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The fourth stage is characterized by mountains and castles. The path meanders over a wooded ridge and three castles are now on the roadside. While the perfectly preserved Hiltpolstein castle is privately owned, the ruins of the Wildenfels castle and the Waldstall castle stable are open to anyone who is interested. In between there are peaceful landscapes and cozy, Franconian villages.You begin your walk in Reichelsmühle and walk a short distance upstream along the Trubach, until you finally leave the picturesque valley. The path leads briskly uphill towards Liebberg and Arzberg. The trail winds its way over the wooded ridge until you finally reach Hiltpoltstein. The castle can not be visited here, but you can stay here in a huge apartment. So if you ever wanted to slip into the skin of a lord of the castle, you have the opportunity here.Along fields and through small woodland the tour leads you to the ruin Wildenfels. From the castle many walls are preserved and on a tour of the ruins you can imagine the former splendor. A little later you walk along the castle stable Strahlenfels. From the bottom you can only see an impressive cliff rising above the small village. However, if you take the time to climb up, you can still discover some remains of walls on the rocky ridge.Through the forest, you finally hike on towards the final destination Schermshöhe. Just before you reach there, you pass by the Hohe Reute. The steep rock face is one of the most popular climbing walls in Franconian Switzerland. In summer you have good chances to discover courageous climbers in the wall.