Regional hiking trails

‘Sluice Hike’

9th Hike




Duration:1.5 hours
easy (circuit of the Main banks)
‘Hiking noticeboard’ in Kreuzwertheim/Main Bridge


Your hike starts at the noticeboard (old Main Bridge in Kreuzwertheim) and turn right to follow the marking for route W5. Passing the disused railway station, you will reach a car park. Continue straight ahead (W4) along the banks of the Main. You will soon see the Eichel sluice. After crossing it, you proceed up the steps on the right to the Main Cycle Path. Turn left and follow the W4 marking along the banks of the Main. Shortly before reaching Wertheim, you will see the Schlösschen im Hofgarten Museum (18th century) on the left-hand side, situated in beautiful grounds. It is well worth visiting its remarkable collection of porcelain, precious paintings from the Berlin Secession, as well as the current exhibitions. Perhaps you will fancy a slice of home-made cake, which you can sample over a small break in the café Sahnhehäubchen right next door.

Now you can either return by the same hiking trail, or continue your walk along the cycle path (adjacent to the Hofgartenschlösschen). You will reach the old town of Wertheim after around 300 metres along the river Main. Then you cross the Main Bridge to return to your starting point.