Etappe 8: Von Battenhausen nach Frankenau – Kellerwaldsteig
Anette planned a hike.
February 7, 2021
Your last stage starts in Battenhausen and first leads you through the famous beech forest. After about five kilometers, the valley of the Wohra opens in front of you and you can see the impressive monastery of Haina. The former Cistercian monastery is definitely worth a visit as it is one of the most important early Gothic monuments in Germany.You leave Haina in a northerly direction and find yourself right away on a short piece of a very nicely designed and prepared forest nature trail. If you like, you can follow it a short distance before you come back to the Kellerwaldsteig.It continues northwards through extensive forests to Löhlbach. On this route you also come through commercial forest and in some places you see harvested areas or afforestation.Löhlbach is literally left behind by the Kellerwaldsteig. But you can of course adapt your tour a little and hike through the middle of the village. You can expect a lot of half-timbering, even the church adorns itself with it, and the opportunity to stock up on your provisions a little.The Wesebach is your companion from the village and you follow it through the increasingly narrowing valley. After a few kilometers you turn west and cross a small forest area. In front of you is the valley of Frankenau with its fields and meadows. The view is wonderful and wide.You have now reached Frankenau and your hike on the Kellerwaldsteig ends here. You hiked a great landscape and bathed in a sea of beeches. Take some more time and let the hike end in peace in this beautiful place.
March 12, 2021