Enjoy the varied landscape around Kulmbach or visit one of the many points of interest.
Peacefully situated in the heart of Upper Franconia, the Flair Hotel Dobrachtal is the ideal starting point for long walks on the extensive hiking trails through the picturesque region, exciting and informative visits to the museums or exploration tours of historical sights.
The margrave town of Kulmbach is home to the largest tin figure collection in the world at the Zinnfigurmuseum.
The Plassenburg, a mighty sandstone castle complex, towers over the city. Both nature and culture are served well here – there are extensive hiking trails and an assortment of museums to explore.
Famous for the Richard Wagner Festival, Bayreuth features many historical buildings that alone are worth the trip.
These include the Margravial Opera House, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The inviting shops are perfect for browsing.
The Fantaisie Palace in Eckersdorf near Bayreuth is one of the most impressive palaces in Upper Franconia.
Enjoy splendid strolls though the extensive park complex on sunny days and visit the Garden Museum to learn about the history of garden design.
Nestling in beautiful Franconian Switzerland, near Mistelgau, Obernsees is a place of serenity and relaxation and features the Obernsees thermal baths.
Here you can experience a new kind of steam bath in the steam stalactite grotto, one of many relaxing sauna and bathing options. Meanwhile your kids will have a great time at the childrens’ play oasis.
“The railway village”, Neuenmarkt is the home of the German Steam Locomotive Museum (Deutsches Dampflokomotiv-Museum). Experience railway history in Germany at the foot of the first steep railway incline in Europe. Rides in historical steam locomotives offer a special kind of vacation experience.
The city of Coburg features the Veste Coburg, one of the largest fortresses in Germany, known as the “Franconian Crown”. The annual Samba Festival brings the charm and dazzling colour of the Brazilian carnival to Coburg and attracts many visitors.
Lucas Cranach is the famous son of the city of Kronach. The scenic old town with its beautiful squares is situated at the foot of the Rosenberg Fortress, by the Hasslach, Kronach and Rodach rivers. Every year, the Faust Festival attracts culture lovers to the city.
Upper Franconia & more
With its varied landscape, museums and excursion options, Upper Franconia has something for both families on holiday and keen explorers.
If you’re looking for sports activities, you’ll find ideal hiking, biking and skiing opportunities in the Fichtel Mountains, the Franconian Forest and Franconian Switzerland.
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