When the temperatures cool again and coloured leaves cover the ground, it is the perfect time to explore Franconia on foot. The diverse landscapes in northern Bavaria are a true hiking paradise. Wonderful forests, impressive castles and unique rock formations characterize this region. We have put together various multi-day hikes and day routes that will take you to the most beautiful corners of Franconia.
Hike to fantastic vantage points like the Staffelberg, through the wild Höllental or to impressive buildings like the pilgrimage church Maria Hilf. In autumn, the forests and meadows transform with colour and showcase nature in all its splendour. You will also find fairytale castles and medieval ruins in Franconia which are brimming with history. The unique open-air museum in Fladungen transports you back to how life was in the region 300 years ago. The Frankenalb also feature picturesque rocks, karst caves and boulders. The gorges, stone labyrinths and rock walls are an exciting adventure playground, especially for children. All hikes in this Collection are a combination of nature experiences and cultural highlights. In the small villages and picturesque towns of Franconia, you can stroll through narrow alleys and enjoy the specialities of Franconian cuisine.
Our routes are varied and different lengths so that you can choose the hike that suits you best. From leisurely day trips to breathtaking long distances, everything is included. You can also easily separate the individual sections. We show you the most famous places in Franconia with beautiful secluded nature in between. There are no limits to your wanderlust.
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On the 60 kilometer circular route you will experience beautiful landscapes between Lichtenegg, Kucha and Engelthal. As the name implies, you walk to impressive viewpoints in the central Frankenalb. In addition, you will encounter fantastic valleys and unique rock formations.The starting point of the Frankenalb Panorama Trail is the Lichtenegg Castle, from where you have a wonderful view of the Franconian Switzerland right at the beginning. On the natural trails that characterize this tour, head west.
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 approximately 77 kilometers through this unique landscape of geological highlights, exciting rock formations, quiet forests and cozy villages.