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Discover Bamberg on foot – history, nature and beer

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Discover Bamberg on foot – history, nature and beer

Hiking Collection by FrankenTourismus

10

Tours

29:56 h

68.1 mi

5,475 ft

Romantic half-timbered houses, traditional beer culture and lots of nature – there is a lot to discover in the Franconian city of Bamberg in Germany. The magnificent old town, a designated World Heritage Site since 1993, has been mostly preserved. It gives the city, with its seven hills, a unique atmosphere. In this Collection, we show you 10 varied walks in and around Bamberg and the surrounding Franconian Tuscan countryside.

Explore the sights of Bamberg on a rally through the city, spend the day exploring the different districts and green parks, or follow the modern sculptures route to discover the city in a completely new perspective. If you have already explored Bamburg enough, then you can choose one of the great hikes outside of the city gates. The Brewery Trail guides you through Franconian beer culture and you can also visit the birthplace of one of the most famous Fanconians, Levi Strauss. Known around the world as the inventor of jeans, Levi Strauss was born near Bamberg. From leisurely city strolls to challenging day hikes, this Collection has a wonderful mix of adventures to help you get to know Bamberg and the surrounding region in depth.

If you plan to stay in Franconia for several days, you can choose from a wide range of accommodation in Bamberg. After a long day hiking, you can enjoy a famous Franconian beer in one of the breweries – it doesn’t get much better than that?

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    Easy
    01:22
    3.37 mi
    2.5 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In Bamberg's gardening town east of the Regnitz, commercial horticulture has been practiced since the Middle Ages - and this unique cultural landscape has been preserved to this day. On this five-kilometer walk through the city, you will discover the settlement area of the gardening town with its characteristic houses. It all starts in Obere Königstrasse.Right at the beginning …

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  • Easy
    01:16
    2.72 mi
    2.2 mph
    450 ft
    250 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    More than ten percent of the urban area of Bamberg is designated as a biotope worthy of protection. Reason enough to explore the green side of the city on the urban ecological educational and adventure trail. The four-kilometer path leads from Michelsberg to Altenburg. Numerous adventure stations along the way provide even more variety.To get in the mood, you …

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  • Easy
    01:28
    3.44 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Historic old town flair meets modern art: The path of modern sculptures leads you through Bamberg city center and directs your gaze to special highlights. You can discover sculptures by artists such as Botero, Avramidis, Lüpertz or Wortelkamp. Your city walk begins at the Tourist Information.On your foray you can enjoy a great view over the roofs of the …

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  • Intermediate
    04:22
    9.81 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Did you know that Löb Strauss, better known as Levi Strauss, was Franke? The inventor of the popular jeans was born in Buttenheim. In the village southeast of Bamberg, a museum commemorates the city's famous son. On this almost 16-kilometer hike you will find out more about the world-famous Franconia and also enjoy the beautiful landscape around Buttenheim. The tour starts at the local train station, which you can easily reach with the S1 from Bamberg.

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  • Easy
    01:22
    3.25 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Do you want to experience the world cultural heritage Bamberg to the fullest and get to know the city even better? Then this entertaining city rally across the mountain, island and gardening city is just right for you. And so that you can learn something at the same time, you can get a brochure with exciting questions about the world cultural heritage at the Bamberg Tourist Information Center for three euros.

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    8.07 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Do you feel more like nature than city today? Then you will get your money's worth on this 13-kilometer hike through the parks and gardens of Bamberg. On the island between the two arms of the Regnitz you hike from one green headland to the next and you will be surprised how close to nature the Franconian city is. The round starts at the concert hall.

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  • Intermediate
    02:04
    4.67 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Around Lohndorf, a little east of Bamberg, you don't have to go to a museum to experience art. There is plenty of art to discover on the Franconian Street of Sculptures - and that in the wonderful nature of Franconian Tuscany. The seven-kilometer round begins at the parking lot, coming from Litzendorf just before Lohndorf on the right.On the …

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  • Difficult
    09:30
    21.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,950 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Franconia is known for its beer culture - with around 70 breweries, the Bamberg district even has the highest density of breweries in the world! Reason enough to dedicate a themed trail to barley juice. On this hike you will pass 13 breweries. With its almost 35 kilometers in length, the route is tough, so you can use some refreshment along the way. The tour starts in Memmelsdorf at the bus stop "Memmelsdorf Markt".

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  • Intermediate
    03:52
    8.62 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Kreuzberg rising behind Dörfleins is the southeasternmost point of the Haßberge Nature Park. This 14-kilometer hike takes you up the mountain, on to the idyllic Mönchsee and the historic Franz Xaver Chapel in Sandhof. The tour starts in Dörfleins shortly after the Main Bridge.There are several stations of the crossroads along the way up to the Kreuzberg, so …

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  • Intermediate
    01:18
    2.80 mi
    2.1 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Find inner peace and focus on the essentials - the path of creation offers you the best conditions for this. Twelve stations await you along the almost five-kilometer circular route that will make you think. The tour starts at the Bible Garden in the former St. Michael monastery in Bamberg. On the way you will deal with topics such as sustainability, responsibility, transience and salvation.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    68.1 mi
  • Duration
    29:56 h
  • Elevation
    5,475 ft

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