Hiking trails in Scheßlitz, around Burgellern Castle and in the Franconian Tuscany

On this page we have compiled various hiking suggestions for you. Some of them are official hiking and walking trails, others are found by us ourselves. We try to make sure that there is something for everyone, from the easiest walk for families with small children to the challenging bike tour to the Franconian Jura.

The first 11 hiking trails are part of the official hiking trail network of the city of Scheßlitz. All paths are newly signposted. You will find more information, e.g. about places to stop for refreshments, at http://www.schesslitz.de/wanderwege and in the official hiking flyer, which you can get on site from us, in the city administration, the gastronomy and the hotel business. 

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1st Route A: Gügel, Giechburg and Jewish Cemetery

We start at the town hall in Scheßlitz. First we follow the sign A to the left until we reach the street Altenbach. There we cross the road and walk left for 300 m in the direction of Zeckendorf. Now we turn right into Gügelweg. Passing a small chapel. We can already see the Giechburg from a distance. After 1.5 km the way leads us into the Burgholz and already after 200 m left on the Main-Frankenweg. Now we come to the Giechburg parking lot.
Here you can choose between a longer ascent to Giechburg or the Kreuzweg straight to Gügel. A visit of the Giechburg with its magnificent view is worthwhile. Both routes, Giechburg or Kreuzweg, meet again at the 6th Kreuzweg station. After about 0.5 km the pilgrimage church Gügel is reached. A visit to the sanctuary built on the rock is highly recommended. At the ramp to Gügel, Route A continues through Gügelholz in the direction of Zeckendorf. Once you have reached the state road, turn right and after about 200 metres turn left into an alpine path. A wonderful view awaits hikers to Gügel and Giechburg as well as to the whole Scheßlitzer Land. After about 500 metres we come to the Long Way, turn right and follow Route A to the Jewish Cemetery. Then you continue in the direction of Demmelsdorf. In front of the town sign Demmelsdorf there is a monument for the victims of Jewish citizens from Zeckendorf and Demmelsdorf. At the end of Demmelsdorf we return to the starting point on the footpath and cycle path to Scheßlitz.

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns""Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu - Giechburg/Gügel: Gügel restaurant, Giechburg Castle Inn - ZeckendorfRestaurant Trummer-Brehm

Accommodation along the way

Giechburg: Giechburg Castle Inn - Shit slit: Hotel Gasthof Krapp Holiday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk Würgau:Hartmann Brewery InnHotel SonneSwiss Farm - Zeckendorf: Holiday Apartment Family Dremel

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2nd route A1: Ludwag and quarry near Ludwag

The partial route A1 starts at the Gügelparkplatz and leads us through the rocky crib. We take the road on the left to Ludwag. In Ludwag we walk in the direction of Kübelstein past the parish church Johannes der Täufer and turn left shortly before the end of the village. Passing a field cross we have to turn left again. Now it goes along an abandoned quarry in the direction of Langen Weg. Shortly after the old quarry we pass another field cross. Then our way leads us past the ridge with a wonderful view of Gügel, Giechburg and Scheßlitzer Land. At Langen Weg we come across Route A and return together to Scheßlitz (see Route A for further details).

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns""Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu - Giechburg/Gügel: Gügel restaurant, Giechburg Castle Inn - ZeckendorfRestaurant Trummer-Brehm

Accommodation along the way

Giechburg: Giechburg Castle Inn - Shit slit: Hotel Gasthof Krapp Holiday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk Würgau:Hartmann Brewery InnHotel SonneSwiss Farm - Zeckendorf: Holiday Apartment Family Dremel

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3rd Route B: Würgau - Heldenhain - Reisberg - Burglesau

We start at the town hall and follow the signpost B in the direction of the parish church St. Kilian. We'll continue on Ostlandstrasse. Turn right at the connecting road B 22 Demmelsdorf. Shortly afterwards turn left again into the so-called Herrnholz. Past the nature friend house on a wonderful forest path to the fork in the road. Here we follow to the left direction Würgau. At the B 22 first turn right and after approx. 300 m turn left again to Heldenhain. We walk past this memorial Heldenhain for the fallen through a beautiful labyrinth up to the motorway BAB A 70. After about 500 m we go left through the underpass and walk back parallel to the motorway about 500 m. Then we turn right towards Reisberg and Burglesau. At the next fork you can choose: B1 leads us on a shorter way straight ahead to Schlappenreuth and then further to Burgellern to the castle. The longer main route B leads us to Burglesau. Once you arrive in Burglesau, turn left onto a clearing path to Burgellern. At the monument of land consolidation we cross the state road Scheßlitz - Stübig and go next to the sawmill to Burgellern. In the village we accompany the Ellernbach, leave it near the castle and Magdalena-Katharina church. This is also where the hikers from the B1 section arrive and we follow the path back to Scheßlitz together.

