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In Lettgenbrunn, the source place of the Jossa, the exciting 12.1 km long Spessart track starts.
The small village with its eventful past is waiting to be discovered.
From the interesting church the circular path leads out to the fields and meadows.
When the view of the golf course becomes clear, the mighty Beilstein is reached.
At the foot of this jagged basalt colossus - a special feature of the Buntsandsteingebirge of the Spessart - the Villbach is crossed, which forms the Junge Jossa in Lettgenbrunn together with the spring that rises there.
A narrow path leads uphill to the Beilstein nature reserve - one of the oldest in Hesse.
On the eastern side of the high basalt rock, the ruins of the former Beilstein Castle are circumnavigated.
The route continues through dense forest until the hiker is led around the village above Lettgenbrunn along the edge of the forest with its panoramic views.
The hiker can enjoy the magnificent view over the spring catchment area before the path turns back into the forest and, as he leaves the forest, has a wonderful view of the Jossa valley, which stretches out to the north.
Accompanied by lush meadows and fields, the route leads over the free mountain ridge.
On his forehead the path makes its way down to the boy Jossa, before the pretty Spessart village Pfaffenhausen is touched.
As a small stream it flows through a narrow valley.
The lucky seeker is greeted by lush green grass before the circular path crosses the forest above the narrow valley.
We pass a refuge and cross the mountain.
After leaving the forest, the path, accompanied by old trees, leads along the Bachanger back to the starting point.
After this eventful circular hike, you can stop off at one of the two inns in the village - a relaxing break from the hiking experience.
Length: 12.1 kmHiking car parks: Jossgrund-Lettgenbrunn, Jossgrund-PfaffenhausenRetention possibilities: Jossgrund-LettgenbrunnMoments of happiness: Jossa spring, Beilstein, panoramic slope passage above Lettgenbrunn, mountain ridge with view over Pfaffenhausen