Gorges in Franconia

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Gorges are incredibly beautiful places, and you’ve got 13 to choose from in Franconia. Just browse our list of the best gorges below and see photos, tips and extra info to help you visit one of these beautiful places on your next adventure in Franconia.

The top 13 gorges in Franconia

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    1

    Schwarzachklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Schwarzach Gorge, also known as Schwarzachschlucht or Schwarzachdurchbruch, is one of Bavaria's most beautiful geotopes and is designated as a nature reserve.

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    Steinachklamm

    Hiking Highlight

    Nobody knows where the volcano erupted, bringing the white and greenish-gray quartz keratophyr into the Steinach Gorge. The special climate in the gorge, which is due to the rock, the …

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    Stephanie
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    3

    Tiefenthalschlucht

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The entrance to the gorge is located at the rehabilitation clinic Lautergrund. At the beginning of the trail is still relatively wide, but then becoming increasingly narrow and leads up …

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    Thannbachschlucht

    Hiking Highlight

    Near Altenthann begins the small, formerly wild-romantic-looking gorge. It is surrounded by heavily weathered rock formations of sandstone. A stream, which springs near the St. Vitus Church in Althentann, gave …

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    Bitterbachschlucht bei Lauf 😈🚵

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great for mountain biking!

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    Bitterbachschlucht

    Hiking Highlight

    A little different at any time of the year and day - therefore always a highlight that makes you happy even after the 20th Passage.

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    Biene
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    Schwarzachklamm

    Hiking Highlight

    The Schwarzach Gorge in front of the doors of Nuremberg is one of the 100 most beautiful geotopes in Bavaria and has been protected since 1936. It is worth a visit in every season!

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    Tom
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    8

    Seltenbachschlucht

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    great trail through a bird sanctuary, which is located at the foot of Klingenburg along a stream, which is crossed over and over small bridges again and again
    Here you can relax well before tackling the ascent to the castle

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    9

    Pfalzbachschlucht

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The easy hike leads - quite surprisingly - even in front of the last houses of Neustadt (Aisch) in a jungle en miniature: watercourse, undergrowth, trees and the many dead …

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    WuGI
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    10

    Saulochklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Were there, although 1-2 things not seen but breathtakingly beautiful. Easy to run

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    Désirée
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    11

    Felsentor

    Hiking Highlight

    The naming of the HL leads astray. Here, it is more of the conceptuality of a narrow, high "Felsentor" formed by a column, through which the Felsensteig = long-distance trail leads.

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    12

    Röttenbachschlucht

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    A scenic trail along ponds, through pine forest and along the stream with plenty of roots and turns. Is also very nice.

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    Biene
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    Steinachklamm

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great, unspoiled landscape. Here one believes to be in the high mountains, instead of in the Franconian Forest!

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    werner650

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