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Attractions in Upper Franconia

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Upper Franconia. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Upper Franconia is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Upper Franconia

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    1

    Nußhardt

    Hiking Highlight

    I still wonder where to enjoy the better view. From the Asenturm at the Ochsenkopf or here at the Nußhardtgipfel on the Ochsenkopf. Mighty rock walls and rock towers enthrone …

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    Staffelberg

    Hiking Highlight

    We are several times a year on the Staffelberg or in the area. It's just beautiful there and is fun to hike and then good food there.

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    Werner
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    3

    Kösseinehaus

    Hiking Highlight

    Great place to stop and stay overnight in the Fichtelgebirge. Easily reached from Schurbach, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Fichtel Mountains. The phenomenal Franconian cuisine is also …

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    Quackenschloss

    Hiking Highlight

    The Quackenschloss is a karst cave near Engelhardsberg a district of the Upper Franconian market town Wiesenttal in the district of Forchheim in Bavaria.

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    Rudolfstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Here, too, is one of those oddly shaped rock castles that are so often found in the Fichtelgebirge. On the highest of these leads a staircase that allows a clear view on the clearest days to Weißenstädter See.

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    Oswaldhöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    The Oswald Cave is a karst cave on the Hollow Mountain, about 800 meters east of Muggendorf, a district of the Upper Franconian market town Wiesenttal in the district of Forchheim in Bavaria.

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    Großer Waldstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The 877 meter high Große Waldstein is a mountain in the northern Fichtelgebirgs horseshoe. In the summit area is mixed forest with old beeches and mighty rock towers, the whole …

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    Burgruine Neideck

    Hiking Highlight

    Visiting the castle ruins as a landmark of the Franconian Switzerland is a MUST.
    Scenic location above the loop of the Wiesenttal, expansion of the old tower ruin to the …

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    Kapelle auf dem Walberla

    Hiking Highlight

    The Walburgis Chapel, which was first mentioned around 1350 and was built in its current form in 1697, probably gave the mountain its name. The bronze statue of Saint Walburga, …

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    Rombea
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    Giechburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle is located on the western end of a rocky Jurakuppe in Spornlage visible from far above the valley. The third section of the plateau to the east of …

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    Rodenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    At 532 meters, the Rodenstein is almost 20 meters higher than the Walberla. The entire mountain is under nature protection and is officially designated as an "honorary citizen".

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    Lillach Sinterterrassen

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Lillachtal natural monument has been created over the last 10,000 years and has developed the so-called sinter terraces. This natural spectacle is very rare, as different local conditions must …

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    Lillachquelle

    Hiking Highlight

    The Lillach has much to offer, not only the sinter terraces, but also a "real" source. Beautifully under a stone and across the way flows the spring water. Fantastic playground …

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    Biene
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    Adlerstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The Adlerstein is a viewpoint on the plateau at Engelhardsberg with a view of the northern Franconian Switzerland.

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    15

    The giant castle at Doos is a so-called cave ruin in the valley of the Wiesent in the municipality Wiesenttal. It represents the remnant of a larger karst cave of Frankendolomit, which was created by the action of water.

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    The first Adelgundis chapel on the Staffelberg was destroyed during the Peasant Wars; today's chapel was consecrated in 1654. A hermit's hermitage was then built, which was replaced by a …

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    Asenturm Ochsenkopf

    Hiking Highlight

    The Asenturm, which opened in 1923, is still considered the best place for a spectacular Ochsenkopf view. As the second highest mountain of the Fichtelgebirge, located at an altitude of …

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    Döbraberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The "trademark" of the Döbraberg is the bright dome of the radar station of the Bundeswehr. The station, formerly operated by the US Air Force, gives the mountain a distinctive …

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    19

    Friesener Warte

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    When the weather is nice, the glider is on Sunday. Then often the hut of the sailing sports club (friesener-warte.de) is managed. Very nice beer garden where you can see the planes.

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    Schneeberg

    Hiking Highlight

    From the highest elevation of the Fichtelgebirge there is a comprehensive view of the Franconian and Thuringian Forest, Magpie and Ore Mountains and the Bavarian-Bohemian border mountains.

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