Sunday 1 September 2024

Aerial photo of Streitberg, the B 470 road and the Wiesent river in Franconian Switzerland, Germany (Author: pegasus2 at German Wikipedia / public domain / photo cropped by


The Fränkische Schweiz Marathon takes place annually in early September in Franconian Switzerland, a very hilly region in the northern part of Germany's state of Bavaria, popular for its rock formations, caves, castles and breweries.

Starting in the small town of Ebermannstadt, competitors run out and back on the B 470 road which follows the Wiesent river and passes several pretty villages such as Streitberg (pictured).

The route is undulating. The course is closed off to traffic during the race.

Marathon runners and relay teams of two, three, four or five members are welcome to take part in the classic 42.2k run.

In addition, the event offers:

  • 42.2k handbike marathon
  • 21.1k half marathon
  • 21.1k run & bike
  • 10k run
  • 4.2k run or walk (on Saturday)
  • 400m and 1,000m kids' races (on Saturday)


Map of the venue:


23. Fränkische Schweiz Marathon:


  • 1 September 2024 (Sunday)

Event website:


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