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Kleintettau glassmaker former inner-German border

Strolling around in the Franconian Forest

Themebooks: Forest Moments | published: 2020-04-03 | edited: 2020-04-03 | created by: Frank

There are beautiful places and sites everywhere. You just have to take your time to discover them. I was able to get to know a really beautiful region some time ago. Kleintettau in the Bavarian Franconian Forest. The very special about this region is that you can explore the former inner-German border there. An area which was prohibited zone before 1989. Today you can experience beautiful forests and paths around Kleintettau or have a good time at the Ölschnitzsee. Sometimes this is all the soul needs.

The forest paths are also something special: They were used by glassmakers in former times. That's where the deep notches come from and the width of the path was shaped by the width of the horse-drawn carriages. You can see it in the picture above.

My hike can be found here (mapy.cz).

Kleintettau glassmaker former inner-German border Ebersdorf
Kleintettau glassmaker former inner-German border Ebersdorf

Ebersdorf

Kleintettau glassmaker former inner-German border

Scottish highland cattle in the Franconia Forest

Kleintettau glassmaker former inner-German border
Kleintettau glassmaker former inner-German border
Kleintettau glassmaker former inner-German border

old path of former glassmakers

FrankenwaldSteigla "Steinbacher lifelines" and the Ölschnitzsee

Just let your mind wander in the forest. You cannot describe the FrankenwaldSteigla much better. In between you pass the Ölschnitzsee, you can swim or simply relax.

My hike can be found here (mapy.cz).

Kleintettau FrankenwaldSteigla Ölschnitzsee

Ölschnitzsee

Kleintettau FrankenwaldSteigla Ölschnitzsee
Kleintettau FrankenwaldSteigla Ölschnitzsee
Kleintettau FrankenwaldSteigla Ölschnitzsee

Sleeping in the nature - a wonderful campsite in the Franconian Forest

Just spend the night in nature, under the stars, hear no cars, only the rustling of the forest or the crackling of the campfire. The campsite in the Franconian Forest is ideal for simply spending a first night in nature or for a stopover between a two-day hike. The best thing is that there is a maximum of 4 tents. So you are almost alone there. It's an incredible experience - to be so surrounded by nature this way. And there will be new campsites in 2020.

To stay overnight you have to reserve a place: more information here. They will also help you to plan your hike.

If you have never done this before, all the noises in the forest can be bit scary. But it's a terrific experience!!! ...and zombies haven't been sighted there either ;-)

campsite Franconian Forest Kleintettau

a wonderful campsite in the Franconian Forest

campsite Franconian Forest Kleintettau

sunset in the Franconian Forest

campsite Franconian Forest Kleintettau

simply WOW

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