The Frankish Jura is a superb climbing region and is in the northern part of the Amberg-Sulzbacher region. The variety and quantity of climbing options are exceptional: 1,000 cliffs offer 12,000 climbing routes. Redpointing was invented here, and the first Bühler climbing bolt was cemented here. But these cliffs are not just for the international climbing elite; pleasure climbers also travel to enjoy these climbs. Two of the most well-known and best highland climbing routes in Germany, the Noris climb and the Höhenglück climb, are found in the Amberg-Sulzbacher region.


The Höhenglücksteig is one of the best climbing routes in Germany. It can also be completed as a hinking tour without wire rope or securing. Therefore, the high back trail for beginners and professionals is a worthwhile tour. It begins on the southwest side of the rock massif Schwarzer Brand near Hirschbach and leads in three sections up and down. The third part is the most demanding part, which requires a lot of strength, endurance and surefootedness. Shortly before the entrance to the Höhenglücksteig there is a climbing route for children.


Built in 1928 as a hiking and via ferrata Norissteig is one of the most famous tours. It begins in Fischbrunn and ends in Mittelhirschbach and leads in its course through the numerous rock groups in the Hirschbachtal. The distance is about 6 km and requires a walking time of 1.5 hours. For climbing about 3.5 to 4.5 hours are scheduled. The Norissteig is insured with steel pins and wire ropes and never exceeds the difficulty level of 1. However, it should not be committed unsecured.

High ropes course

The forest high ropes course on Monte Kaolino in Hirschau with its five parcous offers a special experience in lofty heights. Without violating nature and the trees, exercises and obstacles are to be overcome at 4 - 12 meters. Under the treetops the path leads over wire ropes, swings, rope bridges and boardwalks.

Freizeitpark Monte Kaolino
92242 Hirschau
Tel: 0174 / 3309478