The Franconian Switzerland

In der Teufelshöhle. Foto: R. Lippert

Our environment is one of the most popular holiday regions in Germany: The Franconian Switzerland as part of nature and landscape protection area "Franconian Switzerland - Veldenstein Forest" is a paradise for hikers, and culturally we have much to offer. For a cultural calendar with all the events in the Franconian Switzerland, visit (German language only)

The Franconian Switzerland is interesting for culture vultures, hikers, climbers, fliers (hang-gliders and powered aircraft), cyclists (touring, road and mountain biking), fossil collectors, castle and cave enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Tip: You can borrow e-bikes and thus explore our beautiful area a bit more comfortable.

Upper Franconia (our district) is rich in beautiful landscapes, cultural and historical sights and interesting cities - all within easy reach in a day trip. For a general overview, see