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Magical Spessart

On the tracks of Snow White through the ‚Räuberland‘.

The hiking region around the Spessart national park entices its visitors with a unique variety of hiking paths, which is unprecedented in all of Germany. Along trails in the shade, you hike through the nearly unspoilt scenery, above you the dense leaf canopy of the forests expands accompanied solely by the gentle melodies of countless birds chirping in the trees and the quiet rustling of dried leaves under the soles of your hiking shoes. Tranquil villages in Franconian style are scattered like dots of color along the route, the rustic half-timber houses welcome you with regional delicacies and invite you to linger. Across the so-called ‚Räuberland‘ (land of bandits) you follow the call of the woodpecker all the way into picturesque Aschaffenburg, the plethora of fantastic gardens, old castles and historic monasteries provides an enchanting hiking holiday with the perfect finale.

Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Along the narrow alleyways of the city of three rivers Gemünden you ascend to the range of hills of the Franconian Ledge. From the Schönrain castle ruin you enjoy a fantastic view onto the deep-blue river Main down below in the valley. Through dense forests and extensive fields you proceed to the Mariabuchen monastery before a splendid path through the middle of the nature reserve at Mount Romberg leads you into the pretty little town of Lohr. Follow the tracks of Snow White through the chic historic centre.

approx. 5 hours
21 km
550 m
550 m

From the spa resort Heigenbrücken you climb high up during the ascent to the first Spessart-summit, the Pollasch. Grandiose panoramic views into the Laufach-valley and varied themed paths accompany you featuring great views whilst descending into the valley, listen to the quiet dabble of the stream and the rustling of the beech forests en route to your hut for a break. Through blooming apple orchards you reach Waldaschaff, a little hamlet located amidst the Spessart-forests and hills.

approx. 4 hours
15 km
450 m
450 m

Today you explore the marvelous parks of Aschaffenburg. The stunning hiking path starts at the pheasantry and gently winds over countless little hills through picturesque wooded areas to the idyllic Schmerlenbach monastery, which invites you to a good rest enjoying regional delicacies. Back in Aschaffenburg there is plenty of time left in order to discover the lovely historic centre, Johannisburg palace and the idyllic Main-river terraces in peace and quiet.

approx. 5 hours
18 km
450 m
400 m

The ‚Hochspessart‘ awaits: along the Franconian Marienweg-path you ascend to the Posthalterkreuz-cross, past sandstone walls to the rural chapel Herrenbild. Dense forest surrounds you like a green cloak, little monuments and wayside crosses greet you en route. You proceed via a spectacular high-altitude path always along the hilltops, far below in the valley you can already make out the beautiful hamlet Mespelbrunn, your Day Finish situated in the heart of the Spessart-forest.

approx. 4.5 hours
15 km
500 m
450 m

In the so-called ‚Räuberland‘ (land of bandits) you have endless opportunities to embark on short or extensive hiking tours in the surroundings. However, do not be afraid, you will only encounter bandits on the colorful waymarkings. Visit the legendary hut on top of the ‚Hohe Wart‘, inclusive beer garden and fresh Spessart-beer, located amidst the forest. Also visit the Mespelbrunn water castle, known through the German movie classic ‚Das Wirtshaus im Spessart‘ (the Inn in the Spessart). The quality of the hiking paths make every hiker’s heart leap for joy.

approx. 4 hours
12 km
300 m
300 m

The finale of your hiking week is characterised once again by the forests of the Spessart: Via the ‚Old School Route‘, an historic connecting trail, you walk through a convoluted rock labyrinth until you reach the highest point of your hiking holiday at the Geißhöhe-peak. Unspoilt trails finally lead you on gently undulating terrain below the leaf canopy all the way to Henneburg castle, towering high above the glistening river Main, the crowning glory of the end of your hiking adventure in the Spessart.

approx. 5.5 hours
25 km
700 m
800 m

Characteristics of the route

Throughout you walk on well-maintained hiking paths, forest trails and in parts also on forest roads. The route leads gently along the hills of the Spessart, for walking times of up to 5.5 hours a good basic fitness level is sufficient. Longer tours can comfortably be shortened by public transport.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Gemünden
  Season 1
01.06.2022 - 12.06.2022
19.09.2022 - 09.10.2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
13.06.2022 - 01.07.2022
27.08.2022 - 18.09.2022

Arrival daily
Season 3
02.07.2022 - 26.08.2022

Arrival daily
Magical Spessart, 8 days, DE-SPWGA-08X
Base price
599.00
659.00
699.00
Surcharge single room 239.00 239.00 239.00

Category: 3*** hotels and country hotels

Season 1
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 19, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 3
Jul 2, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022
Arrival daily
Magical Spessart, 8 days, DE-SPWGA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
599.00
239.00
659.00
239.00
699.00
239.00

Category: 3*** hotels and country hotels

Season 1
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 19, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
Season 3
Jul 2, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022
Gemünden
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Aschaffenburg
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
65.00
39.00
65.00
39.00
65.00
39.00
65.00
39.00
65.00
39.00
65.00
39.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Gemünden
  Season 1
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 19, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 3
Jul 2, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022

Arrival daily
Gemünden
Double room p. P. 65.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00 39.00
Aschaffenburg
Double room p. P. 65.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00 39.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 ‚Räuberland‘ herb-flavouverd liqueur

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigations and GPS-data available
  • Service-Hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train in Gemünden and only a short walk to the hotel.
  • Frankfurt airport.
  • Parking: hotel parking spaces free of charge, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey from Aschaffenburg to Gemünden by train in approx. 45 minutes.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Fares for public transport:
    Lohr – Heigenbrücken, Waldaschaff – Aschaffenburg, Unterbessenbach – Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg – Straßbessenbach, Stadtprozelten – Aschaffenburg, approx. EUR 15 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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