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From the Middle Ages to the Mediterranean – hiking in and around Aschaffenburg

T. Benzin

From the Middle Ages to the Mediterranean – hiking in and around Aschaffenburg

Hiking Collection by FrankenTourismus

10

Tours

17:09 h

39.7 mi

2,650 ft

Derelict church ruins, the magnificent Johannisburg Castle, fragrant forests and flowering meadows – the town of Aschaffenburg in north-west Bavaria in Germany offers you the perfect blend of nature and culture.

Aschaffenburg is charming in every season. In spring, the famous magnolia trees blossom; in summer, the fig and vine-blanketed slopes of the St. Germain Terraces burst with Mediterranean flare; in autumn, the deciduous trees in Bavaria’s oldest landscape park turn golden; and in winter, the medieval church in the Schöntal Park is covered in snow.

The ten varied Tours in this Collection take you to the most beautiful corners of Aschaffenburg and its surroundings. Explore one of the most important buildings of the late Renaissance period, the Johannisburg Castle, on short city walks; walk through the Mediterranean-style castle garden to the impressive Pompeianum; lose yourself in the winding narrow alleys of Aschaffenburg's old town with its quaint half-timbered houses; and enjoy an incomparable view over the town from the Devil’s Pulpit. When you get hungry, traditional pubs and restaurants are around almost every corner.

Four of the six European Cultural Routes take you to the outskirts of Aschaffenburg. With the ‘Schweinheimer Passion, you circle the striking Erbig and hike through beautiful heaths up to the famous three crosses on the panoramic mountain. In the far south-east of Aschaffenburg, the quarries and red sandstone formations and beautiful views over the hilly Spessart landscape are wonderful. On the other hand, to the north-east of Aschaffenburg, extinct volcanic vents and sprawling forests await. In Obernau municipality, the sky is not the only blue thing, as the title of the cultural trail suggests. Here, you can walk through orchards, meadows, and mixed forests, following the gentle meanders of the river.

Almost all of the walks are designed as circulars, or end centrally in the picturesque old town of Aschaffenburg so you don't have to worry about how to get back at the end. This way you can completely surrender to the charm of the Spessart and walk from the Middle Ages to the Mediterranean.

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    Easy
    00:48
    1.89 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the Middle Ages to the Mediterranean and back to the Main in just three kilometers - that's what you get on this unique walk through the old town of …

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  • Intermediate
    02:42
    6.55 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You can explore Aschaffenburg's most beautiful parks over a good ten kilometers. From the beautiful old town you stroll through shady avenues, to glittering waters and can act out your play instinct in a small labyrinth.You start right in the middle of the old town of Aschaffenburg, which you can easily reach by public transport. Over the Willigis Bridge you cross the picturesque Main. It's worth taking a look back, because Johannisburg Castle rises magnificently over the river.

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  • Intermediate
    00:47
    1.70 mi
    2.2 mph
    350 ft
    0 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This little excursion to the Teufelskanzel on the promising Godelsberg is devilishly beautiful and seductively short. A special highlight starts right at the starting point: the ruins of the church of the Holy Grave are located in the middle of the Schöntal and exude a touch of mysticism. It is the relic of a church from the 16th century that fell victim to the flames in the same century.

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  • Easy
    00:42
    1.69 mi
    2.4 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Magnificent buildings, enchanted church ruins and romantic half-timbered houses make this beautiful walk a historical delight. You start at the collegiate church of St. Peter and Alexander, the oldest church …

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  • Intermediate
    01:59
    4.40 mi
    2.2 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Under the motto “Pilgrimage, Wine and Forest”, the seven-kilometer-long Schweinheim Passion cultural trail leads you around the Erbig and to the testimonies of the regional past. A special highlight is …

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  • Intermediate
    02:11
    4.68 mi
    2.2 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Marble, red sandstone and the Spessartite typical of the region determine this outstanding cultural route. Numerous wayside shrines line your path and offer you wonderful panoramic views as far as …

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  • Easy
    01:32
    3.78 mi
    2.5 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With the European cultural route from the village blacksmith to the harbor, you get to know the Aschaffenburg district of Leider. You stroll through the old quarter with beautiful houses …

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  • Intermediate
    02:05
    5.03 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This relaxed and multi-faceted hike takes you to the Aschaffenburg district of Damm. You walk along numerous mills that were converted into companies and businesses during industrialization and transformed the …

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  • Intermediate
    01:49
    4.15 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This relaxed hike takes you to the southernmost part of Aschaffenburg: to Obernau. Nowhere are the river, settlement, mixed forest, orchard meadows and wonderful views so close together. You can …

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  • Intermediate
    02:34
    5.78 mi
    2.2 mph
    525 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The European Tulip Tree and Co. cultural route takes you over nine exciting kilometers deep into the Strietwald of Aschaffenburg. In addition to wonderfully fragrant leaves and needles, you will …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    39.7 mi
  • Duration
    17:09 h
  • Elevation
    2,650 ft

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