is a town in the district of Bad Kissingen
. The town lies in the southern part of the Ron Mountains
and is crossed by the River Lauer,
(a tributary of the Saale). On the 27th of September 770 Egi and Sigihilt donated the assets of the monastery of “Munirihestat” of Fulda. This is the earliest verified mention of Münnerstadt. In the 12th century Count Henneberg began the establish his presence in Münnerstadt and built a castle on the river Lauer
and the inhabitants of old Münnerstadt, having left their dwellings because unprotected, moved into the walls of the new castle.
We resume our walk from the Kirchplatz
, along the Kirchgasse and turn left: we are now in the Marktplatz
and we continue on the Velt-Stoss-Strasse, at the end of which we turn left again and take the Waschlauerweg which we follow for about 500 m. Upon arriving on the Schwimmbadweg we turn right and follow the course of the River Talwasser
, a tributary of the Lauer, so we turn left and continue on the Talweg; we cross the railway line, then the river which we continue to follow downstream, crossing the driver several times left and right until we come to the Motorway 71.
We have now walked 8 km through a green valley gently uphill; in fact this stage has a regular course: the first part goes uphill and the second downhill. Arriving at the motorway we turn right and follow it for 900 m, up to the underpass. We cross the motorway and turn sharp right on the footpath which in 2,6 km will take us to Rannungen.
When we arrive at the first buildings of the village we go left on the Bonifatiusstrasse, then the Brunnenstrasse, which takes us into the fields. We now walk across a beautiful countryside and in 2,5 km we arrive at Pfandhausen
, another small village half way along this stage. We enter the village along the Kirchenstrasse, we turn right on the Hauptstrasse, which we follow for 500 m, then we turn left on the Zum Wasserturn, at the end of which we turn right and return into open countryside. Now for a distance of 4 km we follow the lane which skirts the woodland, then for 800 m crosses the fields to arrive on the Oberer-Grund
; here we turn right on the SW8
which we follow on the left for 300 m; we now enter Hambach
and walk along the Hauptstrasse
, with which we cross the entire village. Once out of the village we continue to walk on the SW8 for 2 km and arrive at Dittelbrunn
which we cross from North to South, first on the Hauptstrasse then on the Dittelbrunnerstrasse. We arrive on the St2280
, see turn right on the Fehrstrasse, then left on the Kornmarkt and continue on the Obere Strasse which takes us to the centre of town.
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