Apples, Bees, Sheep: Franconian Must Road
Orchard meadows characterise the Central Franconian region around the Hesseberg. Flowers, herbs and grasses provide food for bees and sheep on the natural fields. These in turn ensure that the apple blossoms are pollinated and keep the meadows free of undergrowth.
How this ecosystem works and still provides natural fruit for juices, brandies and sparkling wine can be experienced on hikes along the Franconian Must Road. The path, which was laid out in 2004, leads past distilleries and cider houses, which are happy to invite you for tastings. But also beekeepers and sheep stables, Kneipp facilities and teaching gardens, country inns and cosy hotels.