We can take you to the top of the "Ochsenkopf" (1024m | Webcam) and Franconia's highest restaurant (Asenturm). Some signposts are hidden by the snow so we strongly recommend downloading our GPS-Track.
Our hike starts in Bischofsgrün, bus stop „Rathaus“ 329. First follow the "Jägerstraße", Tourist Information and public toilets on the right. Continue along the "Forstgasse" which ends in a small path. Follow this path to the next crossroad "Ochsenkopfstraße", turn right. A yellow signpost, which takes you to the top, starts at "Parkplatz Vogelherd". There are additional signposts: and . At the top you have two options to continue.
Option 1 (6,5 km):
Yellow signpost „Winterwanderweg Ochsenkopf-Fleckl“.
Walk downwards (about 45 minutes) till you reach a road (Kreisstraße BT 4). Turn left into "Bleaml Alm" or turn right and continue to "Fleckl" (yellow or blue signpost). You'll arrive at the bus stop „Seilschwebebahn Süd“ 369 another 45 minutes later.
Option 2 (8,6 km):
Depending on the depth of the snow, this tour might be not accessible.
Your first signpost (=Fränkischer Gebirgsweg) guides you on the way down to the Fichtelsee. At the Fichtelsee (Waldhotel) your signpost changes: Please follow to Fichtelberg. At Fichtelberg follow the "Schneebergstraße". Turn right at "Jahnstraße". Pass the church. At the crossroads turn left to the bus stop "Busbahnhof". Line 369takes you back to Weidenberg R32.
Go to Bayreuth by R3 trains. Continue with bus 329 to Bischofsgün (Please mind that the bus stop "Bayreuth Hbf. Tunnelstraße" is located on the back side of the train station). The time of travel is approx. 2 hours (when starting in Nürnberg). VGN-Ticket recommendation: All day ticket plus (»TagesTicket Plus«).
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