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  1. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

    03:05
    6.68 mi
    2.2 mph
    825 ft
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      The Rettershof is a popular destination in the Vordertaunus. A total of seven signposted and varied circular hiking trails start here, inviting you to discover the Vordertaunus on foot.The second longest circular hiking trail is the R8, which with its eleven kilometers offers plenty of variety. There are also about 250 meters of altitude to be overcome. A good basic level of fitness and good footwear are therefore highly recommended.Like all other circular hiking trails, the R8 begins directly at the Rettershof. Here you can decide whether you want to strengthen yourself at the inn “Zum Fröhlichen Landmann” for the next eleven kilometers or stop here after the tour. There is another possibility of stopping about halfway through the tour.In a clockwise direction you follow the hiking trail marked with a red R. First along the edge of the forest, you can easily cope with the first few kilometers with its gentle ascent. Only shortly before you turn into Viktoriaweg do you notice the difference in altitude. But if you have managed this, the most strenuous part of this tour is already done.Almost in a straight line you hike on the quite wide Viktoriaweg to the fork. You turn left and follow the path that is located on a slope below the Steinkopf, one of the five highest independent peaks in the Taunus. The second refreshment stop on this round is now only about one and a half kilometers away: the Naturfreundehaus Billtalhöhe.After you have strengthened yourself there, it first goes downhill on the edge of the idyllic Billtal. First through a dense forest, then the landscape at Königstein changes to an open field and corridor landscape. There are countless views of Königstein with its summit ruins.At Schneidhain you always go along the edge of this district until you come back to a forest area. Here you continue straight to the starting point, but watch out for a sign that points to the nearby Café Rettershof. Because instead of just continuing to follow the path, you make a small detour via the romantic love path, which also leads to your starting point of the hiking tour.

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      • October 9, 2021

  2. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

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      The 28-kilometer Via Mattiacorum promises a very historical hike. Here you walk in the footsteps of the Romans and learn a lot about the Roman history of the cities of Idstein, Wiesbaden and Taunusstein. The name of the hiking trail is based on the Roman settlement Aquae Mattiacorum, which was once in the city of Wiesbaden. Along with the Limes Adventure Trail Taunus and Taunus Schinderhannes Steig, it is one of the three quality hiking trails in the Taunus that promise an exciting and educational tour.You start your hike on Via Mattiacorum at Idstein train station. From here it goes first after a somewhat strenuous climb to Oberauroff, where you can recover from the first exertions at an interesting break with a cave.After the break, Via Mattiacorum continues south through Ehrenbach. Behind it, another strenuous ascent begins for you, but as a reward, the Limes, the Roman border wall, which, with a total length of 550 kilometers, is one of the largest soil monuments in Central Europe. Along the Limes you will be led to a former Roman military camp, the Roman fort Zugmantel. The tower and part of the Limes are only reconstructions, but it is still impressive what the Romans achieved architecturally at the end of the 1st century.It goes a little downhill to the barely recognizable source of the Aar, a tributary of the Lahn. A wooden bench and a few information boards invite you to linger a little here. The next few kilometers lead you through forests, fields and meadows, where you will always get interesting views of the landscape.The first 20 kilometers are almost there when you reach the Jagdschloss Platte. The somewhat unusual and quite modern looking building was built in the early 19th century. Today there is a nice restaurant with beer garden next to the former hunting lodge, where you can stop.Since the hunting lodge is on a hill, you now only have to go downhill for the remaining 10 kilometers to the starting point. But stop every now and then on the way down, because the Via Mattiacorum also offers some great views of the landscape and the city of Wiesbaden, which is your destination.When you arrive in the state capital of Hesse, you can either take the train back home or take a look around the city with its 15 thermal and mineral springs, which is one of the oldest health spas in Europe.

