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Attractions in Franconian Switzerland

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Franconian Switzerland. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Franconian Switzerland 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 Franconian Switzerland

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    1

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Walberla

    Hiking Highlight

    The "Walberla" is probably the most famous mountain in Franconian Switzerland. Officially called the witness mountain Ehrenbürg and divided into the 532m high Rodenstein and the 512m high Walberla. Already …

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    Wiesenthauer Nadel

    Hiking Highlight

    All rocks of the Walberlas (twin, vulture wall, Bimarckturm, Wiesenthauer needle, Räbelstein, Rodenstein, fingers, thumb and mushroom) come from the Jura Sea.

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    Pottenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Good starting point for hikes in the Franconian region. Nice places, good prices and good, free parking.

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    Very nice view directly over Pottenstein.

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    Ruine Streitburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle ruin Streitburg or ruin Streitberg is the remnant of a high medieval Adelsburg over the village Streitberg at the mouth of the Franconian Switzerland. The exact time of …

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    Burg Pottenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Pottenstein Castle is one of the oldest castles in Franconian Switzerland and houses a castle museum. It rises on a rock above the town of Pottenstein in the Upper Franconian district of Bayreuth in Bavaria.burgpottenstein.de

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    Basilika Gößweinstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Built by Balthasar Neumann, the predominantly white interior is splendidly furnished. In the votive chamber that can be visited, over 100 life-size wax figures are exhibited, which were donated as …

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    Slightly rising, paved path to the holy mountain, which always offers a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Constant companions are the boards of the nature trail.

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    Felsengarten Sanspareil

    Hiking Highlight

    At the sight of the rock garden, a lady-in-waiting is said to have exclaimed in 1746: "Ah, c'est sans pareil" - "That is unequaled!", Whereupon Margrave Friedrich ordered the renaming …

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