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Wiesenttal Trail

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 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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

85%

Runnable

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

Features Cave · Fall Colors · Views

Overview

For runners 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 run.

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 runners - for apinists and experienced runners, it's perfect training.

For more details and pictures, visitwiesenttal-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
Arriving at Bavarias Top-Geotop "Riesenburg." Photo: Erika Fichtl.
Oct 27, 2016 near Gößwein…, DE
Coming out from the pass-through cave Oswaldhöhle. Photo: Peter Fecher.
Oct 27, 2016 near Wiesenttal, DE
Neideck above the valley of river Wiesent.
Oct 26, 2016 near Wiesenttal, DE
In the open cave Riesenburg. Photo: Erika Fichtl.
Oct 27, 2016 near Gößwein…, DE
The view from Hohes Kreuz to the valley Wiesent and ruin Neideck.
Oct 27, 2016 near Wiesenttal, DE

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