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      • October 11, 2021

  3. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

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      The 23-kilometer historical circular route around Bad Homburg invites you to discover the spa town with its magnificent parks and stately buildings. There is also an excursion point to the time of the Romans. Thanks to the numerous water sources in the city area, the city developed into a popular health resort in the 18th and 19th centuries, and in 1912 it was given the addition of "bath". The tour begins in the historic spa gardens of Bad Homburg, which are considered to be one of the most beautiful parks in Germany. The springs that made Bad Homburg so famous are also located here.You leave the spa park in a northerly direction and follow the Sülzertalweg to the forest cemetery, where you already master the first ascent. Past the forest cemetery, the path leads you up over the Rotlaufweg into a tranquil forest. Here it goes on the Thomasweg directly to the famous Roman fort Saalburg. The Roman fort is the only one of its kind in the world that has been rebuilt. Thanks to exhibitions, public tours and numerous events, you can immerse yourself wonderfully in the world of the Romans here.The next few kilometers lead you on with a few climbs through the magnificent Taunus Forest to the almost 591 meter high Herzberg. Here you have the option of a stop or for a small fee you can climb the observation tower to get a fabulous panorama picture of the Rhine-Main area.The path leads you quite steeply downhill to the Marmorstein rock group. From there it is a little gentler and therefore easier on the knees down to the city of Bad Homburg. Before you go back to the spa garden, you can be enchanted by the very trusting stags of the deer garden. The Tannenwaldallee and the castle gardens, which you cross on the way back to the starting point, are also magical. When you arrive at the spa park, you can stroll along the city's shopping mile, Louisenstrasse, and let yourself be enchanted once again by the flair of the spa town.

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      • October 11, 2021

  4. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

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      If you love roses, you will feel like in paradise in Steinfurth. Steinfurth is only one of two rose villages in the Taunus. Of course, one of the highlights of the approximately five-kilometer rose hiking trail is a visit to the local rose museum. There are also some places to stop for refreshments, which often offer culinary delicacies made from roses.Steinfurth can be easily reached by train, so you can safely leave your car at home. From the Steinfurth train station, your circular tour begins in a clockwise direction, first through the rose village. While walking through the city you will find all sorts of buildings whose names start with “Rosen” or “Rose”. You will also pass the oldest German rose school, which, with its range of over 1,000 rose varieties, also has one of the world's largest assortments.Not to be overlooked a few minutes' walk further is the Rose Museum, which is partially overgrown by tendrils of fragrant roses during the heyday. A great eye-catcher and a nice photo motif. If you have the time, you can pay a visit to the museum and learn a lot about the art and cultural history of the rose. If you are in the mood for some regional cuisine, then you should definitely try the rose cake in the café in the museum.The circular hiking trail continues along the edge of Steinfurth in a southerly direction. As soon as you have left the rose village behind you, you walk straight through a landscape that is characterized by fields, meadows and some solitary trees. After about a kilometer you will reach a fork. Here you can make a detour to the rose school to the left. There you can go extensively “rose shopping” in the farm's own shop, Hofgarten.When you reach the southern end of the hiking tour, you can take a look over the fields and meadows. Depending on the season, you can occasionally watch a stork in the open fields, which is looking for its food here. The babbling weather that you cross here on a bridge is also a great sight.As soon as you have arrived at Rosenpark Dräger, you can decide to make a detour there as well. The park is divided into different themed gardens such as B. fairy tales, weddings and famous personalities and will certainly delight your rose heart. In addition, benches invite you to linger and dream of your own rose garden.You continue on an asphalt bike path, which is located directly next to the train tracks, back to the Rosendorf. When you arrive back in Steinfurth, you start your journey home by train.

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      • October 10, 2021

  5. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

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      The starting point of the approximately ten kilometer long hiking trail is the Eppstein train station. From here you simply follow the path markings with the image of the little knight Gottfried, the symbol of the 650th anniversary in 1968. On this tour, you can expect crisp climbs and great photo spots and viewpoints of the city of Eppstein as a reward.First you go on the hiking trail, which is located south of Eppstein train station, past the Bergpark Villa Anna, where you can also make a detour. The mountain park is about 10 hectares in size, fairytale-like terrain with all kinds of exotic trees and lovingly designed buildings. Then you go over the tracks to the city of Eppstein. Here you cross the Schwarzbach, a tributary of the Main. In an arc you leave Eppstein in the east and soon a crisp ascent through the forest follows. It is not for nothing that this steep section of the path is also known as the “Schinderhannessteig”. The ascent is as good as done as soon as you reach the emperor's temple. Here you can relax a little from the exertion and enjoy the great view of Eppstein. Just a stone's throw away from here you can stop off at Ristorante Kaisertempel.After you have passed a parking lot, there are only a few vertical meters to overcome before you quickly return to Eppstein in two large loops. You will get to know another temple on this tour on the last climb of the tour. After the strenuous ascent, the Krekel Temple invites you to linger a little here and enjoy the view of Eppstein, this time from the north.There are only a few meters of altitude to master here, and you have to go a little further north, before you head south again at an acute angle, always and neatly downhill through the tranquil Wellbachtal - not for nothing is this steep section of the path also part of the Schinderhannessteig. Your starting point is not far anymore. You walk the last few meters through Eppstein again before you reach the train station again.