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns""Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu - Burglesau: Restaurant Vogel's Mühlerestaurant Fleischmann - Burgellern: Burgellern Castle Jäkel Restaurant-Pizzeria - - Würgau:Hartmann Brewery InnHotel SonneSwiss Farm

Accommodation along the way

Burgellern: Hotel Burgellern Castle - Burglesau: Holiday apartment family Scherbaum - Shit slit:Hotel Gasthof Krapp Holiday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk - Würgau: Hartmann Brewery InnHotel SonneSwiss Farm

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4th Route B1: Würgau - Reisberg - Schlappenreuth - Burgellern

First we start at the town hall and follow the signpost B in the direction of the parish church St. Kilian. We'll continue on Ostlandstrasse. Turn right at the connecting road B 22 - Demmelsdorf. Shortly afterwards turn left again into the so-called Herrnholz. Past the nature friend house on a wonderful forest path to the fork in the road. Here we turn left towards Würgau. At the B 22 first turn right and after approx. 300 m turn left again to Heldenhain. We walk past the memorial Heldenhain. It was built to commemorate the fallen of the two world wars. We continue through a beautiful labyrinth up to the motorway BAB A 70. After about 500 m we go left through the underpass and walk back parallel to the motorway about 500 m. Then we turn right towards Reisberg, Schlappenreuth and Burglesau. At the next fork in the road, the B1 leads us straight ahead to Schlappenreuth and on the road to Burgellern to the castle. Here we meet the routes B/D/F and from there we walk together back to the starting point in Scheßlitz.

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns""Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu - Burgellern: Burgellern Castle Jäkel Restaurant-Pizzeria - - Würgau: Hartmann Brewery InnHotel SonneSwiss Farm

Accommodation along the way

Burgellern: Hotel Burgellern Castle - - fucking slit: Hotel Gasthof Krapp Holiday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk - Würgau:Hartmann Brewery InnHotel SonneSwiss Farm

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5th Route C: Grumbach, Wiesengiech with Straßgiech and Köttensdorf

We start at the town hall and follow the sign C to the left over the Schwemme to the Altenbach. Here we turn right. Turn left at the next junction and then right again after 140 m into Grumbachstraße. Leave the street before the Milchhof and turn left into Austraße. After another 200 m turn right, then over the Leitenbach, under the motorway BAB A 70. Then we immediately turn left into the Grumbachwald. On this route we pass a beautiful torture and a field cross. At the next junction we turn left and cross the A 70 motorway. After the motorway bridge we turn left into Wiesengiech, then straight ahead towards Straßgiech. In between we pass the parish church St. Valentin. At the main road (Staatsstraße Bamberg-Scheßlitz), turn right at the traffic lights and turn left into Waldstraße. After approx. 1.5 km in the direction of Kremmeldorf we turn left at the signs in the direction of Köttensdorf. On the state road Kremmeldorf-Köttensdorf we walk left to Köttensdorf. Immediately after the town sign turn right again towards Peulendorf and after approx. 400 m turn left again into "Burgholz". Here, after a short ascent, we come across the connecting road Scheßlitz ? Peulendorf. Here we have to turn left and return to the starting point in the direction of Scheßlitz.

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns""Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu - Köttensdorf Brewery Hoh (Köttensdorf) - Straßgiech/Wiesengiech: Gerner-Stöcklein Inninn glossy escutcheon

Accommodation along the way

Shit slit: Hotel Gasthof Krapp Holiday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk - Wiesengiech/Strassgiech: Biopension Bamberger LandThe Dippold family holiday home, Holiday apartment Giechburgblick - Family Freudensprung,  Pension Family Stark

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6th Route D: Scheßlitz - Stübig - Marienberg (our half marathon) - Hohe Metze

