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From the River Rhine to the River Main and the Odenwald Forest

235 km


On the traces of Romans, the Nibelungen and Charlemagne, this varied regional stretch extends from the ”Royal Shooting Right“ up to the green heights of the Odenwald Forest and from South Hesse to Baden Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and Lower Franconia.

Discover a millenium of medieval castle and palace architecture, opulent ornamentation coupled with vivid and traditional customs in the midst of magnificent forests and romantic valleys.

Numerous variants in ornamentation, opulently adorned bays and elaborate window constructions characterize the timber frame between the rivers Rhine and Main, the Spessart Uplands and the Odenwald Forest. It reflects the importance and thriving of timber frame towns as early as the Middle Ages in this region.

But this half-timbered house route from the River Rhine to the River Main and the Odenwald Forest can be discovered not only on foot or by motorhome. This region offers especially cyclists many places of interest, well-developed paths and scenic landscapes.

Great importance is attached to exquisite hospitality with particular regional specialities in this region. Whether on a flying visit or on holiday, whether with backpack, by bicycle or train – one cannot miss the historic town centres and the charmingly located farms.