Fair and Albrecht Dürer City Nuremberg - Franconian "Nämberch"
The metropolis and historic city of Nuremberg - also called Noris - was first mentioned in 1050 AD. Starting with a small settlement around the contemporary main market a beautiful ancient old town grew with the high towering imperial castle in the heart of the city. Next to the historical center and the emperor castle Nuremberg offers still more interesting and worth seeing things. All of these places are easily accessible via public transport (http://www.vgn.de):
- House of Albrecht Dürer
- Museums that show the different periods of the city
- Theater, an opera and a variety of cultural events throughout the year:
Meeting of the Barden
Public festival of Nuremberg
- the “Christkindlesmarkt”: the world-famous, oldest Christmas market in Germany
- modern exhibition center with various exhibitions:
But take a look to the following links, what else Nuremberg has to offer:
The cathedral - and city of beer Bamber
Since 1007 AD is the Upper Franconian "Bambärch" a diocese and a cathedral city. Next to the cathedral, the old town of Bamberg is the largest unharmed historical center in Germany. Therefore, UNESCO registered it in 1993 in the list of World Heritage Sites.
In addition to the historic buildings, Bamberg is also known for its large number of private breweries and is home of the world-famous smoked beer, the "Schlenkerla". The following links will give you a brief overview of Bamberg:
The Franconian lake district: Rothsee, Brombachseen, Altmühlsee
The Franconian Lake District is located southwest of Nuremberg and about 25 km away from Rednitzhembach. Next to the Rothsee, the Franconian lake district includes also the Brombachsee, the Altmühlsee and also three smaller lakes. You can reach the lakes quickly via the national road B2. Many activities such as swimming, fishing, boating or even water sports such as sailing, surfing and diving provide plenty of variety and entertainment. Of course, you can also reach and explore the lakes by bicycle. The following links will help you to make plans:
SCHWABACH, ROTH anD ABENBERG
Next to Nuremberg, the towns Schwabach, Roth and Abenberg are also located in the immediate vicinity of Rednitzhembach.
The city of gold beater Schwabach is famous for its gold leaf and got city charter already in 1375 AD. The medieval market square with the town hall is one of the finest in Franconia. A special feature of the town hall is not only the golden hall, which was decorated with more than 14.000 sheet of Schwabacher gold leaf, but also the gold-covered roof. The high art of gold-beating can still be admired at the gold beater demonstration workshop "Goldenes Ei". Also recommended are the beautiful festivals in Schwabach during the summer months such as the “Wirtefest” in June, or the “Bürgerfest” in July (http://www.schwabach.de/de).
The medieval town of Roth with the margrave castle “Ratibor” and the nearby lake “Rothsee” is also well worth for a visit. Roth was a center of production of Lyonese goods and is known for the Christmas tree decorations. At the “Rothsee” a most known and important sports event takes place annually since 1989 - the Roth Challenge (http://www.challenge-roth.com). In June athletes from all over the world meet to prove their exceptional sporting achievements in 3.8 km swimming in the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, in 180 km cycling and 42.2 km running along the canal and Roth. Next to the sport Roth (http://www.stadt-roth.de) offers also important culturally events. The “Rother Blues days” in April or the Asparagus Festival in May are always worth for a visit.
Direct at the German castle road you can find the town Abenberg (http://www.abenberg.de) with the distinctive silhouette of two towers - the slim "Luginsland" and the massive " Schottenturm" – of the castle Abenberg.
The monastery “Marienburg” and the old city walls with the city's towers and the lockup give Abenberg a typical medieval touch. In this atmosphere medieval events take place such as the “Feuertanzfestival” or the “Burgweihnacht”. At the first weekend of Advent a wonderful Christmas market takes place in front of the castle and widespread a romantic mood. For sports Abenberg offers a 95-acre golf course with an international 27-hole championship course (par 72) to its visitors.
The Franconian Switzerland - Hiking within the white Jura
150 million years ago during the "white Jura" in the north of Nuremberg a beautiful mountain and hills was formed which extends up to Bamberg - the Franconian Switzerland. The Franconian Switzerland is one of the oldest holiday regions in Germany and can be easily reached via the A73 highway towards Bamberg or via public transport to the VGN. In addition to strong limestone and dolomite rock formations for climbing and fascinating caves for exploring, you can also take long walks and discover a wide variety of castles and ruins. Ideal starting points for nature experiences or cave and castle tours are the following places:
Pottenstein (Teufelshöhle and castle)
Next to hiking, the Franconian Switzerland is also ideal for climbers. With over 6500 routes the Franconian Switzerland is one of the most developed climbing areas (Spiegelfels, Pfarrfelsen) in the world!
Nevertheless, the Franconian Switzerland has another world record as well. Around 70 breweries are located in that region and due to this the Franconian Switzerland has got the highest density of breweries in the world. The typical beer of the region is the "dark beer". However, Lager, wheat beer and Pils beer can also be tasted extensively in the taverns or at "Beer hikes.
The Altmühltal - paddling, climbing and unique cycling routes
In the west and south of Nuremberg is the Altmühltal located with a wide river landscape, nature reserves and a 250 km “Altmühlweg” and the Altmühltal cycle route. These cycling route ranks among the most popular cycling routes in Germany. Due to the cleanliness and the flow rate of the Altmühl, this river is ideal for canoe trips and paddling. Therefore, you can experience directly the natural beauty of the Altmühltal. Moreover, for climbers the Dollnstein and Essing are very nice and famous climbing areas. All these places are accessible via the B2 with direction Roth or via public transport by the VGN.