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Trip List by tannerduke

Exploring the Swiss Franconian region between Nuremberg, Bayreuth, and Bamberg.

Mar 31, 2006  Lived in Nuernberg, Germany.
3.5 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

This destination has been a favorite holiday destination for many centuries. Its rolling hills dotted with castles and onion-shaped belltowers, picturesque towns and unspoilt nature are especially attractive during the warmer months of the year.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Nuremberg
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Summer
  • 1. Start your first day in Nuernberg at the Hotel Agneshof.
    Hotel Agneshof, Nuremberg, Middle Franconia

    A comfortable and clean abode in the Sebald quarter, right in the center of the old medieval town. Walk through the age-old cobblestoned streets of Nuernberg and visit its impressive castle, interesting churches, market squares, and shops.

  • 2. Franconian Specialities at the Heilig Geist Spital Restaurant.

    Located above the river Pegnitz, this 600 year old building was once home to a free medical clinic in the Middle Ages. Immerse yourself in this institution's history and stay for an original and hearty Franconian lunch at the restaurant above the water. The restaurant's ambiance and culinary arts are not to be missed. Make sure to ask for the local delights on the menu. There are plenty of them.

  • 3. Nurnberger Felsengaenge (Underground Passageways)
    Historische Felsengaenge Nuernberg, Nuremberg, Middle Franconia

    See the city from underneath its surface and learn about its immense history.

  • 4. Rent a Car and head north into the region of Franconian Switzerland.

    Natural beauty abounds, this is the place for hiking, river rafting, and visiting the castles and towns of the region.

  • 5. Goessweinstein / Hotel Gasthof Stern

    First stop, check in at Hotel. Then explore the vacation haven for people like Richard Wagner and King Ludwig I. Make sure to visit the Basilica Goessweinstein. Located within walking distance of the town, the Hotel Stern is a great starting point for touring the region.

  • 6. Castle Gossweinstein

    Bulit in 1000 A.D., this castle has plenty of history to explore.

  • 7. Visit castles and towns by car.

    The so called "castle road" will take you through the valleys of Franconian Switzerland to visit the most prominent sights.

  • 8. Pottenstein

    Enjoy this romantic little town, make sure to visit its castle and Devil's cave. Since Franconia counts the most breweries per capita in the world, make a rest stop at the Gasthausbrauerei Hufeisen for the original Franconian Biergarten feel and fare located at the foot of the 1000 year old castle.

  • 9. Historic Steam Train Tours.

    Board this historical train, which runs every Sunday in the summer months (April 30th until October 29th), and hop on and off to go hiking or to experience the local culture along the way. Stops are in Ebermannstadt, Gasseldorf, Streitberg, Muggendorf, Burggaillenreuth, Goessweinstein, and Behringersmuehle.