Auf den Spuren der Kelten zur Ehrenbürg – Forchheimer Wanderungen
Forchheim planned a hike.
August 18, 2020
This beautiful round leads you to the honorary citizenship with the well-known Walberla. From above you can enjoy the wide view, which the Celts probably liked many centuries ago. It starts at the parking lot near the Kellerwald or at Forchheim train station - from there it's one and a half kilometers to the starting point of the hike. If you come by train, you can also shorten the hiking route via Hainbrunnenstraße and get on a little later. On the way back you can visit the Kellerwald.First you cross the Kellerwald with its many beer gardens. Of course, you can take a break now, but the beer tastes particularly good as a reward after your hike. High-altitude trails with a beautiful view to your destination lead you over the Wiesent valley to Reuth. Here you cross the valley and get to Wiesenthau, where the only preserved Renaissance castle in Franconian Switzerland is located.Then there is a steep climb ahead. He'll take you up to a saddle called Windloch. This is located exactly between the two elevations of the Ehrenbürg mountain - the Walberla in the north and the Rodenstein in the south. Look around to your heart's content and enjoy the view. In the southwest you can see Erlangen, to the north and east the mountains of Franconian Switzerland rise. On the Walberla you can visit the Walburgis Chapel. The plateau was populated again and again from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age. The reconstruction of a Celtic wall at the wind hole is reminiscent of this.The descent takes place south, then through Schlaifhausen to Wiesenthau, where you meet familiar paths again. Behind this place you will pass a train station. Here you can also get on the train and drive back to Forchheim. This saves you a good five kilometers on the way back. Otherwise you follow the same paths as on the way back to the Kellerwald, where a large number of beer gardens ensure the successful conclusion of the hike.
August 19, 2020