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Goldsteig Day Hike

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Hi,

 

Firstly I wasn't quite sure where to put this so apologies if this is in the wrong forum!

 

I'm thinking of walking part of the Goldsteig hiking trail for a day and wanted to get some thoughts.

 

I live in Erlangen so I was planning on hopping on the train to Marktredwitz early on a Sunday morning on the Bayern ticket.

 

Then walking part of the Goldsteig trail from Marktredwitz to Windischeschenbach and getting on the train back to Erlangen from there.

 

Can anyone with some experience/knowledge of this trail give me some advice on this?

 

Firstly, I'm a very inexperienced hiker and not in the greatest physical shape so do you think it would be doable for me to do that in a day?

 

Secondly, would it be worth doing just that section? I'm mostly interested in seeing some of that great Bavarian scenery I've heard so much about so can anyone with some experience of the trail tell me if that section alone would have some nice stuff to look at?

 

If you don't think this would be a good idea, can anyone suggest any short hikes in Bavaria that I could do in the space of a day while seeing some nice scenery?

 

Any help or advice with this would be much appreciated.

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I can't give you any specific answers, however 33km in a day is not going to kill you. If you aren't in good shape, you'll be sore. Wear good shoes. The land isn't dramatic, but it is pretty country to have a hike through.

 

As an aside, this trip takes you through little known Zoiglland. Basically, Zoigl is a small home-brewed beer with limited availability and fairly low alcohol content. Once a month to six weeks the brewer finishes the brew and opens the doors. Simple food, simple beer and good times. Also, very cheap. Check out the Zoigl calendar and try to time your trip to enjoy a zoigl house along the way. In fact, if you don't mind a little company, I'm up for hiking one Sunday.

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