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Routes in Odenwald

Hesse, Germany

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Odenwald. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful routes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful routes in Odenwald

Long-Distance Hiking · Bergstraße
Nibelungensteig: From Zwingenberg to Freudenberg am Main
Premium content Difficulty moderate
129.9 km
42:00 h
3,855 m
3,813 m
A natural and challenging hike takes us from Zwingenberg along the mountain road through the entire Odenwald forest in the footsteps of the Nibelungs, who, according to legend, also passed through the Odenwald on their way to the Hun empire.
Historisches Fachwerkrathaus Michelstadt
Long-Distance Hiking · Pfalz
Four-country trail
Premium content Difficulty difficult
160.8 km
43:00 h
2,914 m
3,421 m
The Vier-Länder-Weg from Donnersberg to Wertheim is a varied long-distance hiking trail through the regions of Rheinhessen, Bergstra;e and Odenwald, the four federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate, Hessen, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg as well as the three wine-growing regions of Rheinhessen, Bergstra;e and Franconia. 
Wanderer an der Kalltalsperre
Long-Distance Hiking · Niederrhein
European Long Distance Trail E8 - German section from the Lower Rhine to Lower Bavaria
Premium content Difficulty difficult
1,485.2 km
400:00 h
21,058 m
20,596 m
The European Long Distance Trail E8 runs from Dursey Head in Ireland across the sea to England and then crosses the European mainland almost diagonally to the Polish-Ukrainian border. It currently measures around 4390 km and is to be extended to the Black Sea in the future. In Germany, we walk along the E8 from the Dutch border near Nijmegen to Oberkappel in the German-Austrian border region.
Long-Distance Hiking · Baden-Wurttemberg
Limes Hiking Trail (HW6)
Premium content Difficulty moderate
231.4 km
63:00 h
3,915 m
3,575 m
The Limes Hiking Trail is one of the main hiking trails of the Schwäbischen Albverein and runs as a section of the German Limes Hiking Trail (Rheinbrohl – Bad Gögging) from Miltenberg to Wilburgstetten.
Long-Distance Hiking · Binnenland Schleswig-Holstein
European Long Distance Trail E1 - German section from Flensburg to Constance
Premium content Difficulty difficult closed
1,928.5 km
518:00 h
26,374 m
25,977 m
The German section of the European long-distance hiking trail E1 runs well signposted once across Germany – from Flensburg in the north to Konstanz in the south.
Die Schlossberghöhlen sind die größten Buntsandsteinhöhlen Europas.
Long-Distance Hiking · Rheinhessen
Saar Rhine Main Path
Premium content Difficulty moderate
286.8 km
74:00 h
4,722 m
4,844 m
This eventful route takes us from the Saarland through the Palatinate Forest, the Ried and the Odenwald to the Main. The individual stages can be quite hilly, which we should always keep in mind when planning the respective daily routes.
Bicycle Touring · The Black Forest
On the Neckar Valley Cycle Route
Premium content Difficulty moderate
366.2 km
24:50 h
795 m
1,406 m
Virtually gradient-free tour from the source of the Neckar near Villingen-Schwenningen to its confluence with the Rhine near Mannheim.
Long-Distance Hiking · Heilbronnerland
Neckarsteig: Gundelsheim bis Bad Wimpfen
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 9
14.2 km
3:50 h
212 m
184 m
Die 14 Kilometer lange Tour ist im Vergleich zu den vorherigen Etappen landschaftlich offener und weiter. Lediglich bei der Burg Guttenberg führt der Weg durch Waldgebiet. Historische Gebäude säumen den Weg der schlussendlich direckt am Neckar entlang führt.
Long-Distance Hiking · Odenwald
Odenwald-Vosges (German section)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
197.7 km
50:30 h
3,629 m
3,662 m
The Odenwald-Vosges hiking trail connects the two European long-distance hiking trails E1 and E2. The German section through the Odenwald low mountain range is managed by the Odenwaldklub e.V..
Blick auf Buchen (Odenwald)
Hiking route · Odenwald
Around Buchen in the eastern Odenwald
Premium content Difficulty moderate
10.8 km
3:00 h
127 m
127 m
We can look forward to an easy circular tour south of Buchen in the beautiful Odenwald forest.
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Drafted on March 30, 2023 by Andreas
May 22, 2023 · Community
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Neckarsteig: Hirschhorn bis Eberbach by Marcus
May 21, 2023 · Community
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When did you do this route? May 20, 2023
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