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The "Murgleiter" - vote for Germany's most beautiful hiking trail in 2021

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After the "Landslide"Was nominated by a jury of experts as one of ten multi-day tours for the competition" Germany's most beautiful hiking trail 2021 ", the voting now begins. From January 4th until June 30th all interested parties can call https://wandermagazin.de/de/86/wahlstudio.html vote for their favorite path. In addition to online voting, there is also the option of voting via postcards that will be available from mid-January in the tourist information offices of the participating towns along the “Murgleiter”. The competition “Germany's most beautiful hiking trail” is being announced for the 18th time by the specialist magazine “Wandermagazin”. 

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Eberstein Castle
Eberstein Castle

Now it's about until June 30, 2021 to get as many votes as possible. With their vote, all locals and hiking fans can contribute to helping the "Murgleiter" get on the podium and to bring the award to the Black Forest. Another route from the Black Forest national park region has been nominated in the “Day Tours” category with the “Alde Gott” pleasure trail in Sasbachwalden. A total of 150 applications were received.

Regional partners and special products

The communities along the Murg have come up with something very special to support “their Murgliders” in the election for Germany's most beautiful hiking trail in 2021 and to visibly integrate the competition into local events. They cooperate with local businesses such as bakers, butchers and restaurants. They hang posters in their shop windows calling for people to vote for the Murgliders and display election postcards. Murgleiter products specially created by partner companies are also being considered. 

Five days of pure hiking pleasure

The "Murgleiter" is runningn times lengthways through the northern Black Forest. With a total length of 110 kilometers, the eventful hiking trail has developed into a full-blown long-distance hiking trail. Its five stages add up to a climb of around 3.805 meters. The starting point is the Unimog Museum in Gaggenau, continue with the Merkur, the local mountain of Baden-Baden, to the papermaking town Gernbach, past Weisenbach and through the historic half-timbered town Forbach until after Baiersbronn up to the 1.055 m high Grinding head.

The paths meander along the river through the contrasting valley of the Murg. On the way, the hiker passes a wide variety of habitats and cultural landscapes: from deciduous forests to dense coniferous forests, across accurate vineyards and lovely orchards, fantastic mountain slopes, dreamy hayloft valleys and wide meadows. On the way he encounters some bizarre rock formations, mystical gorges, quiet moors and glacial cirque lakes, as well as the fascinating nature of the Black Forest National Park with its crags. Hiking along the Murgleiter means five days of pure hiking pleasure!

The Murg
The Murg

Here you can take a deep breath in the truest sense of the word and relax in one of the numerous rated places. Thanks to the healthy climate, the region has been a destination for guests looking for relaxation for generations. The air is pure, the climate is pleasant, and body and mind regenerate when you exercise in the fresh air.

If you want to see for yourself that the Murgleiter more than deserves its nomination, it's best to set off from May onwards. Possible path closures are expected until April due to the weather.

Images courtesy of Ulrike Klumpp and Joachim Gerstner