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      • October 11, 2021

  6. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

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      In addition to the Dickschieder Wildwechsel, this hiking trail is also one of the so-called Wisper Trails. This is a hiking network that consists of a total of 16 premium hiking trails and routes.On the Wisper Outback you will be led on blurred paths through the pure forest wilderness in the Taunus. The starting point for this circular hike is the Geisberg hiking car park. From here it's first downhill for you through an idyllic beech forest to the Römergrundbach. Over a bridge you then follow its course towards the south. You follow a quite strenuous climb, but at the end you will be rewarded with a great view of the surrounding landscape. The path further leads you over another hiking car park to the next ascent, which leads you through a beech forest. The mighty slate rocks protruding from the forest floor are striking here. Always following the Aulbach, you finally reach the Aulbachsee, which is idyllically located in the forest. A few minutes' walk further, the forest clears and you have a clear view of the village of Kemel, which, with its altitude of 560 meters, is the highest village in the western Taunus. A few meters further on you will reach the natural monument “Big Linden Tree”, a mighty linden tree that has stood here since the 19th century.Now it's going slightly downhill again for you. You follow the course of the softly babbling whisper that leads you to the village of the same name. Shortly before your starting point, you climb a few meters for the last time before you reach the Geisberg hiking car park again.

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      • October 11, 2021

  7. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

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      On this tour, the name is to be taken literally, because it goes up for 13 kilometers. Some climbs up to the fourth highest mountain in the Hintertaunus have to be mastered, but you will be rewarded with fantastic views over the Hintertaunus.

      It starts in the climatic health resort Schmitten, which is a beautiful eye-catcher thanks to its half-timbered houses. Always along the Weil, the first few kilometers lead you along a fairly flat path. After you pass Dorfweil and then have reached the stately Luther oak in Brombach, the first ascent begins here for you.
      With short sections that are more even, you master a total of three climbs until you have reached the horse's head with its 662 meters of altitude. Here you are now standing on the fourth highest mountain in the Hintertaunus. If you still have strength, you can still climb the 163 steps of the observation tower. The effort is worth it, because from the viewing platform you have a great 360 ° view over the Hintertaunus and you can even see the Feldberg, the highest elevation of the Taunus.Coming back down from the observation tower, the pleasant part of the tour now begins, because you are now always downhill. It goes on a high path through a rustic spruce forest, which, however, now and then has light areas where you can look into the distance. Maybe you can discover the Feldberg again from here.The last part of the tour takes you on an easy zigzag path through tranquil orchards with old gnarled fruit trees to Schmitten. Shortly before you reach the town limits, you have a great view of Schmitten. Back in town, you can end the tour with coffee and cake or a hearty meal.

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      • October 11, 2021

  8. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

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      At almost 19 kilometers, the Friedrichsdorf circular hiking trail is one of the longer tours in this collection. On this circular hiking trail you will get to know Friedrichsdorf and its four districts. You can start this hiking trail from almost anywhere along the way. It is advisable to hike the tour clockwise, as this is the easiest way to make the inclines.In the first district of Seulberg, your tour starts right at the sports hall. Sport is part of the program here, because there are a number of ways to do sports. For example, the Seulberg climbing forest is on your route. There you can put your climbing skills to the test in the climbing forest Taunus, provided that you are not only interested in hiking.Leaving the various sports facilities behind you, you first go on a gentle climb up to the Dillingen district. Only when you arrive at the end of the district does it go slightly downhill again. To get to Köppern, the path leads you over railroad tracks, which you carefully cross. Here the circular hiking trail also leads you along the edge of Köppern. When you arrive in Burgholzhausen, you carefully cross the railroad tracks for the second time over a motorway bridge on the A5. This time you cross the district and can observe old half-timbered buildings or the rushing Erlenbach as it flows through the district. Always along the Erlenbach, you finally reach the lovely Erlenbachtal. But only a few hundred meters you continue to follow the course of the stream until the circular hiking trail leads you from the valley to a parallel path. You follow this straight path until it turns right in a sharp bend. Here you will find yourself in a spacious open field landscape, where you can see the Taunus with three striking peaks in the distance.Again over the motorway bridge you will reach Seulberg again and your tour will slowly come to an end. For the last time you will cross a train track again before you have reached your starting point, the sports hall, in a few minutes on foot.

