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Hike Schönsee Castle Trail

Schönsee Castle Trail


Min: 2067 ft
Max: 2940 ft
Uphill: 1772 ft
Downhill: 1467 ft
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Distance: 9.76 miles
Duration:4 h
Min: 2067 ft
Max: 2940 ft
Uphill: 1772 ft
Downhill: 1467 ft

Trail characteristics

Hiking trail

Route description

Schönsee Castle Trail connects the castle ruins of Frauenstein and Reichenstein, taking hikers back in time to the Middle Ages. The second half of the tour features some very steep ascents, Hence, you should really have enough stamina. Starting at Frauenstein castle ruins, you continue cia Wotanstein to Drechselberg, and then walk to Reichenstein castle ruins. At the end, you can enjoy the view from the Bohemian Forst viewing tower.

Sturdy shoes necessary
Eating options available

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 10 miles on this strenuous trail. The average length of all hikes in Bavaria is 27 miles.
  • You're facing an uphill climb of 540 vertical meters on this hike. The high point of the hike is located at an elevation of 2940 ft.
  • Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.


Sturdy shoes and weather proof clothing is recommended. Furthermore, you should bring some snacks and enough to drink.

Getting here

Take motorway A93, which you leave at exit 30-Nabburg towards Schönsee. Turn right onto St2156, and follow the road until you can turn right onto B22. Turn left, then follow St2159. Turn right twiche onto Schönseer Straße, then continue to the main road (Hauptstraße). There is an inn at Frauenstein, where you can park your car.


Tourismuszentrum Oberpfälzer Wald - Landkreis Schwandorf
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+49 (0) 9433 203810
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