Discover Franconia’s natural beauties and cultural highlights.
Look forward to your holiday in Franconia in the stunning holiday region of Franconian Switzerland – we have compiled a selection of recommended cultural and historical sights and day trip destinations for you here:
  • Nuremberg
    The old imperial city and its museums with the world-famous Christmas market
  • Bamberg
    The city of bishops and beers
  • Bayreuth
    Richard Wagner’s city
  • Kulmbach
    The capital of beers
  • Forchheim
    The former royal city with “underworld tour”
  • Caves
    An excursion into the “underworld”
  • Valleys and castles
    Head to Schloss Greifenstein and Sanspareil or Rothenberg Fortress
  • Schloss Weißenstein
    Through Aischgrund to Pommersfelden and the Schönborn family castle
  • Veldensteiner Forst nature reserve
  • Tours through Franconian Switzerland
    On the trail of Balthasar Neumann
  • Hiking and indulging
    Guided hikes (torchlit hikes), microbreweries and Franconian specialities
  • Festivals in Franconia
    Nuremberg’s Christmas market, Easter fountains, Walberla festival, cherry festival in Pretzfeld, Bamberg’s Sandkerwa with water jousting, Erlangen’s Bergkirchweih, Nuremberg fair, Bayreuth Festival, Kulmbach’s beer week
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    The old imperial city with the “The Master Draught” historical festival and Christmas market all year round
  • Upper Palatinate and Steinwald nature reserve
    Porcelain and leather goods or Waldsassen Basilica
  • Fichtelgebirge
    Along the glass route to the Luisenburg labyrinth of rocks
  • Thuringia Forest
    To Saalfeld and Jena or Schleusingen and Oberhof
  • Saxony’s Vogtland
    Via Hof and Plauen to Klingenthal and Markt Neunkirchen