Weinberge im Abt Degen Weintal Burg Königsberg Main Radweg Gleisenau Schlosspark Weingenuss im Naturpark Marktplatz Königsberg i.Bay. Torbogen zum Markplatz Königsberg Marktplatz Weinberge Abt Degen Weintal Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG Schloss Ebelsbach Gleisenau Zeiler Hexenturm Schlossberg Königsberg Ausblick Ritterkapelle Haßfurt
Destination

By Pedales from Oberhaid to Haßfurt

The perfect pleasure tour in the land of wine! Roam the riverside landscapes along the Main between Oberhaid and Haßfurt, head for old knights' chapels and historic castles.

Start
Oberhaid
Duration
5 h
Distance
43 km
Key facts of the tour
While Bamberg is known for its art of brewing, the riverside landscapes along the Main between Oberhaid and Haßfurt are a tip for all wine enthusiasts. The starting point of this bike tour, which is suitable for both e-bikes and touring bikes, is Oberhaid station. From here you can already marvel at the sun-drenched vineyards on steep slopes. This wine-growing region is particularly famous for Silvaner, a light summer wine whose taste facets are diverse, from smooth, soft to earthy to fruity, always with mild acidity. Take advantage of the opportunities offered on this tour to stop and sample this regional delicacy.

A cycling tour for connoisseurs, culture lovers and nature lovers.

Arrive relaxed and use rental bikes from the local rental companies. The capacity for taking bicycles on trains is limited and taking your own bike on the train cannot be guaranteed, depending on the capacity.

Start and end station

Start station
Oberhaid Bahnhof
5 tour steps
43 km / 5 Stunden
End station
Haßfurt Bahnhof

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

Schedule

Tour starts on Oberhaid Bahnhof

Direction

DB Bicycle Service Station Oberhaid

There are 18 bicycle parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the station.

Bahnhofstr. 4
96173
Oberhaid

Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG

Direction

From the station about 200 m, then turn right to Schweinfurter Straße, from here follow the "Weinradweg am Main". It is marked with a blue M and 6 green dots.

In the direction of the motorway (A70), you then join the "Weinradweg am Main". It is marked with a blue M and 6 green dots.

Between Unterhaid and Stettfeld, even before you see the slopes of Spitzelberg and Kunkelsb√ľhl in the distance, you can stop off at the Wagner Winery. You are welcome with prior telephone arrangement. (Tel. 09503 8771, Hallstadter Stra√üe 5, 96173 Oberhaid-Staffelbach) Otherwise you are catered for Thursdays to Saturdays between 10 am and 5 pm.

In Ebelsbach, turn right and follow the "Ebelsbach-Breitbrunn cycle path" for about 900 m to Gleisenau Castle.

Gleisenau Castle

The manorial estate came into the possession of cathedral dean Otto Groß von Trockau, a member of an ancient Franconian noble family, in 1767. He had the moated castle, which had been there since 1548, demolished and the three-storey manor house built in early classicist style. In the second half of the 20th century, the castle served as a company training centre until it was taken over by the Ebelsbach municipality in 1994. Until 2013, the castle housed a primary school. Today, the municipal administration works in the outbuildings.

The castle chapel and the castle park are freely accessible.

Georg Schäfer Str. 56
97500
Ebelsbach

Schloss Ebelsbach Gleisenau
Schloss Gleisenau

Direction

We return the same way and continue on the "Wine Cycle Path along the Main" in the direction of Haßfurt to Zeil am Main.

Numerous wineries, wine farms and wine taverns vie for your attention. Just to name a few: the Restaurant Berninger winery, the Frankenweingut and the Heckenwirtschaft Bauerschmitt.
The cycle path leads you into the town centre of Zeil to the market square with its historic half-timbered architecture. Only a few metres away you can already recognise the Witches' Tower.

Zeil Witch Tower Documentation Centre

Zeil am Main was once heavily involved in the history of the "witch hunt". In the "Zeil Witch Tower" documentation centre, the history of the "witch hunt" is vividly presented. With the help of individual fates and numerous contemporary documents, the topic is vividly conveyed to the visitor and encourages reflection on mechanisms of exclusion. In addition, the centre also offers space for special exhibitions.

