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Colourful leaves & gentle hills – hiking in autumn in Franconia

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Colourful leaves & gentle hills – hiking in autumn in Franconia

Hiking Collection by FrankenTourismus

11

Tours

458:34 h

1,014 mi

106,225 ft

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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    Difficult
    19:55
    42.9 mi
    2.2 mph
    5,475 ft
    5,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Popular landmarks of Franconia, as well as lesser-known highlights, line the Gottesgarten-Rundweg Süd. The limestone landscape is one of the most beautiful in Franconia. You can enjoy beautiful views from …

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  • Difficult
    12:36
    28.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    2,450 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the more than 46 kilometer long circular route you will experience above all beautiful nature and silence, away from the known paths. The path leads through the hilly landscape …

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  • Difficult
    17:34
    37.1 mi
    2.1 mph
    5,300 ft
    5,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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.

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  • Difficult
    42:05
    94.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    8,725 ft
    8,700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    160 kilometers of hiking fun await you on the Erzweg, which meanders between Pegnitz and Kastl through the fabulous landscape. On this hike, you can not only experience a multi-faceted …

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

    On this eleven kilometer long day hike you will be spoiled with diverse impressions and varied nature experiences. Scenic slopes, the idyllic Jossatal and autumnal forests await you on this …

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  • Difficult
    06:31
    14.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the 23-kilometer circular tour you wander through the beautiful cultural landscape between Fladungen and Frankenheim / Rhön. The paths lead you through natural trails past orchards and autumnal fields. …

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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. The varied long-distance hiking trail you can go in 24 stages and wander through six Franconian …

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  • Difficult
    118:51
    265 mi
    2.2 mph
    25,800 ft
    26,100 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 …

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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 approximately 77 kilometers through this unique landscape of geological highlights, exciting rock formations, quiet forests and cozy villages.

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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 …

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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 …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    1,014 mi
  • Duration
    458:34 h
  • Elevation
    106,225 ft

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