Hike To the lookout tower Stückstein in the Uper Palatine Forest: Position on map

Hike To the lookout tower Stückstein

To the lookout tower Stückstein


Min: 1699 ft
Max: 2680 ft
Uphill: 1079 ft
Downhill: 1168 ft
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Distance: 10.8 miles
Duration:5 h 15 min
Loop trail
Min: 1699 ft
Max: 2680 ft
Uphill: 1079 ft
Downhill: 1168 ft

Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail

Route description

Northern view of Stückstein mountain
CC BY-SA 3.0   © Allexkoch - Eigenes Werk Northern view of Stückstein mountain

The hike starts in Eslar, from where you walk to Ödmeiersrieth and via Premhof into the forest. At the junction, follow trail number 24. You will come across signs pointing to the viewing tower. To get there, you have to master a steep ascent. Afterwards, climb the 144 stairs, and get rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view over Upper Palatine and Czech Republic.

To go back, walk downhill, along a disused ski lift, until you get to the game enclosure. The park here features play grounds for children. Conginue on the way back to Eslarn.

Sturdy shoes necessary

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 11 miles on this strenuous trail. The average length of all hikes in Bavaria is 27 miles.
  • You're facing an uphill climb of 329 vertical meters on this hike. The highest point of the track is 2680 ft above sea level.
  • Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended.

Getting here

Follow motorway A93 to the intersection Oberpfälzer Wald. Keep right and follow motorway A6 towards Prag/Waidhaus/Tschechien. Leave the motorway at exit Waidhaus, and follow St2154 to Eslarn.


Oberpfälzer Wald - Tourismusverband Ostbayern e.V.
Im Gewerbepark D 04
+49 (0)9602 791 050
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