Activities and nearby cities
Relax in a unique environment. A low mountain landscape shapes the sight. The range of hills towers up to 500 meters in the Steigerwald.
After a long walk, just try the Franconian wine which gains its taste by the fruity grapes growing at the sunny hillsides. In the Steigerwald, nature and culture are very close connected.
Here in the Steigerwald, where Upper-, Middle- and Lower Franconia come together, where the historic cities Bamberg, Nuremberg, Würzburg and Rothenburg o. Tauber highlight key points of a historical expedition, you are far from fuss mass tourism and yet in the thick of it.
The “3 Franken-Eck” is the place where Upper-, Middle- and Lower Franconia come together. You can definitely assert that this point is the heart of Franconia.
So much Franconia within so manageable distances you will find nowhere else! Franconia of wine meets Franconia of beer, Franconia of forests and mountains meets Franconia of rivers and floodplains, baroque Franconian love of life meets Franconian inwardness.
Diversity instead of simplicity – this could be the slogan of this magnificent region!
As different as the landscape are also the three communities (Burghaslach, Geiselwind, Schluesselfeld), the inhabitants and their way of life which characterise this region. Clearly, Franconia is a good place to live and to spend your holidays. Welcome!
Schluesselfeld has about 6000 inhabitants in 22 districts and belongs to the government of Upper Franconia. Already in 1336, Schluesselfeld has gained its cityrights.
With good reason, the city is called “the key to the Steigerwald“. Here in Schluesselfeld, the nature park Steigerwald shows its large versatility – in present and past, in nature and culture.
Cities as the world cultural heritage Bamberg, the bishop city Würzburg, the medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the festival city Bayreuth,
the beer-metropolis Kulmbach or the „Christkindlesmarkt“ and the Nuremberg Fair are easy to reach.
The world cultural heritage Bamberg is a city with original character in an unique atmosphere. Here you can experience 1000 years of history united in an architectural historic and townplanning artistic synthesis. Bamberg is beer culture in its most traditional form, enjoyed in rustic brewery restaurants.
Explore the second largest city in Bavaria on a walk to the Kaiserburg or through the picturesque old town with the imposing old town churches. At Christmas time, the world-famous Nuremberg „Christkindlesmarkt“ awaits with gingerbread, mulled wine and the famous „Nürnberger Bratwürste“, which Albrecht Dürer once enjoyed.
Nested in Spessart, Rhön and the Steigerwald, the baroque bishop-city of Würzburg offers numerous sights. The Marienberg Fortress, the Kiliansdom as well as the several churches, monasteries and secular buildings set glamorous accents – the highlight is undoubtedly the Würzburg Residence, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Discover undoubtedly one of the most charming small towns in Germany. Cute half-timbered houses as far as the eye can see, winding streets and a walkable city fortification all around characterize the small town. On the market square you will find the world-famous house „Käthe Wohlfahrt“ with its own Christmas village all year round.
Bayreuth, also called city of Wagner, has a rich historico-cultural heritage and many sights reward every visitor, such as the Margravial Opera House, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012, or the Hermitage with its historic park on the outskirts of the city. As an extraordinary highlight the world-famous Wagner Festival takes place in Bayreuth every year .
Kulmbach is also called “the secret beer capital“ and it`s a town with history and culture where based on traditions, the pleasures of eating and drinking are still upheld – especially during the annual festivities such as the famous Kulmbach Beer Week or the Old Town Festival. Don’t forget to enjoy the fantastic view over the city from the Plassenburg.