Country of castles: From Bad Friedrichshall to Hirschhorn

  • Author: Katrin
  • Created: July 12, 2018
  • Updated: July 27, 2018
Route type: Cycle path
Difficulty grade: Easy

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 69.35 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 124 m
  • Peak 177 m
  • Climb 430 m
  • Descent 451 m

Breakfast at the hotel Sonne (=sun) started early, so I was on my bike already shortly after 8 AM. I cycled the way along the Neckar which I had taken the day before by foot to Bad Wimpfen.
The temperatures were comfortable and so I cycled along the river and had a wonderful view on the castles which are located on the heights on the left and on the right of the river bank.

For my lunch break I stopped in Eberbach for a huge pizza and took then the final 10 k to Hirschhorn in Hessia under my wheels.
It felt fantastic to have achieved the goal of my trip (federal state number 9: Hessia) already on my third day of cycling.

I arrived shortly before 2 PM, when the tourist information opens, in Hirschhorn and got a room in the best (?) hotel in town, the Krone. The owner emphasized the quality of their kitchen which is regional, fresh and "different".
Unfortunately, even after my walk through town and up to the castle (of course), I was still full from my pizza and therefore had only a big salad at the Kartoffelhaus, the restaurant of hotel Krone.
It was really nice and fresh....but not as extravagant as I would have expected ;-)

Nevertheless, I had a really wonderful room and working internet (!!!), so I was a happy cyclist anyway :-)

The Neckar

There are also storks in the South of Germany

Castle Guttenberg

One more castle from which I don't remember the name

Castle Zwingenberg

I made it to state no.9: Hessia

Stairs up to the castle

And more stairs..... :-)

View from the castle onto the town of Hirschhorn

A left-over water well on Hirschhorn castle

Bye bye, Hirschhorn castle

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