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      • October 11, 2021

  9. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

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      The Dickschieder Wildwechsel is one of the so-called Wisper Trails; a network of 16 premium circular hiking trails and routes. This tour promises to be a special experience, especially in autumn, because in the months of September and October you can watch the game in its rutting season. And if you shouldn't be able to observe game after all, spectacular views are guaranteed in the Wispertal. But in order to be able to enjoy these views, you shouldn't be afraid of climbing and descending. There are also some places to stop for a break on the way.The Dickschieder deer crossing begins and ends at the parking lot in front of the village community center in Heidenrod-Dickschied. From here you walk clockwise, always following the trail markings towards the south, it goes slightly downhill. After just over a kilometer you will reach the first highlight on this tour: the Dickschieder window. At this vantage point you can look through a hole in the canopy of the trees, almost like through a window, into the valley of the Wisper and the Geroldstein settlement.After that, you will only continue downhill for a short while before you master the next ascent uphill again. But as a reward, the next great vantage point is already waiting for Geroldstein. When you get there, rest a little, because the next few meters uphill are already waiting for you. The next ascent goes to the summit of the 455 meter high Atzmann. It's worth the effort, because once you get there you have a fantastic view of the Taunus. Just sit down on one of the twin benches and enjoy the view.After the break, you go down into the valley over the rushing Mehrbach to the other side of the bank. Here it goes on a beautiful path up to the scenic Spitzlei. This hill will enchant you as a place of silence surrounded by old gnarled old trees. Only a few hundred meters further you will reach the lovely Herzbach. Here you follow its course through its idyllic valley for the next few kilometers. Only on the climb that leads to Hilgenroth do you leave the valley and it goes uphill again for you. Here you come to an open green hallway with a great view of Hilgenroth.Now there are only a few kilometers to your starting point. One last time you go downhill through the forest and a second time over the Mehrbach. A stone bridge covered with moss and leaves will help you cross the stream without getting your feet wet.You master the last ascent on this tour without any problems, because you know that your tour destination is within your grasp. The last few meters you pass Dickschied until you find the familiar village community center with its parking lot.

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      • October 11, 2021

  10. Taunus planned a hike.

    October 8, 2021

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      About 200 years ago donkeys once brought the spa guests from Schlangenbad, the oldest recognized spa in Hesse, to the tranquil wine town of Rauenthal. Nowadays, the donkey trail invites you to walk in the footsteps of the spa guests of that time. The starting point of this approximately eleven kilometer long circular hiking trail is the Adelheidtal car park, which is located right next to the health resort park in Schlangenbad.

      First your path leads you directly through the spa gardens and then through the Craponn spa complex. Here you can feel a little what it was like to stroll through the park as a spa guest about 200 years ago. As soon as you have left the green areas, you can leave the spa. Always along the Walluf, the donkey path leads you a few kilometers south until you reach the Rechtebachtal near Georgenborn at a crossroads.

      To the right, following the path, you walk over the Wallufer Furt. Here you can decide whether your feet need a little cooling or whether you can reach the other bank with the help of a small bridge with dry feet. Continuing to follow the donkey path, this leads in an arc to the south into the wine village of Rauenthal. Of course, the donkey trail leads past some taverns and wine bars here in the tranquil village, so that you can have a glass or two of Rheingau Riesling. The associated vineyards are located in the south of the village. You leave Rauenthal in a westerly direction and you will be led back north on a light forest path in the direction of Schlangenbad.

      After about one and a half kilometers you can dip your feet in the cool water of a water treading basin that was built on a hill directly on the hiking trail. After this break you will master the last kilometers on a slight ascent. When you arrive back in the health resort of Schlangenbad, you will be greeted by a metallic donkey, the mascot of the donkey trail. Now only a few minutes walk from your starting point.

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      • October 10, 2021

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