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Learn to Forage Wild Food in Franconia

Buckenhof, Germany

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Experience hosted by Tristan

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

Discover seasonal plants and mushrooms with a foraging expert. You'll learn which can be used for wild food and which must be avoided. I'll show you up close the details you need to recognise for safe identification and share stories of their folklore an uses through history.

Introduction (20 mins)
We will start with an introduction to foraging including important rules to ensure you can forage for wild food and provisions in a safe and sustainable way.

Foraging walk (Up to 2 hours)
I'll take you into the forests and fields where you will discover seasonal mushrooms and plants. I'll help you learn how to find and identify them and teach you which can be collected for food or other uses.

Reviewing our finds (10-20 mins)
We will return to our start point where you will learn some recipes for what we have found and have the opportunity to ask further questions.

You'll leave this experience with a greater appreciation of the diversity of wild food in nature and the need to protect our natural resources.
Other things to note
Although we will be spending a couple of hours walking, we do not normally cover a large distance since we take frequent stops for the plants and mushrooms. Please consider that we will be out in the forest and only nature's toilets are available.
Discover seasonal plants and mushrooms with a foraging expert. You'll learn which can be used for wild food and which must be avoided. I'll show you up close the details you need to recognise for safe identification and share stories of their folklore an uses through history.

Introduction (20 mins)
We will start with an introduction to foraging including important rules to ensure you can forage for wild food and provisions in a sa…

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What's included

  • Food
    A tasty snack from the wild
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Insect repellent
    Sun screen
    Hand sanitiser
From $56
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Tristan

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 2 Reviews
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I grew up in England and always had a passion for science, nature and food. Later as an adult I combined them and trained with and worked for one of the UK's leading wild food foraging education companies. At the end of 2018 I moved to Erlangen and discovered the beauty of the Franconian landscape along with the abundance and diversity of mushrooms. I forage for plants and mushrooms throughout the year turning them into a range of tasty treats, meals and drinks. Nothing gives me greater pleasure to share the wonder of the natural world and help people reconnect with their foraging heritage.
I grew up in England and always had a passion for science, nature and food. Later as an adult I combined them and trained with and worked for one of the UK's leading wild food foraging education companies. At the end of 2018 I moved to Erlangen and discovered the beauty of the Franconian landscape along with the abundance and diversity of mushrooms. I forage for plants and mushrooms throughout the year turning them into a range of tasty treats, meals and drinks. Nothing gives me greater pleasure…
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Where you'll be

The Sebalder Reichswald is a huge forest stretching from Erlangen in the north down past the west of Nuremburg. The walk will start at easily accessible parking at the Buckenhofer Forst. Depending on the weather and what is currently in season, I will guide through the best locations to find a wide range of plants and mushrooms.

2 reviews

Jen
October 2020
My husband and I had a great time foraging with Tristan. We are new to foraging and a bit nervous when it comes to identifying mushrooms, but Tristan's in-depth knowledge of multiple local species helped us come out with the basic knowledge that made us comfortable with understanding some common families and species, and basket full of samples. A unique hands-on experience that I highly recommend.
My husband and I had a great time foraging with Tristan. We are new to foraging and a bit nervous when it comes to identifying mushrooms, but Tristan's in-depth knowledge of multip…
Magdalena
October 2020
Great tour and a refreshing way to spend a morning! Tristan is very knowledgable and knows the Forest very well (which is a lovely forest by the way). I learnt a lot through his explanations and was able to take a whole basket full of self picked mushrooms of different varieties home with me. I thoroughly recommend this if you are in the area and want to learn more about what nature has in store for us all!
Great tour and a refreshing way to spend a morning! Tristan is very knowledgable and knows the Forest very well (which is a lovely forest by the way). I learnt a lot through his ex…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear for the weather and forest terrain.

Camera or notepad (optional)