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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

457:55 h

1,011 mi

106,325 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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    Gottesgarten-Rundweg Süd (3 Etappen) – Herbstwanderungen Franken

    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 the rocky plateau of the Staffelberg and the 536 meter high Kordigast. Especially in autumn, the

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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 of the Frankenalb and is easy to commit. You enjoy wide views over the valleys of Obermain and the lower Rodach.

    

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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.

    

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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 nature, but also immerse yourself in the history of this region: In the past, ore was mined here and this has left its

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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 tour.

    

    You start in the romantic castle park in Burgjoß. Colorful leaves line the paths that lead you past the ocher

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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. At this time of the year the ground is covered with fallen fruit and the leaves of the trees are

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  • Difficult
    146:41
    321 mi
    2.2 mph
    35,875 ft
    35,975 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
    21:38
    47.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    4,975 ft
    6,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Franconian Forest and Fichtelgebirge also have the nickname "Bavaria's rocky corner" - and rightly so, because there is hardly any other place in Europe where you can discover so many and varied rock formations in such a small area. The quality trail "Franconian Steinreich" takes you on four stages

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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
    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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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    1,011 mi
  • Duration
    457:55 h
  • Elevation
    106,325 ft

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