2 - 3
FATMAP difficulty grade
3Kloster Neustadt am MainThe legend says that Charlemagne had a hunting lodge here, three Saxon bishops were Neustadt abbots - surprisingly strong impulses came from the eastern Spessart during the Saxon mission.
Route description:The cultural trail starts at the monastery complex in Neustadt, a former Benedictine abbey, which has been inhabited by missionary Dominican nuns since 1907.
The monastery was founded in 768/69 under Bishop Megingoz of Würzburg, and after a short but steep ascent over the Way of the Cross to Hornungsberg, one has a good overview of Neustadt's strategic location.
From here the marked hiking trail leads to the Margarethenhof.
The history of the once monastic farm can be traced back to the 12th century.
Today the Margarethenhof is no longer accessible and you continue along a beautiful forest path to the Forsthaus Aurora, where a managed forest house invites you to rest.
On the way back the route turns right shortly before Neustadt and reaches the Michaelskirche church, which belongs to the monastery complex in Neustadt, the starting point.