Hiking in the Main-Spessart Region

One of the most beautiful hiking areas in Lower Franconia

Are you looking for an idyllic setting for your next hiking holiday? The Main-Spessart region in Lower Franconia is one of the most beautiful natural areas in Bavaria and also offers an excellent network of hiking trails. If you choose our Hotel Mainpromenade in Karlstadt in Lower Franconia, you can even reach some of the hiking trails directly and in just a few minutes from the hotel.

Switch off and hike in Main-Spessart

You just want to get out of everyday life? Then a hiking holiday with us in Karlstadt is perfect for you! Due to its remoteness from urban regions, the Spessart is an insider tip for all fans of peace and nature. Away from the mass tourist destinations in southern and northern Germany, the largest contiguous area of mixed deciduous forests in Germany is waiting to be explored.

Your hiking hotel in Karlstadt, Lower Franconia

Use the Hotel Mainpromenade in Karlstadt as a base camp for your hike through the Main-Spessart. The following amenities await hikers.

  • Full of energy into the hiking day thanks to a rich breakfast at the Hotel Mainpromenade
  • Numerous hiking trails within walking distance
  • Maps and information brochures available at the hotel
  • Personal hiking tips at the reception on site
  • Refreshment after your tour with Franconian delicacies and wines!
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Tips: Hiking tours near the hotel

Mainwanderweg Spessart - from Karlstadt to Gemünden

First you hike through Karlstadt into the Grainberg-Kalbenstein and Saupurzel nature reserve, where a magical plant value awaits you, with orchids among other things. The ascent makes this section the hardest of the tour. Afterwards, however, the magnificent view from the vineyards over the Main valley is worthwhile. The hike then takes you through a forest section to Gambach, from where it continues on a winding route to Wernfeld. From there you hike up an incline to the Adelsberg grotto. After a short detour into the residential area, you soon reach the Scherenburg ruins, which are very well known in Franconia. Now Gemünden is only a short kilometre away. Once in the town, you can stop off at our sister hotel Imhof or take a snack there. The bus will take you back to the Hotel Mainpromenade in about 30 minutes.

Tour link (description in opposite direction)
Route length: approx. 20 kilometres
Difficulty: medium

Circular hiking trail through forest and meadows with a dream view from the vineyard

From the Mainpromenade hotel, you first walk away from the Main riverbank in the direction of the stadium. Passing the stadium, you will soon reach Karlstadt's local mountain, which offers the first magnificent view. Continue through fields and meadows and down into the Werntal valley near Stetten. A small climb follows and after you have crossed the B26, you come to the beginning of a section where the more than 3,500 year-old tumuli of the Spessart await you. After you have duly admired these fascinating sights, comes the toughest section of your tour. But the steep climb up the vineyards is worth every drop of sweat, because at the top you are rewarded with a view of boundless nature. You then hike back to Karlstadt along the Marienwanderweg and past the bird nature trail.

Tour link
Route length: approx. 11 kilometres
Difficulty: medium

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Fancy an active holiday in the Spessart?
Take a look at our hotel offers:

Hotel Mainpromenade
Mainkaistraße 6
97753 Karlstadt
Tel.: +49 (0) 9353 9065-0
Fax: +49 (0) 9353 9065-33


Opening hours restaurant
April - October:
11.30 - 14.00 (Tue-Sun) | 17.00 - 21.30 (daily) - Monday lunch open only on holidays
November - March:
11.30 - 14.00 (Tue-Sun) | 17.00 - 21.00 (daily) - Monday lunch open only on holidays

Hotel reception open
April - October:
07:00 - 23:00
November - March:
07:00 - 22:00

Arrival after 20:00 clock please pre-register