Goldsteig: famed hiking trail celebrates 10 years

Ten years ago in 2007, the vast Goldsteig hiking trail named was declared open, allowing visitors to traverse 660 kilometers of trails that lead through the Upper-Palatinate and the Bavarian forests — from Marktredwitz to Passau. Goldsteig follows a number of medieval trails including the Golden and Castle paths, and a number of former trading, smuggling and border routes. Hikers on the Goldsteig trail have the possibility to explore one national park and five natural parks that offer a variety of unique, pristine landscapes. While Goldsteig’s main trail is a challenge reserved for longdistance walkers, another 750 kilometers of side paths offer smaller stages for day and weekend tours