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
Tour

Hiking in Zellinger Streuobstland

family friendly
All ages
For groups
all-season
Hiking Trails
Architectural Highlight
City Trip

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

Start
Zellingen
Duration
3 h
Distance
10 km
Key facts of the tour
This hike is a feast for the eyes and the palate and provides lots of interesting facts about the rural culture of fruit growing. The hiking trail leads through typical orchards with apple and pear orchards as well as special crops such as hazelnuts and walnuts. In spring, the blossoms are a delight for the senses, in late summer and early autumn you can snack on the fruit. Look out for the markings with the yellow ribbon. The hiking trail is equipped with information boards that provide background information as well as anecdotes 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.

Schedule

Tour starts on Bahnhof Retzbach-Zellingen

Direction

From the railway station, walk towards the Old Main Bridge in Zellingen, which you also cross. Follow Br├╝ckenstra├če until you reach Turmstra├če, which you turn into. This will take you straight to Zellingen's historic town hall.

old town hall Zellingen

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

Br├╝ckenstra├če 9
97225
Zellingen

Phone: 09364 ÔÇô 8139908
Monday: 09:00am - 03:00pm
Tuesday: 09:00am - 03:00pm
Wednesday: 09:00am - 03:00pm
Thursday: 09:00am - 03:00pm
Friday: 09:00am - 03:00pm
altes Rathaus Zellingen, Foto: Melanie Herbst

Direction

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

Zellingen gate tower

Zellingen's landmark is the medieval gate tower, also known as the "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.
Throughout the year, exhibitions and public events are organised in the gate tower. It can also be booked for weddings.

Billingsh├Ąuser Str. 2
97225
Zellingen

Torturm Zellingen, Foto: Jil Abfalter

Direction

Now turn into W├╝rzburger Stra├če, which you follow until the junction with Sanderaustra├če. Here you will find today's town hall on the right-hand side, where the Zellingen administrative community is based.
From the town hall, follow the signs for the hiking trail through the orchards (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 come across an information board and further signposts.
The route continues close to nature on meadow paths, zigzagging a little. Simply follow your track and the signposts. You walk between fields and orchards and come to the ST 2300, which you also cross on the way back to the village. Now follow the M├Ąhderweg back into the centre of the village.
If you want to take a souvenir with you, it is worth turning left again from M├Ąhderweg into Leinacher Weg and stopping by Bauermees Fruchts├Ąfte at Sanderaustra├če 3-5. At Kaffeemittelfabrik & Fr├╝chteverwertung A. Bauermees you can buy locally produced fruit juices and wines. It is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.
Your walk ends at the Old Town Hall and you follow the familiar route to the Old Main Bridge.

Old Main Bridge Zellingen/Retzbach

The Old Main Bridge in 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 either side and watch the ships travelling through.
Zellingen Bridge, 97225 Zellingen

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

Tour ends on Bahnhof Retzbach-Zellingen

Direction

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

Hotel-Gasthof Vogelsang, Untere Hauptstra├če 9-11, 97225 Retzbach. Homemade spaetzle and hearty meat dishes are served here. Of course, vegetarians also get their money's worth.

Tour map

Start/Ende

Bahnhof Retzbach-Zellingen

Bahnhofstra├če 23

97225 Zellingen

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