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Etappe 4: Von Zwingenberg zur Burg Frankenstein – Alemannenweg

11.3 mi
2.0 mph
2,425 ft
1,525 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
2.86 mi

Alsbacher Schloss

Hiking Highlight

5.97 mi

Schloss Heiligenberg

Hiking Highlight

7.57 mi

Burgruine Tannenberg

Hiking Highlight

10.9 mi


Hiking Highlight

11.3 mi

Burg Frankenstein

Hiking Highlight


Mountain Hiking Path: 1.38 mi
Hiking Path: 1.20 mi
Path: 6.86 mi
Footpath: 0.83 mi
Street: 0.79 mi
Road: 0.26 mi


Alpine: 0.35 mi
Natural: 0.63 mi
Unpaved: 5.77 mi
Gravel: 2.62 mi
Paved: 1.32 mi
Asphalt: 0.41 mi
Unknown: 374 yd

Weather Forecast

Odenwald planned a hike.

October 10, 2019


  • Odenwald

    Two castles and two castles await you on the fourth stage and make this section one of the most beautiful of the Alemán's way. The start is made by the Alsbacher Schloss, which towers high above the town of the same name. The restored Burgfried deserves special attention, from which you have a fantastic view.At the "balcony edge" of the Odenwald the path meanders along the edge of the forest. On the way you can enjoy changing views over the mountain road. A short walk will take you through Jugenheim, before you climb up the Kreuzwiese to Schloss Heiligenberg. For years the romantic building was the summer residence of the Russian Tsars.
    Already on the next hill is the castle ruin Tannenberg. In autumn, the forest turns yellow, orange and red around the remains of the walls and then looks like a magnificent painting. In the 14th century the castle Tannenberg was shot at and today you can still see the traces of the firefight on the walls.
    Then you walk down the Kaiserweg into the valley of the Elsbach before another rise is imminent. Between Malchen and Nieder-Beerbach the Alemannenweg leads through a particularly tranquil part of the Odenwald. If you have a compass with you, you can test the magnetic field of the local magnetic stones. The boulders were given their effect by a huge lightning strike and are a natural monument.From the magical stones it is only about 600 meters to the fairy tale castle Frankenstein, your today's destination. The medieval complex was restored in the 19th century and is known for its annual Halloween festival. The castle Frankenstein is a venerable conclusion to the fourth stage. After the visit you can decide if you prefer to spend the night in Malchen or Nieder-Beerbach.

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    • October 11, 2019