We start at the town hall and follow the sign D in the direction of the parish church St.Kilian. We continue out of town, past the hospital and then turn right into the industrial area Am Steinernen Kreuz. At the end of the industrial area, turn left, where we cross the B22 in the direction of Schlappenreuth. In Schlappenreuth we turn into the Kellerweg towards Burglesau. We continue along the Stübiger Weg towards Stübig and later to Weichenwasserlos. At the sign for Weichenwasserlos we can see the parish church of St. Martin on the left. Now we cross the state road and leave the cemetery to our left. We're heading for horse roof. In the center of the village, we turn left into a slightly longer ascending path through the so-called Sauergrund until we reach the Schoenstatt Center Marienberg. There you can visit the Schoenstatt complex with its chapel. In front of the Marienberg entrance the path leads us in the direction of Roschlaub to the Hohe Metze. From there we go downhill left down to the connecting road Pausdorf - Roschlaub and cross it in the direction of the forest area. At the end of the forest path we continue towards Burgellern, past the castle and the Magdalena-Katharina church on the way back to Scheßlitz.

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns""Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu - Burglesau: Restaurant Vogel's Mühlerestaurant Fleischmann - Burgellern: Burgellern Castle Jäkel Restaurant Pizzeria - Roschlaub Restaurant Georg Finzel

Accommodation along the way

Burgellern: Hotel Burgellern Castle - Burglesau: Holiday apartment family Scherbaum - Dörnwasserlos: Holiday Apartment Family KellerHoliday apartment family Schmitt - Shit slit: Hotel Gasthof KrappHoliday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk Schweisdorf: Holiday apartment family Finzel, Holiday cottage Irene - Family Menne

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Route E 7: Scheßlitz circular route - flood dam - field cross at the foot of Giechburg Castle

We start at the town hall in Scheßlitz and follow the sign E to the left over the Schwemme to the street Altenbach. Cross the street, then turn right and after approx. 100 m turn left into Peulendorfer Straße. After the motor sports field we walk to the left to the retention basin of the flood dam in the direction of Zeckendorf. At the field cross before the ramp to Giechburg we cross the state road (Zeckendorf-Scheßlitz) and walk a short distance to the left towards Scheßlitz. After approx. 300 metres we turn right into the "Flurbereinigungsweg" in the direction of Demmelsdorf. On the outskirts of Demmelsdorf just before the municipal road, we turn left and take the footpath in the direction of Scheßlitz to the starting point.

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns""Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu

Accommodation along the way

Shit slit: Hotel Gasthof Krapp Holiday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk Schweisdorf: Holiday apartment family Finzel, Holiday cottage Irene - Family Menne

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8th Route F: Scheßlitz - Grumbach - Windischletten - Schweisdorf

We start at the town hall and follow the sign F to the left over the Schwemme to the Altenbach. Here we turn right. Turn left at the next junction and then right again after 140 m into Grumbachstraße. Leave the street before the Milchhof and turn left into Austraße. After another 200 m turn right, then over the Leitenbach, under the motorway BAB A 70. Then we immediately turn right into the Grumbachwald. After a longer forest stretch we go in the direction of Windischletten (worth seeing the village church of the Holy Family). Then on to Schweisdorf (in the middle of the village the church St. Johannes). We cross the connecting road WindischlettenSchweisdorf in the direction of Aussiedlerhof. At the state road (Schweisdorf-Scheßlitz) first turn left for 60 m, then walk right in the direction of Burgellern. There we return to the starting point together with other routes.

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns""Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu - Köttensdorf Brewery Hoh (Köttensdorf) - Straßgiech/Wiesengiech: Gerner-Stöcklein Inninn glossy escutcheon

Accommodation along the way

Shit slit: Hotel Gasthof Krapp Holiday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk - Wiesengiech/Strassgiech: Biopension Bamberger LandThe Dippold family holiday home, Holiday apartment Giechburgblick - Family Freudensprung,  Pension Family Stark

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9th Route G: Scheßlitz - Wiesengiech - Straßgiech circular trail

We start at the town hall and follow the sign G to the left over the Schwemme to the Altenbach. Here we turn right. Turn left at the next intersection and then right again after 300 m into Grumbachstraße. Leave the street before the Milchhof and turn left into Austraße. The route passes the municipal building yard and leads to Wiesengiech. A newly built chapel in front of Wiesengiech invites you to linger for a while. Then we turn right into the village and walk along Lindenallee to the left. After approx. 400 m we turn left into the district road and after another 300 m before the parish church St. Valentin we turn left into the bicycle/footpath Bamberg-Scheßlitz. Now it's past the kindergarten on the new foot and cycle path to Scheßlitz back to the starting point.

