The natural and culture landscape around Nuremberg attracts walkers from all over Germany: bizarre sandstone and limestone formations, extensive forests, idyllic valleys and hills are awaiting nature lovers here.
If you lace up your hiking boots around Nuremberg, you can rely on a well-marked network of paths. Whether you set out on a tour through the Reichswald forest, along the idyllic Pegnitz valley, through the Rangau or over the heights of the Franconian mountains: the Fränkischer Albverein, some sections of the Deutscher Alpenverein and many tourist associations and municipalities will recommend routes and maintain the paths and sign-posts. In addition to several branches of the Route of St. James, since 2004, the Frankenweg (Franconian Way) has passed through Nuremberg and its surroundings. This long-distance walk of 517 kilometres' length traverses Franconia from the Rennsteig mountains to Swabian mountains.
For those who want to travel to their hiking start by bus or by train, the Nuremberg Region Public Transport Association (VGN) provides loads of recommendations for traffic routes and gives tips for outings. Inns serving Franconian specialities and comfortable beer gardens can be found near almost every walking route, inviting you to a little rest.