Rund um Leutenbach

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Rund um Leutenbach is a 14.6 kilometer loop trail located near Leutenbach, Bavaria, Germany that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Distance: 14.6 km Elevation Gain: 616 m Route Type: Loop

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forest

river

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wildlife

The hike starts at the Wanderparkplatz in Leutenbach and leads first over the slope on the Ruhweg (IFS-way) up to the Walberla. Past Zwilling we reach the lookout point above the Geierwand the Geierwandkopf (523 m). From here you can see the Wiesenttal over Pretzfeld, Ebermannstadt to Streitberg. The path leads us further to the Walburgiskapelle and to the opposite vantage point on the west side, the Räbelstein (513m). This offers views over the whole Regnitzgrund from Bamberg via Forcheim to Erlangen, to the Nuremberg TV Tower and Hetzles. To the left of the Räbelstein is the Wiesenthauer needle and right, slightly below, the Bismarck tower. Now it goes downhill to the north or direction Kirchehrenbach. On the descent, we pass the cross on the northern slope. Here you can easily overlook Kirchehrenbach. Opposite is Raifenberg with the St. Nicholas Church. When reaching the upper parking lot, we turn left and walk on the Walberla-Rundweg to Wanderparkplatz above Schlaifhausen. We pass below the Räbelstein with its rock formations. From the parking lot we go now the tarred way up in the saddle area of the Ehrenbürg. Here was an entrance gate of the former Celt Settlement. There is also a reconstruction of the then existing protective wall. Now we climb the southern tip of the Ehrenbürg with the 532 m high Rodenstein. Arrived at the summit cross, there is a view of the north summit, the Walberla with the Walburgiskapelle. Looking over the Regnitzgrund to the southeast you can see the Hetzles. If you look further south to southwest you will see the Lindelberg and the Moritzberg west of Nuremberg (binoculars, map and compass are helpful). On the descent to the south you can still run a nature trail. Here are plants, especially orchid species, described by the Ehrenbürg. The Ehrenbürg is a nature reserve because of its flora and fauna. Therefore, only the excellent hiking trails may be used. So please do not invent cross-country tours as there is a bird sanctuary on the southern slope. When reaching the southern car park above Schlaifhausen, in the saddle area between Rodenstein and Eichelberg, we go on the trail towards Dietzhof. Once there, it goes past the brewery inn down to the valley bottom where we pass the Ehrenbach. Heading east, it is now slightly uphill to the chapel on the connecting street Leutenbach - Mittelehrenbach. We follow this street until we reach the branch of Dr. Ing. Chancellor way to come to a couch. The Dr. Kanzlerweg leads us along the Silberbach, up to the St. Moritz chapel. In the upper area of the Silberbach falls over sintering steps about 15 m in depth. After the circumnavigation of the St. Moritz chapel with the hermit's house and the protective wall, it goes steeply uphill to the height level of the castle stone. Almost exactly, we continue until we have reached the Burgstein, about 10 m higher. Here you will find signs to the former castle people Bach and a preserved moat. On the descent, we first go back the same way, but then take the direct path down to Moritzbrunnen. The spring rises in a small field chapel with the figure of St. Moritz. There we cross the street people - Bach - Egloffstein to get over the steps of the Stations of the Cross to the next vantage point overlooking people creek. Continue on the Way of the Cross down to the branch Gungsberg (Jungle Mountain). This will initially circulate and is located on the right above the path. Here, there are via ferrata and a good view over the valley. After the roundabout, we now climb up a narrow fur up to the summit between Gungsberg and sea pond, but then turn left to the north and come on scree paths (Caution slipping hazard, hiking boots required), past striking rock formations, into the area of the lake pond. In this wetland biotope, many hunger fountains come to light in the spring after the snow melts. In summer, on the other hand, the upper part of the valley has dried up. It is advisable to determine the water quality of the Seebach. What is needed is a kitchen sieve and a glass container. With the sieve, we roam the bloated, loose sand in the stream-weak brook area. It captures such small creatures. These are visible after a leaching of the loose sand and can be poured into the water-filled collection vessel for determination. In our experiment, crayfishes, mayfly larvae (three tail threads) and a dragonfly larva were found. This concludes the water quality II. Please return the animals to the stream after the determination. In the upper area of the lake pond there is a distinctive sintered terrace, which from a tributary of the Seebach g