Weinberge im Abt Degen Weintal, Foto: Ralf Schanze Burg Königsberg, Foto: Folker Bergmann Main Radweg, Foto: A. Hub Gleisenau Schlosspark, Foto: A. Hub Weingenuss im Naturpark, Foto: A. Hub Marktplatz Königsberg i.Bay. Torbogen zum Markplatz, Foto: Florian Trykowski Königsberg Marktplatz, Foto: Ralf Schanze Weinberge Abt Degen Weintal, Foto: Florian Trykowski Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG Schloss Ebelsbach Gleisenau, Foto: Florian Trykowski Zeiler Hexenturm , Foto: Stadt Zeil Schlossberg Königsberg Ausblick, Foto: Ralf Schanze Ritterkapelle Haßfurt, Foto: Folker Bergmann
Bycicle tour

By pedal from Oberhaid to Haßfurt

family friendly
For groups
Food highlight
Fine wine

The perfect pleasure tour in the land of wine! Roam the riverside landscapes along the Main between Oberhaid and Haßfurt, visit 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 for this cycle tour, which is suitable for both e-bikes and touring bikes, is Oberhaid railway station. From here, you can already marvel at the sun-kissed vineyards on steep slopes. This wine-growing region is particularly famous for its Silvaner, a light summer wine with a wide range of flavours, from smooth and mellow to earthy and fruity, always with a mild acidity. Take advantage of the opportunities offered on this tour to stop off and sample this regional delicacy.

A cycle tour for connoisseurs, culture lovers and nature lovers

Arrive relaxed and hire bikes from local hire companies. The capacity for taking bikes on the trains is limited and, depending on capacity utilisation, taking your own bike on board cannot be guaranteed.

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 railway station.

Bahnhofstr. 4
96173
Oberhaid

Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG

Direction

From the railway 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), take the "Weinradweg am Main". It is marked with a blue M and 6 green dots.

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

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

Gleisenau Castle

The manorial estate came into the possession of Domdechant 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 the early neoclassical style. In the second half of the 20th century, the castle served as a company training centre until it was taken over by the municipality of Ebelsbach 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, Foto: Florian Trykowski
Schloss Gleisenau, Foto: Florian Trykowski

Direction

You return the same way and continue along the "Wine Cycle Route on the Main" towards Haßfurt to Zeil am Main.

Numerous vineyards, wineries and wine taverns vie for your attention. The Berninger winery, the Frankenweingut and the Heckenwirtschaft Bauerschmitt are just a few examples.
The cycle path takes you into the centre of Zeil to the market square with its historic half-timbered architecture. Just a few metres away you can already see the witches' tower.

Zeiler Hexenturm documentation centre

Zeil am Main was once heavily involved in the history of the "witch hunt". The "Zeiler Hexenturm" documentation centre vividly depicts the history of the "witch hunt". Individual fates and numerous contemporary documents are used to bring the topic to life and encourage visitors to reflect on the mechanisms of marginalisation. 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 , Foto: Stadt Zeil

Direction

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

Then take the first exit in the direction of Krum/Königsberg. Cross the main road and follow the "Abt-Degen-Weintal-Radweg" (ADW) cycle path. You can already see Königsberg Castle from afar.

Königsberg castle ruins (Schloßberg in Königsberg)

The ruins of Königsberg Castle stand on the Schlossberg. The castle was probably originally built around 900 and was extended in later centuries. In the 15th century, it was further extended 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 "Schlossberg Community", which was founded in 1921 and is still active today, set itself the task of clearing the ruins of rubble, rebuilding and maintaining them on a voluntary basis - which is why they are in good condition today. However, only the massive foundation walls and a few bastions, the rebuilt watchtower and the bridge spanning the deep moat still bear witness to its 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 Tuesdays.

Schlossberg 14
97486
Königsberg i. Bay.

Schlossberg Königsberg Ausblick, Foto: Ralf Schanze
Burgruine Königsberg-i.-Bay., Foto: A. Hub
Schlossberg Königsberg, Foto: Simon Kogej

Direction

Once you arrive 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 little town straight out of a picture book - a half-timbered ensemble of European standing. In the historic old town, which is a listed building, each half-timbered house has its own history.

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

Follow the main road out of town towards Haßfurt. At the Donzerer Straße junction, turn right into the field, downhill, and then left onto the cycle path at the next opportunity.

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 (Knights' Chapel) was coined because of the numerous coats of arms that can be seen on the cornice of the choir. It is a never-before-seen book of coats of arms of the German nobility. The foundation stone of the chancel was laid around 1390, that of the long house in 1431. The sacred building contains some valuable works of art. Above the door of the west portal, for example, there is the "Four Virtues Man", who is 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 St 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, Foto: Folker Bergmann
Ritterkapelle, Foto: Stadt-Hassfurt

Tour ends on Haßfurt Bahnhof

Direction

If you want to end your cycle tour in a Franconian pub, we recommend the Wirtshaus zum Fass in Hauptstraße 59, just 500 metres from the Ritterkapelle.

You can also take Hauptstraße in the direction of Bahnhofsstraße, which will take you directly to your train.

Tour map

Start

Oberhaid Bahnhof

Bahnhofstraße 4

96173 Oberhaid

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