Why not use the opportunity of your visit to get to know our region, the diverse landscape and the cultural sights as well as the region's highlights. Browse through the expansive opportunities Upper Franconia has to offer.
Whether you're wearing hiking boots, riding your bike or doing trail running: explore the Franconian Forest, the first region certified by the state of Bavaria as a quality region for hiking in Germany, and its diverse natural environments. There's a lot to discover: deep meadow valleys, thick mountain forests and plateaus with a wonderful view; pastures, colorful fields which make the landscape look like a mosaic, christmas tree plantations; thin streams, colorful hedges and strange rock formations!
The diverse landscape of the Fichtel Mountains provides a wide range of activities both in summer and in winter - for activity holidays, for relaxing and for family trips but also for camping tours or your next wellness trip as a couple.
Whether you prefer hiking, riding your bike or doing winter sports, the Fichtel Mountains are best experienced through activities in the heart of nature.
As a romantic mountainscape, the nature preserve, which is shaped by land forms of the White Jura with its limestone rocks, karst springs, deep valleys and caves with enormous dripstone formations, is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Multiple incredible sceneries can be found here: it is considered to be the region of Germany with the most rocks and caves besides the Alps.
The discovery tours through Bamberg, a UNESCO world heritage site and a city with a rich culture and history, delights visitors with its diversity: the mountain town on the seven hills with its outstanding Domplatz, the island town between the branch streams of the Regnitz river whose pedestrian area is seen as the city's vivid center, and the "Gärtnerstadt", where a centuries-old tradition is being lived. The extramural Bamberger Land is a paradise for bikers and hikers, for discoverers of culture and beer lovers.
The Nürnberger Land is located ahead of the gates of Nuremberg to the east and features a unique diversity of different landscapes. There are over 3,000 kilometres of hiking trails and cycle routes which lead across spacious forests, scenic pasturelands and over hidden dunes.
Spectacular ravines and rare plants, but also defiant castles and medieval timber-frame towns can be discovered. Cozy inns invite you to stop by or to celebrate a traditional parish fair.