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Stop by at the Margraves – hiking around Kulmbach in Bavaria

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Stop by at the Margraves – hiking around Kulmbach in Bavaria

Hiking Collection by FrankenTourismus

10

Tours

31:29 h

69.1 mi

7,575 ft

When you visit the charming town of Kulmbach in the Franconian Forest in southern Germany, you can expect to experience the combination of a lively town, countryside and rivers in a new way. We’ve put together ten circular walks to introduce you to the region’s peaceful nature and historic towns – there’s a lot to discover in and around Kulmbach.

One of the most well-known hiking trails in the region, the FrankenwaldSteigla, guides you through magical forests, up to scenic heights, and along gushing streams. The signposted route is split into three themes: “Listen to silence”, “Breathe deep”, and “Understanding the forest”. These hikes take you on a journey for all your senses through the most beautiful landscapes in the Franconian Forest. Each route takes around half a day, but you can take your time if you want to spend longer nature.

Whichever trail you choose, a snack break is never far away. Regional delicacies are, after all, an important part of every hiking trip. Along the way, you will stop off in charming little towns which are also the starting points of some of the Tours, discover enchanting valleys, roam imposing fortresses, and visit quaint little chapels.

Everything else you need to know about hiking in the Franconian Forest can be found here: wandern-im-frankenwald.de (website is in German). For information on how to travel to the region, visit: frankenwald-tourismus.de/de/service/anreise (website is in German). The area around Kulmbach is a wonderful place to hike – have a good trip!

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    Intermediate
    03:08
    7.18 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A wonderfully natural and pleasantly quiet tour awaits you on the Achatzmühlen-Weg. Starting from the well-known pilgrimage site Marienweiher and its baroque papal basilica, this FrankenwaldSteigla leads you through the wonderful nature of the Franconian Forest.Arrived in the heart of Marienweiher and the basilica already under the microscope, you leave the houses of the place behind you for the …

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  • Intermediate
    03:10
    7.06 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    "Knock" - this is a hill from which you have a wonderful view and also the feeling of being able to breathe the vastness in front of you. Three such specimens await you on this FrankenwaldSteigla.It starts at the market square in Presseck. Several hiking trails, such as the Frankenweg, the Siebenfreund-Weg and the Franconian Stone Kingdom meander here. …

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  • Intermediate
    02:03
    4.75 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    If you long for beautiful nature and soothing silence, the Rehbachtal is a wonderful destination. This FrankenwaldSteigla takes you from Neuensorg near Marktleugast to the “Käismühl” small rotary mill. You have already covered a good two of the almost eight kilometers here - so a break with a delicious snack or a freshly smoked fish is always a good idea.

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  • Intermediate
    03:04
    6.73 mi
    2.2 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A circular route with a regal character awaits you on this Franconian Forest Steigla. In front of the gates of the mighty Plassenburg, which towers high above Kulmbach, you lace up your hiking boots and set off.The area behind the castle is decorated with beautiful, old beeches. A shady path leads you through the magical forest down to Hauenreuth …

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  • Intermediate
    02:31
    5.56 mi
    2.2 mph
    550 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Hear the silence and look into the distance with Johann - this is what awaits you on the FrankenwaldSteigla “Franzosen-Weg”. Wirsberg is the idyllic starting point for the tour. Time can be forgotten between traditional half-timbered houses and historic bridges. But the path leads away from the hustle and bustle of the village.On narrow forest paths past the summer …

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  • Intermediate
    02:07
    4.52 mi
    2.1 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With the motto “Understanding the forest”, this FrankenwaldSteigla will reliably take you to where the nature around Kulmbach is most beautiful. You start walking from the historic Wirsberger Marktplatz, where there is one pretty half-timbered house after the next.You hike through the romantic Schorgasttal and its wonderful landscapes. You will pass one or the other rest area where you …

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  • Intermediate
    03:07
    6.85 mi
    2.2 mph
    750 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A lot of wonderful forest and promising heights await you on this FrankenwaldSteigla. The so-called Rehberg-Weg lets you understand the forest and enchants with its wonderful natural diversity.It starts right in front of the proud walls of the Plassenburg. As befits such a fortress, it is surrounded by a protective beech forest. You are now immersed in it. It first takes you towards Tennach, then you hike over the Rehberg with its exciting nature trail.

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  • Intermediate
    04:47
    10.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    "Gaaßleitn" - that's what the Franks call the steep slopes in Wartenfels. Goats used to be kept here - today you can explore them in the course of this beautiful Franconian forest glass.Starting from the center of Wartenfels and leading around once, this round is known above all for its brilliant views. In the relatively leisurely up and down, you hike from town to town and from one beautiful piece of nature to the next.

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  • Intermediate
    02:40
    5.41 mi
    2.0 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A hike through and around the romantic Steinach Valley awaits you on this Franconian Forest Steigla. A round that takes you from one historical highlight to the next wonderful vantage point.Just outside of Stadtsteinach you are already starting to hike. It goes through picturesque nature, first past the Grünburg ramparts, then past a historic mill.A variety of paths …

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  • Intermediate
    04:52
    10.8 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The FrankenwaldSteig is a 242-kilometer round trip through the wonderful Franconian Forest. This 17.5-kilometer loop is one section of it. It lets you experience the breathtaking views and magical nature around Kulmbach.It starts in Gössersdorf, which is best reached by public transport, because the tour will not bring you back here. You march off via the old army and …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    69.1 mi
  • Duration
    31:29 h
  • Elevation
    7,575 ft

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