Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 106 out of 110 hikers


  • Wolly

    The castle is located on the western end of a rocky Jurakuppe in Spornlage visible from far above the valley. The third section of the plateau to the east of the ridge marks the location of a bishop's counter-castle of the first half of the 12th century. The castle in its present form goes back to the construction activity of Prince-Bishop Johann Philipp von Gebsattel in the years 1602 to 1609. The two wings in the south and west have now been modernized and are used as a castle restaurant and conference venue of the district administration. The eastern part of the castle was sealed off from the beginning by the high shield wall and the keep.

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    • May 17, 2015

  • Birgit

    It is a very delicious restaurant. Ideal for celebrations of all kinds.

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    • May 10, 2017

  • Witwe Bolte

    Beautiful and very well maintained state of preservation for the eye, half ruin / half restored, wonderful view and view of Bamberg, interesting history.
    The parking lot directly at the castle is nice for tourists, Fußkranke, viewers and family excursion to the barn, accordingly frequented is the location especially on weekends.

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    • July 23, 2018

  • Bergmoerder

    From the parking lot in about 10-15 minutes to reach

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    • October 17, 2017

  • Miaz

    From the highway I have seen the castle for many years on top of the mountain. This is a really impressive sight and an "eye-catcher", if the traffic at the notorious Scheßlitzer Berg allows it ...
    Now I've finally taken the time to leave Scheßlitz and drive to the castle. Although the restaurant had just closed day, but the visit in the most beautiful sunshine was worthwhile. The view from up there is gorgeous!
    You should take the time from time to time to take a closer look at the beauties on the left and on the right side of the motorway - even though most of them just rush from A to B! It does not always have to be a big hike ...

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    • August 13, 2019

  • k-p-t

    Is also right on the Frankenweg, great foresight.

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    • February 18, 2018

  • Naxxos

    From the Giechburg you have a very nice view of the city Scheßlitz, which is located 15 km east of Bamberg. With its total of 30 districts, the city is located at the entrance to the "Franconian Switzerland". With approx. 95 km² Scheßlitz is the largest municipality in the district of Bamberg.
    As a city Scheßlitz was first mentioned in 1230.

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    • February 14, 2018

  • Martin

    A gigantic view of the distance binoculars in your pocket bring rapture.

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    • June 11, 2019


    The Giechburg offers an outstanding view of the central district of Bamberg. It is one of the highlights of HINTERINDIEN.DE tour No. 33

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    • December 26, 2019

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Location: Scheßlitz, Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation580 m


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