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Goetheweg

Goetheweg

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 276 out of 282 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Fichtelgebirge

Tips

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    From the Karches-See or Karches-Weiher with the Waldrasthaus Karches (hiking car park) the Goetheweg leads to the Weißmainfelsen, the Weißmainquelle and the Ochsenkopf summit. Goethe himself probably did not hike this route to the Ochsenkopf summit on July 1, 1785.

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    • November 11, 2021

  • Lars

    The fastest way to descend from Weißmainfelsen. The path is more of a narrow root path and is therefore really inviting. A nice alternative to the wide forest path.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Kjetil

    This beautiful path is completely left to nature and is very easy to walk

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    • March 30, 2021

  • Naxxos

    The very impressive white and blue marked hiking trail, which was created by the Fichtelgebirge Association in 1923, is intended to commemorate Johann Wolfgang vom Goethe's visit to the Ochsenkopf summit on July 1, 1785.

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    • July 4, 2020

  • Enrico

    Narrow path to the Weißmainfelsen, nice to walk 👍🏼

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    • December 23, 2020

  • Poldy

    In the middle of the forest - relaxation for body and mind.

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    • January 20, 2021

  • Kjetil

    Great, easy trail to the Ochsenkopf

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    • March 30, 2021

  • Andi

    In the footsteps of the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe through the Fichtelgebirge - the Goetheweg on the Ochsenkopf. The approx. 5 km long hiking trail pays homage to the route of Goethe, who climbed the second highest mountain in the Fichtelgebirge, the Ochsenkopf, as early as 1785. The short hike starts in Karches and leads from there up the mountain to the Weißmainfelsen, further past the Weißmainquelle and finally to the Ochsenkopf summit. Wonderful views over the Fichtel Mountains await on the route - on nice days even as far as Bayreuth and the Czech Republic. Those who follow the markings in the orange book will not go astray in Goethe's footsteps.
    Source: echt-oberfranken.de/goetheweg

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    • November 1, 2021

  • Andi 😎🚴

    A very attractive winter landscape, especially in winter. Good shoes (preferably with spikes) and ski poles are recommended, as they are sometimes icy and slippery.

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    • December 26, 2021

  • Chris

    Surefootedness is required but a really relaxed path with lots of nature

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    • January 24, 2022

  • Andrea und Huskys 🐺

    Nice narrow path with lots of stones and roots.

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    • July 7, 2022

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Location: Neubauer Forst Nord, Bayreuth, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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