Your base camp for hikes in Lower Franconia
Hiker's Paradise Main-Spessart
Our hotel in the Gemünden district of Langenprozelten is an ideal starting point for hikes in Lower Franconia. You can start hiking tours in the Spessart directly from the Hotel Imhof on foot. The famous Birkenhainer Straße, as well as numerous new hiking trails, lead directly away from Langenprozelten, partly along the Main River or through the mixed forests of the region. The team of the Spessart Nature Park maintains the hiking trails with great commitment.
The Spessart - family-friendly hiking region in Franconia
The administrative district of Franconia is known for its rich and ancient history. Accordingly, numerous ruins and castles await in the surrounding area. Many of them make great destinations for hikes and excursions and are suitable for trips with children or groups. With gentle gradients, the Spessart is suitable for hikers of all ages.
Your hiking hotel in Gemünden, Lower Franconia
Our hotel serves as the perfect starting point for your hike through the Main-Spessart region in Lower Franconia. The following hiking services await you:
→ Full of energy into the hiking day thanks to a rich breakfast at Hotel Imhof
→ Numerous hiking trails that lead past the hotel.
→ Maps and information brochures are available at the hotel
→ Personal hiking tips at the reception on site
→ Refreshment after your tour with Franconian delicacies and wines!
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Long-distance hiking trail Birkenhainer Straße
Stage 4: Gemünden to Ruppertshütten
Your tour starts at the Hotel Imhof in Gemünden and first leads a few hundred metres along the Main river bank towards the west until you reach Birkenhainer Straße. Now you are already on the long-distance hiking trail, which you now follow overland through mixed forests and some gentle descents. About two kilometres before Ruppertshütten, you will pass the former Einsiedel monastery, where there is now an excavation site.
Route length: 14 kilometres
Difficulty: easy to medium
Main Hiking Trail Spessart
From Gemünden via Adelsberg and Gambach to Karlstadt
First walk above the Gemünden path along the Main until you reach the shelter. There you continue walking in a north-easterly direction, cross the Franconian Saale at the Saale bridge and soon reach the Scherenburg ruins, one of the best-known sights in the Main-Spessart region. After a detour through a residential area, you reach a forest path that takes you further via the grotto to Adelsberg. From there, the trail goes downhill to Wernfeld. After a few bends, you finally reach the Karlstadt district of Gambach. Pass the music hall and enter the forest. The steepest ascent of the tour follows, but it is worth it because once you reach the top you can look out over the vineyards of the Main Valley. Perfect for a romantic picnic! Afterwards, you hike further uphill to a nature reserve with orchids and an otherwise magical plant world. Afterwards, it's almost all downhill to Karlstadt, from where you can take a bus back to Gemünden.
Route length: approx. 20 kilometres
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