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  1. Fränkische Schweiz planned a hike.

    May 25, 2020

    05:26
    12.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    875 ft
    1,050 ft
    Obermain•Jura, Bea 🌬️🏵️ and 2 others like this.
    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      After two nights in the historic town, stage 3 of the beer delight tour takes you away from Hollfeld and on through the idyllic landscape of Franconian Switzerland. From yesterday's destination, Marienplatz, you hike through the Obere Tor and down Niklasengasse, once over Kulmbacher Straße and along the street "Am Weiherer Weg" to Bamberger Straße.The path leads to Weiher, which is known for the beautiful, but unfortunately not to be visited, Weiherer Baroque castle. Through the village you hike slightly uphill to the promising rest area "At the Three Crosses". If you continue to follow the path, it will finally take you to Sachsendorf. Here is one of the four breweries of the Aufsesser Brewery Trail at home, which you can visit - if you want to put up with a few extra parameters. Then it goes (always following the signs "3 at an angle") to Neuhaus.In Neuhaus the Aufseß picks you up and leads you leisurely to Schloss Oberaufseß, then through an old linden alley and uphill through a forest to the gallery rock. The viewpoint gives you an amazing view of the valley of the Aufseß. You should enjoy it for a while - then you walk along a well-secured path around the rock and past the open Swiss cave down into the valley of the municipality of Aufseß. Another brewery and great places to stop for refreshments are waiting for you here - the Rothenbach brewery inn.We continue - following path "3 im Winkel" past a wild boar enclosure, where you leave the gravel path and walk for a while on a paved road. After a while you will reach the obelisk, a relic of the “sunken gardens” of Greifenstein Castle. Then the castle itself along the former castle park. Also known as "Kleinschwanstein" and famous for its weapons and trophy collection, the castle is worth a visit. Then the path leads steeply downhill, past the hamlet of Neumühle and a little later the Heiligenstadter See to the outskirts of Heiligenstadt.The destination of today's stage is located on the market square - where the Drei Kronen brewery is conveniently located. However, if you have more strength and would like to, follow the signposting "Frankenweg" through beautiful mixed forest to Veilbronn and only move into quarters there. You can find information on the accommodations of both towns here: markt-heiligenstadt.de/tourismus/gastgeberverzeichnis/hotels-und-pensionen.html.

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      • May 25, 2020

    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      Stage 2 of your beer enjoyment hike is strictly an additional stage. So here is a tip from us: Extend your Hollfeld accommodation by one night. Because today you hike to Sanspareil and then come back to the medieval town with the unmistakable tower.But first things first. Your hike begins at the Marienplatz in Hollfeld. Through the Bergschustertor you make your way into the idyllic meadow valley of the Kainach. You will stay here for a while and hike through a beautiful landscape until you finally turn into the Jura Altstrasse in the village of the same name.You can already see the Zwernitz castle, but you are still hiking through the Wonsees, which was named "Germany's most beautiful village" in 1969. You finally reach it via the wonderful juniper valley: the imposing Zwernitz Castle in Sanspareil. The village owes its special name to the sister of Frederick the Great and Market Countess Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, who built an Hermitage and the first landscape garden in Europe up there. Before you continue your hike, you should definitely visit the oriental castle, the rock garden and the castle.Then the path leads you over Zedersitz to the rock village Krögelstein, where you can enjoy a wonderfully natural landscape. It is not too far from Krögelstein with its 30 meter high rocks. Again via Kainach and the Kainachtal - but via another hiking path - you come back to Hollfeld and arrived there through the upper gate to Marienplatz. Stage 2 is done - you deserve a rest!

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      • May 25, 2020

    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      Let's start enjoying beer in the beautiful climatic health resort of Waischenfeld. Yes, the country town already has some quaint breweries to offer. But you start moving in its center. It goes towards Hollfeld. And don't worry - there are still plenty of places to stop for refreshments on the almost 18 kilometers that you have to hike today.From Rathaus II at the Bischof-Nausea-Platz car park or from the train station, which you can reach several times a day from Pegnitz, Forchheim and Bayreuth, a bridge will soon lead you across the Wiesent and shortly afterwards a sign saying "3 im Winkel" to the Geißelkapelle . A beautiful mountain path takes you to the Aukapelle and past an old mill down into the valley.You are now in Nankendorf, where a brewery - the Schroll private brewery - is already waiting for you. A dark or light beer and maybe a snack later, you cross the state road and again follow the marking "3 im Winkel" in the direction of the Aalkorb. The Wiesenttalweg now leads you to the municipal boundary on Plankenfelser Berg towards Hollfeld.If you still have enough energy at this point, a detour to the 481-meter-high Plankenstein pays off. It gives you a fabulous view over the valleys of Wiesent, Lochau and Truppach. A detour or not - from Plankenfels the path leads you through a former railway line and over a bridge into the quiet forests and meadows of the Lochau valley. Sooner or later you will reach the city forest via the villages of Wohnsdorf, Schönfeld and Pilgerndorf, which will take you up to the historic town of Hollfeld.You should definitely take a close look at the St. Gangolfsturm, which is visible from afar, and Marienplatz with the listed old town ensemble. There is also enough time for this, because Hollfeld is your first stage goal. Several inns and accommodations are available for you (hollfeld.de/hollfeld-erleben/gastronomie-und-uebernacht/unterkuenfte).

