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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 20 beautiful castles to choose from around Forchheim. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 20 castles around Forchheim

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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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    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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    Schloß Atzelsberg

    Hiking Highlight

    Schloss Atzelsberg was built after its destruction in the Thirty Years War in its present form in 1705. It is since 1961 owned by the city of Erlangen. Noteworthy is …

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    Burg Egloffstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Egloffstein was first mentioned indirectly in 1180 with a Henricus de Hegelofuesten, but it was only in 1358 that the sources found a castle chaplain. After a feud with the …

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    Burg Thuisbrunn

    Hiking Highlight

    The place Thuisbrunn is first mentioned in the founding document of the diocese of Bamberg in 1007. The castle lies at an altitude of 467 meters and is a ruin. …

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    Kaiserpfalz

    Hiking Highlight

    In addition to the tourist information, there is also the local museum and several archaeological museums.

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    Schloss Jägersburg

    Hiking Highlight

    Jägersburg was built from 1721 to 1728 as a hunting lodge for the Bamberg prince-bishop Lothar Franz von Schönborn. In his standard work on Franconian monuments, Georg Dehio emphasizes the …

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    Pretzfelder Schloß

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Very nice well preserved castle

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    Altes Schloß

    Hiking Highlight

    Hello Eddie,
    if you create a highlight, you should at least illustrate this and / or describe. So this informational content has zero for the community, you're just looking for the quick click.

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    10

    Reste der Hainburg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Beautiful hiking trails and trails lead to the now well documented with aerial photographs Burgwallanlage. The little ones will enjoy fun between the moats and around Burgwall. Nice with the MTB.

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    Burgstall Hainburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Burgstall Hainburg is located on a spur-like elevation above the surrounding valley areas. The valley of the Rüsselbach is to the south, the Schwabach to the west and the …

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    Kunreuther Schloss

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Unfortunately, it is privately owned, would like to have a look

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    Schloss Pretzfeld

    Hiking Highlight

    history
    12th century built for the lords of Pretzfeld
    1182 (Ministeriale of Pretzfeld)
    Destroyed in the Peasants' War by the Ebermannstädter Bauernhaufen in 1525, then rebuilt
    1589 Construction of today's …

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    Burgstall Altes Schloß

    Hiking Highlight

    Ground monument D-4-6233-0081
    Presumably prehistoric hilltop settlement and medieval castle stables "Old Castle".
    Source: Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation

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    Burgruine Dietrichstein

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The former hilltop castle probably dates from the High Middle Ages. Exactly no one knows when the Adelsburg was built, the only historical mention dates back to 1355. Today, unfortunately, …

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    Burg Feuerstein

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Burg Feuerstein lies on the edge of the so-called Long Mile near Ebermannstadt in the district of Forchheim. It was built in 1941 by Oskar Vierling as a laboratory for …

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    Burg Feuerstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Burg Feuerstein lies on the edge of the so-called Long Mile near Ebermannstadt in the district of Forchheim. It was built in 1941 by Oskar Vierling as a laboratory for research in high frequency technology and electroacoustics.

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    Atzelsberger Schloss

    Bike Touring Highlight

    No matter when I come here long, here I always stop short. Is beautiful here. 🙂

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    Schloß Wiesenthau

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The approximately 600-year-old Renaissance castle houses a hotel with a quaint restaurant with a historic vaulted ceiling, and in the summer months there is a beautiful beer garden and picturesque gardens.

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    Alte Eiche am Schloß

    Hiking Highlight

    There is not much oak left on the oak. 😉

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