Around Neroth: Forests, volcano and a ruin


The starting point for this hike is the village of Neroth at the Layenstraße/ Hauptstraße junction. This is the start of an interesting circular tour through the varied volcanic landscape.

We take the main road south in the direction of Oberstadtfeld. After leaving the village, we cross the L27 and turn right in a south-westerly direction. Through forest and field, we follow the trail marking "1" and thus create a large arc around Neroth.

However, the highlight awaits us towards the end of the circular walk when we pass the Nerother Kopf at an altitude of 659 metres. The Nerother Kopf is an extinct volcano. The Nerother Kopf was held in high esteem in earlier times and a castle was built on it to protect the domain. The ruins of Freudenkoppe Castle, which date back to the 14th century, are now a listed building. To the left of the path in the middle of the forest, the medieval castle ruins and the "Mühlsteinhöhle" (millstone cave) are hidden.

Back in Neroth, you should definitely take time to visit the famous Mausefalle Museum. Opposite Café Mausefalle is the world's largest mousetrap, which has made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Tip: A delicious piece of cake at Café Mausefalle is well worth it!

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Start: Wanderparkplatz an der L27 südlich von Neroth

Destination: Wanderparkplatz an der L27 südlich von Neroth

Distance: 15.9 km

Duration: 4:10 h

Difficulty: medium

Ascent: 355 m

Descent: 355 m

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