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      • May 25, 2020

    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      If you have spent the night in Heiligenstadt, you start stage 4 with a walk towards Veilbronn. To do this, follow the signs "Frankenweg" through a beautiful mixed forest until you find yourself in the center of Veilbronn. You hike up a street to Störnhof, then the path branches off to the left and leads you - accompanied by the idyllic Mathelbach - into the Leidingsdorf valley. This wildly romantic section of your tour today is known for the fire salamanders, which you can discover with a bit of luck and preferably in the rain, early in the morning or late in the evening. Through a rock gorge and over a mountain slope you come to a rest area, which reveals a beautiful view of the juniper slopes. Then we go past the old linden tree to Leidingshof.Turn left at the first house, first follow the village road, then the country road up to Störnhof. After a few meters towards Wüstenstein you turn in the direction of the field barn and continue to hike over a plateau and a paved road until you see the town of Gößmannsberg. But you branch off in the direction of Wüstenstein, at the Gasthof Schoberth you turn to the old gatehouse of Wüstensteiner Schlösschen and descend via the so-called "donkey path" into the Aufseß valley. If you like, you can climb the bell rock here. It rewards you with a wonderful view of Wüstenstein and the Aufseßtal. You finally march along the Aufseß to Draisendorf and over a wooden bridge and through meadows at the edge of the forest towards the village Aufseß.It’s not all over with the ups and downs of this stage. Via the hiking car park you go uphill to the Hochstahler Mulde hiking path. Then across a footbridge that soon branches off to the left, onto the so-called brewery path and on to Heckenhof. In the small town there is an even smaller castle where Caroline von Aufseß spent her youth. Today beer is served there - the Kathi-Bräu is one of the smallest breweries in Franconian Switzerland.The path "3 im Winkel" takes you further to the "gallows hill", then through a short forest and open landscape to the small town of Hochstahl. Then over soft terrain and past the brewery restaurant Reichhold to a high crossroads at the local border. Now it's going one after the other: You walk through the brewery path through a forest, past Zochenreuth and to Breitenlesau - home of another beautiful brewery. Always following the yellow dot, you descend into the Stagersgraben and finally reach Waischenfeld, your today's and final stage goal.What is the best way to celebrate completing this nice round? Of course with a beer, for example in the Heckel brewery. Otherwise you can start your journey home - comfortably by train or by car - or maybe spend a night in the beautiful climatic health resort.

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      • May 25, 2020

  2. Fränkische Schweiz planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 28, 2019

    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      Experience bikepacking, as it could not be more exciting and varied. From the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bamberg you dive into the idyllic nature of the Franconian Switzerland. You will enjoy fantastic views, treat yourself to all sorts of Franconian culinary delights and drive on beautiful trails and paths into the sunset, which you can enjoy from your tent in peace. On this bikepacking trip through the Franconian Switzerland you leave the everyday life far behind for a weekend.The first stage is meant for "getting in". It is nicely kept short, so you can easily make it on the day of arrival. For example, you could arrive on Friday afternoon and still make a few miles. If you have more time, we can highly recommend you to spend a little bit in the world cultural heritage Bamberg before your bikepacking adventure - it's worth it!The journey to this short stage trip you can do with your own car or - even easier - by train. Bamberg is well connected to the railway network and from the goal of the adventure in Buttenheim there are just three S-Bahn stations back to the starting point. Anyway, everything on this stage trip is simple and uncomplicated, from short and easy to reach tours to relaxed overnight stays. Perfect for a little break on the weekend without great orga-effort or tedious preparation.

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      • October 31, 2019

  3. Fränkische Schweiz planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 28, 2019

    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      After the short warm-up stage, it really starts today. Around 32 kilometers through the Franconian Switzerland are waiting for you. As is typical of the area, it goes steadily up and down - flat passages are rather rare. The distance is manageable, so you can take your time and stop over and over again. There are good reasons for this.For example, the beautiful and extraordinary dry valley of the upper Leinleiter. In summer, it is dust-dry here, while in the wet season, the water gushes out of the rock openings with a big clamor. It is beautiful all year round and the enjoyment is complete, if you use one of the cozy rest stops and treat yourself to a delicious drink or a small refreshment.A special feature of the region are the numerous Easter Fountains. The inhabitants of the different places decorate their wells at Easter time to pay homage to the water as a life-giving element. And so you will find beautifully decorated water dispensers in many town centers - in Heiligenstadt our route takes you past just such an Easter Fountain. Then it is quiet and idyllic again. And a bit exhausting: high to the pavilion Heiligenstadt the trail is really steep and it is no shame, if you push a piece here. As a reward, there's a really nice view at the top.At the end of the stage you do not need to set up a tent today. Because our route takes you to the Naturfreundehaus Veilbronn, where you can spend a rustic and cozy night. At dinner with a view of Leinleitertal, you can look back on the beautiful journey.Tip: If you are traveling fast and still have time and energy, you could exhaust yourself in the climbing forest Veilbronn after the tour. Around the Naturfreundehaus there are also some natural climbing walls.