Obere Torstraße14
97475
Zeil a.Main

Phone: 09524 949861
15.03. - 30.10.
Thursday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Zeiler Hexenturm

Direction

From the Hexenturm, continue out of town on the "Abt-Degen-Weintal-Radweg" to the roundabout. You will pass Café Kolb. Perhaps a good opportunity to let the impressions of the exhibition linger in a cosy atmosphere.

You then take the first exit in the direction of Krum/Königsberg. You cross the state road and follow the "Abt-Degen-Weintal-Radweg" (ADW). You can already see Königsberg Castle from a distance.

Königsberg Castle Ruins (Castle Hill in Königsberg)

The ruins of Königsberg Castle stand on the Schlossberg. The castle probably originated around 900 and was expanded in later centuries. In the 15th century it was further expanded and fortified by the Saxon Elector. The castle was abandoned after 1754 and fell into disrepair. In 1898 the ruins came into the possession of the city of Königsberg. The "Schlossberggemeinde" (Castle Hill Community), founded in 1921 and still active today, set itself the task of clearing the ruins of rubble through voluntary work, rebuilding and maintaining them - as a result of which they are in good condition today. However, only the massive foundation walls and some bastions, the rebuilt watchtower and the bridge spanning the deep moat still bear witness to the former strength. The deep well with the well house on the castle plateau has also been preserved. From the castle hill you have a wide view over the Hassberge mountains.

A restaurant on the castle hill is open daily, except on Tuesdays.

Schlossberg 14
97486
Königsberg i. Bay.

Schlossberg Königsberg Ausblick
Burgruine Königsberg-i.-Bay.
Schlossberg Königsberg

Direction

Once in Königsberg, cycle towards the city centre to the market square. Take your bearings from the high church tower.

Here you will find a romantic small town like something out of a picture book - a half-timbered ensemble of European rank. Every half-timbered house in the historic old town, which is a listed building, has its own story.

The birthplace of the famous mathematician and astronomer Regiomontanus is at Salzmarkt 6.

Follow the main road out of town in the direction of Haßfurt. At the crossroads Donzerer Straße turn right into the field, here you go downhill, and then at the next opportunity turn left onto the cycle path.

Now simply follow the "Meiningen-Haßfurt cycle path" to Haßfurt, where the last highlight of this tour awaits you.

Knights' Chapel Haßfurt

The landmark and most important building in the historic town of Hassfurt is the late Gothic Knights' Chapel. It was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The name Ritterkapelle (Knight's Chapel) has become established because of the numerous coats of arms that can be found on the cornice of the choir. It is a book of coats of arms of the German nobility that has never been seen. The foundation stone of the choir was laid around 1390, that of the long house in 1431. The sacred building has some valuable works of art. For example, above the door of the west portal is the "Fourth Virtue Man" stretched between the four cardinal virtues, whose symbols are on his hands and feet: Temperance, Justice, Fortitude, Prudence. The late Gothic parish church also houses valuable works by Tilman Riemenschneider, such as the sculptures of John the Baptist and Mary with the Child.

Obere Vorstadt 17
97437
Haßfurt

Email Address: ritterkapelle.hassfurt.net
Monday: 08:00am - 06:00pm
Tuesday: 08:00am - 06:00pm
Wednesday: 08:00am - 06:00pm
Thursday: 08:00am - 06:00pm
Friday: 08:00am - 06:00pm
Saturday: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Sunday: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Ritterkapelle Haßfurt
Ritterkapelle

Tour ends on Haßfurt Bahnhof

Direction

If you want to finish your bike tour in a Franconian inn, we recommend, for example, the Wirtshaus zum Fass at Hauptstraße 59, only 500 metres from the Ritterkapelle.

You can also get to the Bahnhofsstraße via the Hauptstraße, which will take you directly to your train.

Tour map

Start

Oberhaid Bahnhof

Bahnhofstraße 4

96173 Oberhaid

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