Excursion tips

Look forward to unforgettable holiday experiences.

Nuremberg zoo

Journey time by car: approx. 45 minutes

Stroll through the woodland parks and watch baby tigers playing, yellow-throated marten sunbathing and be there close up when the seals, polar bears, otters and penguins are fed.

Playful learning is guaranteed here for all ages. The zoo is open every day from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.


Pottenstein adventure mile

Journey time by car: approx. 30 minutes

Pottenstein adventure mile invites you on a discovery tour and great adventures. The absolute highlight is probably the stalactite cave, the largest cave in Franconian Switzerland. Explore the narrow windy passages and underground caverns. The mystical cave was created over millions of years by the pure force of water. Discover the impressive stalactite formations in the cool, pure air. Just a few metres further you can hire a boat at Schöngrundsee and paddle over the lake in warm weather. At Pottenstein Felsenbad you can enjoy the cool water on hot summer days and a whole load of fun and action awaits you at the summer toboggan run. Franconian Switzerland’s landmark is of course Pottenstein Castle, which is definitely worth seeing during your visit in Pottenstein.


Betzenstein high-rope course

Journey time by car: approx. 25 minutes

The high-rope course in Betzenstein can be reached conveniently by motorway and there is a whole variety of climbing opportunities on offer here. Look forward to 11 different courses with different requirements, try out your climbing skills on bridges, nets or tree trunks in an enchanting setting.

Experience nature from a different perspective and enjoy a very special kind of adventure together with your loved ones or as a team-building programme during your conference at Hotel Schloßberg.

Nuremberg transport museum

Journey time by car: approx. 45 minutes

The DB Museum was founded in Nuremberg in 1882 and has other branches in Koblenz and Halle an der Saale. The heart of the museum in Nuremberg is an exhibition on the beginnings of the railway to reunification and it is one of the oldest museums on the history of technology in Europe.

Visit the exhibition on historical rail vehicles and their significant exhibits. Admire Germany’s oldest surviving original steam locomotive, the Nordgau, and King Louis II of Bavaria’s sumptuous carriages.


Nuremberg’s medieval dungeons

Journey time by car: approx. 45 minutes

Not far away from the main market square are the medieval dungeons in the cold vaulted cellars of Nuremberg’s town hall building. They were used from the 14th century to interrogate and confine prisoners until the sentence was carried out. Visitors get an insight into justice back then in twelve small cells and a torture chamber.