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Destinations in the area

Destinations in the area

There is an abundance of things to discover in the sightworthy surroundings.

Castles

Hohenburg

Distanceapproximately 20 km
InformationHere you can visit an old castle ruin and the pilgrimage church of Stettkirchen; even hikers and climbers will find something to enjoy.
ContactPhone +49 9626/9211-0

Leuchtenberg

Distanceapproximately 45 km, direction of Vohenstrauß
InformationCastle ruins, one of the largest castle complexes of the Upper Palatinate
Tours available: Phone +49 9659/785
Castle festival from June to September.
ContactPhone +49 9626/9211-0

Parsberg

Distanceapproximately 40 km, direction of Regensburg
InformationOver 1000-year-old castle complex with local history museum
ContactPhone +49 9492/15 05

Prunn Castle

Distanceapproximately 40 km, direction of Regensburg
InformationPrunn Castle towers over a jurassic rock above the Altmühl valley. Over the course of the century the original romanesque castle underwent numerous expansions.
ContactPhone +49 9442/33 32

Theme Parks

Plech

Distanceapproximately 50 km
InformationTheme park for children.
ContactPhone +49 9244/98 90

Thurn Palace Experience Park

Distanceapproximately 80 km (between Nuremberg and Bamberg)
InformationA theme park for the old and the young.
ContactPhone +49 9190/9 29 80

Forest House (Wild Boar's Enclosure)

Distanceapproximately 12 km
InformationWorthwhile destination with a children's play area.
ContactPhone +49 9621/8 11 84

Museums

Upper Palatinate Folklore Museum, Burglengenfeld

Distanceapproximately 50 km
InformationIn 36 departments the museum displays objects from the everyday culture and lifestyle of the rural, craft, and industrial population of the Upper Palatinate of the last 200 years.
ContactPhone +49 9471/60 25 83

Kallmünz

Distanceapproximately 40 km (in the Vils valley)
InformationFishing and winter sports museum, castle ruins.
ContactPhone +49 9473/2 39

Kastl Private Local History Museum

Distanceapproximately 25 km
InformationThe museum, housed in an old forging master’s house, presents rural and crafting cultural heritage and devices, upper palatinate dress, and all the furnishings of the farmhouse.
ContactPhone +49 9625/91173

Open-Air Museum in Neusath - Perschen

Distance35 km
InformationThe upper palatinate open-air museum of the upper palatinate region in Neusath bei Nabburg offers a glimpse into the farming life of earlier times.
ContactPhone +49 9433/24 42-0

School Museum in Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Distanceapproximately 12 km
InformationThe development of school life in Bavaria and especially in the Upper Palatinate from the nineteenth to the twentieth century is presented in thirteen rooms. Tour available.
ContactPhone +49 9661/75 33

City Museum in Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Distanceapproximately 12 km
InformationThe museum gives a broad overview about city history and the principality of Sulzbach, in which was written an unparalleled history of religious tolerance (Simultaneum). In the adjacent barn are located departments on the industrial history of the Max Cabin and the production of colored clay and ore in Sulzbach-Rosenberg.
ContactPhone +49 9661/510-131

Schwandorf City Museum

Distanceapproximately 26 km
InformationIn an exhibition area of approximately 650 square meters the history of the city of Schwandorf and its close surroundings is documented in seventeen rooms.
ContactPhone +49 9431/4 15 53

Mining and Industrial Museum of Eastern Bavaria in Theuern

Distanceca. 8 aapproximately 8 km
InformationThe greater area of Amberg assumed a continually leading role in the mining sector thanks to its rich ore deposits. In the late Middle Ages the Upper Palatinate achieved the rank of a European iron center.
Tour available with prior notice.
ContactPhone +49 9624/8 32

First German Watchmen's Museum in Vilseck

Distanceapproximately 20 km
InformationThis special museum is devoted to the long upper palatinate tradition of the watchmen.
ContactPhone +49 9662/70 18 11

Caves

King Otto Cave

Distanceapproximately 45 km
InformationSee the Adventhalle in Velburg in the Upper Palatinate Jura Mountains. Velburg lies near the Autobahn A3 between Nuremberg and Regensburg.

Opening times: 1 April to 31 October
ContactPhone +49 9182/9 30 20

Maximilian Grotto

Distanceapproximately 35 km (B 85 at Auerbach)
InformationA powerful witness to millions of years: the iceberg - Germany's largest dripstone.
ContactPhone +49 9156/4 34

Easter Cave

Distanceapproximately 20 km
InformationLies between Neukirchen and Sulzbach-Rosenberg and can be visited from Good Friday until the last Sunday in October.
ContactPhone +49 9663/17 18 or +49 9661/6962

Further Attractions

Baroque Church in Ensdorf

Distanceapproximately 14 km
InformationThe splendid baroque church of the Benedictine abbey with the valuable fresco by Cosmas Damian Asam is worth a look.
ContactPhone +49 9624/28 20

Monte Kaolino in Hirschau

Distance15 km
Information200-meter summer ski run, climbing park, summer toboggan run.
Summer skiing on Monte Kaolino, the largest mountain heaped up from the sand of Kaolino, an attraction for young and old.
ContactPhone +49 9622/8 15 02

Kastl Cloister Church

Distanceapproximately 25 km
InformationVisit the romanesque Katsl cloister church, with its numerous artistic treasures.
ContactPhone +49 9625/9 20 40

Upper Palatinate Lake Country

Distanceapproximately 30 km (Schwandorf - Wackersdorf - Steinberg)
InformationIn the Upper Palatinate woods nature park.
Steinberger See, Klausensee, Murnersee, Brückelsee, Ausee and Lindensee
ContactPhone +49 9431/75 93 40

Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Distanceapproximately 12 km
InformationStalwart towers, powerful walls, a proud palace, and a medieval old city of very unique charm, embedded in lush greenery - this is Sulzbach-Rosenberg, the ducal town in the Upper Palatinate Jura Mountains.
ContactPhone +49 9661/510 110
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