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns" "Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu - - Straßgiech/Wiesengiech: Gerner-Stöcklein Inn

Accommodation along the way

Shit slit: Hotel Gasthof Krapp Holiday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk - Wiesengiech/Strassgiech: Biopension Bamberger LandThe Dippold family holiday home, Holiday apartment Giechburgblick - Family Freudensprung,  Pension Family Stark

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10th Route H: Scheßlitz - Würgau - Demmelsdorf circular trail

We start at the town hall and follow the sign H in the direction of the parish church St. Kilian. We'll continue out of town, past the hospital. We then turn right into the industrial area Am Steinernen Kreuz. At the end of the industrial area we turn right and shortly afterwards left again into the footpath towards Würgau. After the St. Andreas church turn right towards Demmelsdorf. Past the Nature Friends House through the village of Demmelsdorf on the footpath and cycle path back to Scheßlitz.

Refreshments along the way:

Shit slitHotel Gasthof KrappAthenaBrewery "Three Crowns""Golden Anchor"juracafeCafe OhlandRistorante da Peppo"To the Swan" Wine tavern StadtmühleToscanino TrattoriaEiscafe TizianoCafe SchmittingerSchmitt Bräu - Würgau: Hartmann Brewery InnHotel SonneSwiss Farm

Accommodation along the way

Shit slit: Hotel Gasthof Krapp Holiday apartment Familie Binder, holiday apartment Familie Deinlein, Apartment Haus am Mühlbach Family Zenk Schweisdorf: Holiday apartment family Finzel, Holiday cottage Irene - Family Menne - Würgau: Hartmann Brewery InnHotel SonneSwiss Farm

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11th Route I: Bergwacht circular hiking trail - Burglesau valley

We start at the end of Burglesau in the direction of Gräfenhäusling. Then we turn left to the Bergwachthütte. After a longer ascent our route goes to a lookout point at the edge of the forest. Continue along the edge of the slope. Length Walking time Starting point / end point 6.2 km 1.5 hours Burglesau Sightseeing Burglesau Chapel of the Virgin Mary, Burglesau Valley Refreshments Burglesau, Scheßlitz approx. 117 metres above sea level At the road to Gräfenhäusling we turn right and leave the road after approx. 100 metres. Then turn left onto a clearing road. Now into the forest area, on the signposted path back to the starting point.

Refreshments along the way:

Burglesau: Restaurant Vogel's Mühle, Restaurant Fleischmann -

Accommodation along the way

Burglesau: Holiday apartment family Scherbaum

12. In the footsteps of the Nibelungs

Set off from Burgellern Castle to search for traces of the Nibelungs on the Reisberg.
The foothills of the Frankenalb near Scheßlitz is the largest site in southern Germany. Did the Huns and their allies meet the Burgundians here? Although there are still no information boards and no signs for the most important hilltop settlement in southern Germany, information on the excavations that have already taken place can be found in Burgellern Castle. Suitable for prams.
Ideal for the ambitious jogger with the will to train at height.

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13th jogging round around the castle Burgellern

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Simple jogging tour around Burgellern Castle. After half way you have a wonderful view of the Giechburg Castle and the Gügel Chapel?
The way back leads through Burgellern along the Ellerbach, past beautiful half-timbered houses.
The way goes over land clearing ways, away from the car traffic.
Suitable for prams.
approx. 4km

14th walk from Burgellern Castle to Ehrl

Easy walk from Burgellern Castle via Ehrl to Schlappenreuth.
Suitable for prams.
Ideal jogging track.

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15th Castle Burgellern - Giechburg

From Burgellern Castle to Giechburg Castle.
Landscape very nice way. The destination is the Giechburg with a place to stop and a wonderful view over the Bamberger Land.
Who wants can make a detour to the Gügel. Just follow the Kreuzweg at the upper parking lot!
The way back leads along the Frankenweg through Scheßlitz.
Conditionally suitable for prams. The way back leads through the forest with partly bad passable paths.

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16. Return to Ehrl

Retreat to Ehrl.
After a leisurely walk to Ehrl, a typical Franconian restaurant awaits you with homemade bread and delicious beer.
Enjoy the return journey away from the busy main road.
Suitable for prams!

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17th bicycle tour to Schederndorf

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