Hiking the Nibelungensteig / 120 KM, 4000 m Elevation Gains in 40 Hours13/04/2013
Over Easter, it was time again to reach out for the limits of my physical capabilities after the awesome trip in 2011 (200 KM in 3 days). This time, we focussed on the “Nibelungensteig” located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
From a cultural perspective, this trail has a lot of interesting locations to provide. Most of the tiny towns along the trail are worth to be visited and explored by foot. Unfortunately, we did not spend much time on this due to the time constraints so this is a compromise you have to make.
According to the website of the Nibelungensteig, the trail is quite challenging with about 124 KM in total and about 4000 meters of altitude that have to be climbed. I highly recommend to download the GPS coordinates of the complete trail – an overview of the trail can be found here. But please be aware that in some parts the trail management has changed the route, so the GPS coordinates are not totally accurate.
Some of the pics we made along the trail:
On of the interesting things to see on the trail
Camping the night before we kicked of the trail
80 Km really kicked in
Not the best weather – rain, snow
No hairdresser around
One of these very nice castles on the trail.