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Recommended by 516 out of 528 hikers


  • 〽️Markus

    The Felsensteig near Spiess and Betzenstein offers many rocky passages, short climbing routes and a beautiful hike through the beautiful nature of the Franconian Switzerland. The climb is an ideal compromise between climbing and hiking.

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Marcus

    The Eibgrat is a long-drawn rock ridge in the Franconian Switzerland, over which a gentle via ferrata leads in constant ups and downs. The rock ridge has a length of about 1.5 kilometers and should only be tackled by vertiginous hikers. When it rains you should rather walk on a narrow path around the rocks, because they can become very slippery due to their strong moss growth. However, if you have some experience in the rock and climbing skills, the crossing of the Eibgrates will be an exciting and varied tour.(Source:

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    • May 25, 2019

  • Cathrin

    The Eibgrat is divided into 5 zones (sections). There is always a sign indicating which zone you are in. If something happens, you can tell the mountain rescue team the zone. But that shouldn't put you off now. The rock ridge is great and easy to master with our 6 year old daughter

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    • June 18, 2021

  • Rombea

    The scramble 🧗‍♀️ over the Eibgrat is a great experience, but not without it, because the rock ridge is almost consistently categorized as T3. Briefly explained: medium-difficulty mountain trails (red, T3) are predominantly narrow, often steep and can have passages that are dangerous to fall. ❗️ Difficult passages can mostly be bypassed, however, surefootedness and sturdy footwear are compulsory in addition to a healthy level of "head for heights". The "tightrope walk" is a lot of fun and the demanding 1.4 km are more or less a "full body workout".

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    • October 31, 2021

  • Harald🔆

    From one rock to another. Just have fun !!!

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    • February 29, 2016

  • Jag2ooo

    A very nice section with smaller climbs, but do not worry, the difficulty is relatively low. One should only have good shoes and be free from giddiness.

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    • April 30, 2016

  • Anne

    Beautiful rock climbing over the entire Eibgrat. The suitable passages are well marked. You should be sure-footed and not have an excessive fear of heights. Some passages are a bit narrow, so not for stout people. When it's wet it can be slippery and dangerous.

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    • April 5, 2021

  • Carter

    Nice mix of hiking and climbing. May be difficult in wet conditions.

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    • August 18, 2016

  • Buechnersfam

    An adventure for us non-climbers, but even and especially our kids show in the tricky places enough flair and reason. With ankle-high hiking boots is also on the rock in dry weather, no problem, only in the rain or snow, it can be quite slippery and I would refrain from this dream round.

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    • April 22, 2018

  • Thomas

    Perfect ridge hike! Sturdy footwear necessary. Partly small / easy climbing passages. Signposted main road. In humid weather less recommendable!

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Petra

    It's just fun to climb a bit here. 🙂 You should be sure-footed and free from giddiness. A walking stick was helpful in some places to support me.

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    • June 1, 2021

  • Frank-Michael

    Great hikes on a via ferrata possible.

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    • December 30, 2019

  • Gorrth

    Sturdy shoes are recommended. No special climbing experience required.

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    • October 4, 2020

  • Thomas

    Highly recommended climbing / hiking trail.
    Sturdy footwear required. Individual climbing passages.

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    • July 14, 2018

  • BZ

    A short, but very exciting tour with small climbs (everything possible without a backup).

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    • November 3, 2018

  • klettersteig

    very nice tour - not recommended in wet!

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    • March 13, 2019

  • Marten

    A tightrope walk in Franconian Switzerland, that's only possible here!

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    • April 27, 2020

  • Markus

    Beautiful climbing tour in our home. And the best one is alone almost all the time. We saw a total of 6 other hikers.
    Very nice rock formations.

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    • July 24, 2020

  • Engelbertson

    Something different.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Tuxdiver

    Great rocks and caves!

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    • August 5, 2020

  • Dietmar

    Narrow path

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    • September 19, 2020

  • Engelbertson

    Is always good for a hiking excursion.

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    • September 24, 2020

  • Gorrth

    Sturdy shoes necessary. But you don't need any special climbing skills. A dream for children.

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    • October 4, 2020

  • LuckyLooser

    Great alpine climb.

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    • October 21, 2020

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Location: Betzenstein, Bayreuth, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Distance0.72 mi
  • Uphill100 ft
  • Downhill225 ft

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