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Wiesenttal Route

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Enjoy the ups and downs, caves and rocks, in the beautiful scenery of romantic Franconian Switzerland.


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13.9

Miles

22.4

KM

Point to Point

1,691' 516 m

High

988' 301 m

Low

2,612' 796 m

Up

2,565' 782 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

For hikers in the area looking for a beautiful and adventurous route, look no further. This loop will take visitors through many different types of terrain, making for an enjoyable hike.

Description

This trail will take you on narrow paths in mixed forests, through meadows and fields, and alongside rocks and caves - the landscape and geological highlights string together like pearls on a necklace.

"Fränkische Schweiz" = "Franconian Switzerland" is located in between the old famous cities like Nürnberg, Bamberg and Bayreuth in Franconia (north of Bavaria). It is not a high mountains region, but the name "Schweiz" (Switzerland) indicates that some areas absolutely have alpine character! Yet, alpine risks are not to be expected, as there is a village or a hostelry nearby at every point of the route.

Good footwear with adequate soles is a must, walking poles are helpful. You need to have a sufficient physical shape for about 1000 (positive!) meters of altitude difference over the course of about thirteen miles. The whole tour at a stretch is a challenge for normal hikers - for apinists and experienced hikers, it's perfect training.

For more details and pictures, visit wiesenttal-trail.de

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Robert Stein

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Photos

Viewing point Rote Leite looking down on the river Wiesent and the medieval ruin Neideck.
Oct 27, 2016 near Wiesenttal, DE
Neideck above the valley of river Wiesent.
Oct 26, 2016 near Wiesenttal, DE
The view from Hohes Kreuz to the valley Wiesent and ruin Neideck.
Oct 27, 2016 near Wiesenttal, DE
On the old castle ruin Neideck.
Oct 26, 2016 near Wiesenttal, DE
Medieval castle ruin Neideck.
Oct 27, 2016 near Wiesenttal, DE
Start and ending point - the famous turistical village Muggendorf on the riverside of Wiesent.
Oct 26, 2016 near Wiesenttal, DE

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