, a beer in the Klosterschenke - the Kreuzberg tour is a real premium hiking trail. The starting point of the circular hike is the hiking car park Kreuzberg on the edge of the monastery grounds. From here, the route leads

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  • Intermediate
    03:14
    7.03 mi
    2.2 mph
    850 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the edge of the Kinzig Valley, directly by Steinau on the road, the trail "Steinauer Hochgefühl" takes you through the varied landscape of the sandstone spit. From the edge of the village, you hike gently uphill with a magnificent view over the Kinzig valley. After crossing the brook Schwarze Rolle

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  • Easy
    00:35
    1.42 mi
    2.4 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The town of Wolframs-Eschenbach is famous for its perfectly preserved medieval town center and the surrounding city walls. On the completely barrier-free literature path, you can once complete the city wall. On the way, a total of 15 panels await you, where you can read texts by authors who have dealt

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  • Intermediate
    03:09
    6.93 mi
    2.2 mph
    750 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Together with the adjacent ridge of the Waizenhofer Espans the Thalachtal forms a protected, open meadow landscape. Our ancestors have appreciated this since the Stone Age, and that is why countless traces of settlement can be discovered around Thalmässing: Bronze Age burial mounds, Celtic fortifications

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  • Intermediate
    04:52
    10.3 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike - signposted as Quality Trail LT 2 - takes you on beautiful hiking trails through the rustic forests and over the rolling meadows of the Wildbach Valley. Start and end point of the round trip is the center of Boxtal, directly on the banks of the stream. From here you first walk across orchards

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  • Difficult
    21:41
    47.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    4,950 ft
    6,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Frankenwald and Fichtelgebirge also have the nickname "Bavaria's stone-rich corner" - quite rightly so, because in no other place in Europe can you discover so many and varied rock formations in such a small space. The quality route "Franconian Stone Kingdom" takes you on four stages and a distance of

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  • Difficult
    19:22
    43.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    3,575 ft
    3,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Over the course of millions of years, the Danube has repeatedly dug new river courses on its way through the rock formations of the Frankenalb. The traces left by her in the landscape are called Urdonautal. The most beautiful section of the Urdonautals - the Wellheimer dry valley - you can explore on

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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
    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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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    6.74 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This eleven-kilometer hike takes you around the Calvary near Greding. Start of the circular walk is in the center, from there you walk along a very beautiful tree avenue below the Calvary to the west. After about one and a half kilometers, benches invite you to linger - including a wonderful view of

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    724 mi
  • Duration
    327:52 h
  • Elevation
    76,025 ft

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