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Blick auf Retzbach, Foto: Juergen Storch, Lizenz: Markt Zellingen Feldweg im Streuobst Zellingen , Foto: Jil Abfalter Main, Foto: Juergen Storch, Lizenz: Markt Zellingen altes Rathaus Zellingen, Foto: Melanie Herbst Torturm Zellingen, Foto: Jil Abfalter Alte Mainbr├╝cke mit Blick auf Zellingen, Foto: Reinhold Meurer

Hiking in the Zelling Orchard Land

This discovery tour offers feasts for the eyes and the palate all in one. Travel by train and explore the rural culture of fruit growing in the Main-Spessart region.

3 h
10 km
Key facts of the tour
This hike is a feast for the eyes and the palate and provides a lot of interesting information about the rural culture of fruit growing. The hiking trail leads through typical meadow orchards with apple and pear stands as well as special crops such as hazel and walnut. In spring, the splendour of the blossoms is a delight for the senses, in late summer and early autumn you can nibble on the fruit. Look out for the markings with the yellow ribbon. The hiking trail is equipped with information boards that tell background information as well as many an anecdote from the region.
A hiking tour for explorers and nature lovers

Start and end station

Start station
Bahnhof Retzbach-Zellingen
3 tour steps
10 km / 3 Stunden
End station
Bahnhof Retzbach-Zellingen

Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.


Tour starts on Bahnhof Retzbach-Zellingen


From the station, walk in the direction of the Alte Mainbr├╝cke Zellingen, which you also cross. You follow Br├╝ckenstra├če until you meet Turmstra├če, which you turn into. Here you will come straight to Zellingen's historic town hall. Next to it in the former farm building is the tourist information office, where you are welcome from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Old town hall Zellingen

The town hall was built in 1609. The staircase gables and the profiled sandstone window frames are particularly striking. There is also a Julius Echter coat of arms stone on the building. In 1866, the town hall underwent some structural renovations. It was completely renovated in 1963/64.

Br├╝ckenstra├če 9

Phone: 09364 ÔÇô 8139908
Monday: 09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 15:00
Friday: 09:00 - 15:00
altes Rathaus Zellingen, Foto: Melanie Herbst


From the historic town hall, walk back a few steps until you turn left into Turmstra├če. This leads you directly to the historic gate tower.

Gate Tower Zellingen

Zellingen's landmark is the medieval gate tower, also called "Ture" by locals. It was built in the 15th century and served as the town gate. Today it still marks the entrance to the old town, the lively centre of Zellingen. In the 18th century, the tower underwent additional alterations and was given a baroque canopy roof.
Exhibitions and public events are held in the gate tower throughout the year. It can also be booked for weddings.

Billingsh├Ąuser Str. 2

Torturm Zellingen, Foto: Jil Abfalter


Now turn into W├╝rzburger Stra├če, which you follow until you reach the Sanderaustra├če intersection. Here you will find today's town hall on the right with the headquarters of the Zellingen administrative community.
From the town hall, follow the signs for the hiking trail through the orchard meadows (red-brown apple) into the Zellingen meadows.
Follow the track, which now leads you along meandering field paths to the Leinach-Erlabrunn cycle path. Here you will encounter an information board and further directional signs.
The route continues close to nature on meadow paths, zigzagging a little. You simply follow your track and the signposts. You walk between fields and fruit trees and come to the ST 2300, which you also cross on your way back to the village. Now follow the M├Ąhderweg back into the village.
If you want to take home a souvenir, it is worthwhile to turn left again from M├Ąhderweg into Leinacher Weg and stop by at Bauermees Fruchts├Ąfte in Sanderaustra├če 3-5. At the Kaffeemittelfabrik & Fr├╝chteverwertung A. Bauermees you can get locally produced fruit juices and wines. Open Thursday, Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 12pm.
At the Old Town Hall, the loop of your walk closes and you follow the familiar path to the Old Main Bridge.

Old Main Bridge Zellingen/Retzbach

The Alte Mainbr├╝cke Zellingen is a truss bridge and was completed in 1884. It was originally a road bridge, but is now closed to car traffic and is still used by pedestrians and cyclists. It connects Zellingen and Retzbach across the Main.
From the bridge you have a great view up the Main towards W├╝rzburg. You can see the silhouettes of Retzbach with the Benediktush├Âhe and Zellingen on both sides and watch the ships passing through.
Zellingen Bridge, 97225 Zellingen

Alte Mainbr├╝cke mit Blick auf Zellingen, Foto: Reinhold Meurer

Tour ends on Bahnhof Retzbach-Zellingen


Follow the pedestrian path from the old Main bridge through Bahnhofstra├če and after about 800 metres straight to Retzbach-Zellingen railway station.
If you are hungry after your hike, we recommend the Vogelsang restaurant, which is located on the right-hand side of the Main bridge on the Retzbach bank.

Hotel-Gasthof Vogelsang, Untere Hauptstra├če 9-11, 97225 Retzbach. Here you can enjoy homemade spaetzle and hearty meat dishes. Of course, vegetarians also get their money's worth.

Tour map


Bahnhof Retzbach-Zellingen

Bahnhofstra├če 23

97225 Zellingen

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