Hiking at its best in Frankenwald
The Frankenwald has always made a name for itself as a first-class hiking region and in 2015 became the first region in Bavaria to be certified by the German Hiking Association as a Quality Region Wanderbares Deutschland ("Hiking in Germany"). This award vouches for consistent quality in terms of trails and markings, hiker-friendly hosts, competent tourist information as well as service and communication.
The central themes of the 243.5 kilometer long long-distance and circular hiking trail Frankenwald Steig are "Listening to silence", "Breathing expanse" and "Understanding the forest". This unique hiking trail leads once around the entire region and allows hikers to enjoy the tranquility, experience expansive views and understand the forest in all its diversity. The Hängesteig Hirschberg and the Rudolphstein are other well-known hiking attractions.