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RAIL + HIKING IN THE UPPER PALATINATE FOREST

alex takes you directly to exciting hikes

Traffic jams, fuel prices, the search for parking spaces and pollution: There are many good reasons to leave the car behind. Travel sustainably by train to the starting point of your hike and turn your day out into an all-round successful outdoor experience!

With alex and the oberpfalzbahn, we offer you a climate-friendly alternative and take you comfortably from A to B. Our stops are ideal starting points for your hikes.

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Hiking map always at your fingertips, whether on the train or on the trail

Rolling hills, idyllic lake views and unspoilt forests: The Upper Palatinate is rich in stunning natural beauty – which is best explored in hiking boots!

The rail hiking map has nine selected tour suggestions of varying lengths ready for you. The short route descriptions give the main landmarks and route names.

QR codes can be used to access further information about the walks, such as route information, points of interest and GPS tracks.

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Once you have chosen your destination, you will need the right ticket. Nothing could be easier. On alex, you can buy your ticket from the train attendant at the alextreff at no extra cost. And on oberpfalzbahn trains, customer service staff sell tickets right at your seat.

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Perfectly accessible from the alex and oberpfalzbahn stops!

Hiking 2.0 with the Natur-Navi

The nine tours on the rail hiking map are suggestions from the “Natur-Navi Oberpfälzer Wald” (Nature Navigator Upper Palatinate Forest).

The online application bundles a variety of hiking and recreational options along the Goldsteig and its access routes as well as in the Upper Palatinate Forest.

If you prefer to plan your own tour – that is also very easy with the NATUR-NAVI.

Simply call up the digital hiking map under Nature-Navi Upper Palatinate Forest, put together your tour and start hiking with your smartphone as your hiking guide!


The tours on the hiking map

1. Goldsteig circular trail no. 24

1. Goldsteig circular trail no. 24

A gentle hike via the pretty village of Bodenwöhr to the picturesque Hammersee lake. The ideal season kick-off tour to unwind!

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2. Sieben-Brücken-Weg

2. Sieben-Brücken-Weg

A pleasant circular walk along the idyllic course of the Naab River. “Seven bridges to cross” – and all this in a fabulously beautiful landscape.

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3. Eixlbergweg

3. Eixlbergweg

The tour climbs gently but steadily through woods and meadows to the 517m high Eixlberg. There, the church of St Barbara greets you from the top of a prominent cliff.

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Wanderer vor der Dreifaltigkeitskapelle bei Muglhof

4. Weiden circular trail

At 21 kilometres, this is a challenging hike through varied countryside. Fantastic vistas, hidden corners and secluded resting spots offer great rewards!

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5. Harlesberg circular hiking trail

5. Harlesberg circular hiking trail

Take a leisurely stroll along the Waldnaab to Hammerharlesberg: In the past, iron ore was mined here. Today, a rustic inn welcomes exhausted hikers.

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6. Into the Waldnaab valley to the hut

6. Into the Waldnaab valley to the hut

Moss-covered rock formations, a rustic river valley and a fresh Zoigl to finish – “Upper Palatinate at its best” is the motto of this 15 km round trip around Windischeschenbach.

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7. Cultural trail Reuth

7. Cultural trail Reuth

On this easy circular walk, you will discover all kinds of cultural treasures and a typical Upper Palatinate “Zoigl” pub along the way.

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8. From Wiesau to Falkenberg

8. From Wiesau to Falkenberg

The route takes you past forest lakes, ponds and small villages to Falkenberg Castle and the Kommunbrauhaus – a real Upper Palatinate cultural treasure!

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9. To the Marktredwitz House

9. To the Marktredwitz House

Breathtaking views and heavenly food make this challenging 23km walk to the Marktredwitz House (761m) well worth the effort!

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