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      • November 4, 2019

  4. Fränkische Schweiz planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 28, 2019

    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      After a wonderfully quiet night and a delicious breakfast in the Naturfreundehaus, you are ready for the third and final stage of your bikepacking tour from Bamberg to Buttenheim. Today, about 35 kilometers and about 600 meters of altitude are waiting for you - that's a proper mountain bike tour. But you have time all day, so you can take it easy and take a break every now and then.In addition to magnificent panoramic views, a very special cultural highlight awaits you again today: the Fachwerkensemble Frankendorf. No wonder that the small town has already been chosen as the gold village of the competition "Our village should be more beautiful"! 31 partly listed historic farmhouses create a unique atmosphere. In the rustic inn of the village, you can fortify yourself with hearty home-style cooking. Or you drive a bit further to the Senftenberg beer cellar: Here's delicious wood-fired bread and of course real Franconian beer.In Buttenheim you have reached the goal of your stage trip. If you still have time, you can make a very special cultural detour here. Did you know that the "father" of jeans, Levi Strauss, was born here? In the Levi Strauss Museum you will learn all about him and his world-famous invention. After that, the S-Bahn takes you back to Bamberg in a few minutes, from where you can start your journey home.

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      • November 4, 2019

  5. Fränkische Schweiz planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 28, 2019

    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      After a leisurely breakfast at the campsite, you're ready for the third leg of your bikepacking adventure in Franconian Switzerland. The goal of the tour is the train station in Pegnitz. Until then, all sorts of regional specialties await you: imposing castles, babbling streams, quaint inns, beautiful views, Franconian beer and of course many beautiful trails that are never shallow.If you have not yet gotten to know the culinary delights of the Franconian Switzerland, you have the opportunity to briefly visit the destination of the tour: In the inn of the brewery Herold you can not only taste delicious Franconian beer, but also fortify yourself with home-baked, super fresh bread , Then a wonderful time in the Franconian Switzerland is slowly coming to an end: In Pegnitz you have reached the destination. Here you have a very good connection to the web of the train and can let you and your bike home brought relaxed.Three glorious days are behind you and many happy memories. And the prospect of more beautiful adventures in the land of castles, caves and pleasures. How about, for example, the two other bikepacking adventures we've put together for you in this collection (komoot.de/collection/892982/mtben-in-der-fraenkisch-schweiz)?

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      • October 31, 2019

  6. Fränkische Schweiz planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 28, 2019

    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      What could be better than being awakened in the morning by the rustle of the leaves and the singing of the birds? If you wake up in your tent on the large tent meadow of the scout house Lindersberg, exactly this idyll awaits you. Welcome to the Franconian Switzerland!Today it remains idyllic. Right at the beginning you roll down to the Wiesent. Along the small river you first drive a few kilometers warm - but then it goes to the point for the first time: The rise up to the castle ruins Neideck really has it. The good thing: At the top you are awake in any case and you will be rewarded with an absolutely unforgettable view. Sit down on one of the old walls and treat yourself to a little snack!In the course you will learn a typical peculiarity of the Franconian Switzerland know: it goes constantly up and down - flat passages rarely expect you today. You keep coming back to interesting places. At impressive caves for example, at hidden wells or quaint rest stops. It's best to put the holiday gear on, take it easy and take a look to the left and right - it will be worth it!If you want to shorten the tour a bit at the end, you can simply omit the last dangling along the Wiesent at Behringersmühle and instead stop in peace at the inn on site. After that, it is not far to the final destination: the campsite Franconian Switzerland is one of the most beautiful campsites in the whole region. In nearby Pottenstein you also have plenty of opportunities to end the day entertaining.

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      • October 31, 2019

  7. Fränkische Schweiz planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 28, 2019

    Fabian, Obermain•Jura and 2 others like this.
    1. Fränkische Schweiz

      On this bikepacking tour you cross the Franconian Switzerland from Forchheim to Pegnitz. From west to east - more or less - with some dodges to the north and south, always following the beautiful trails. You will come through cozy, typical villages of the region, get to know crisp climbs and flowing descents and enjoy wonderful views and the local brewing art. Along the Wiesent you drive through the heart of the Franconian Switzerland. You pedal along gravel roads and trails, but the real challenge will be the many steep climbs. The three stages of this weekend's adventure, however, are designed so that you can easily make it in one day and still have enough time for the pleasures off the beaten track.Since this is a one-way tour, the arrival / departure is by train. Both Forchheim and Pegnitz are well connected to the railway network. The two campsites that we picked out for you provide a true bikepacking feeling. So you are close to nature, but still enjoy the comfort of showers, toilets and cooking facilities. Just remember to register in time. Especially at the campsite of the scout house Lindersberg, the overnight accommodation for this first stage, you should clarify everything organizational in advance, just by calling. Then you can prepare well and calmly and get to know Franconian Switzerland in a very special way. Have lots of fun with it!

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      • October 31, 2019

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