Nature & Outdoor Activities

Steigerwald Nature Park

The Steigerwald Nature Park is full of forests, meadows and vineyards along with towns and villages that are home to cultural gems. The Steigerwald Panorama Tour is a quality-certified hiking trail that takes visitors on a journey to the region's most beautiful spots.

The south of the Steigerwald is dotted with lone mountains, separated from one another by meadow valleys, where rare plants and animals can be found. Further to the north, an almost uninterrupted mountain crest extends as far as Zabelstein Mountain on the northern edge of the nature park. Here, visitors are sure to be wowed by a magnificent view of the region of Franconia. The many small ponds within the mountainous setting make it a paradise for birds and dragonflies. Vast beech forests featuring mighty trunks fill the space between the Zabelstein Mountains and Ebrach, home to a Cistercian abbey dating back to 1127 that holds artistic treasures of national significance.

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