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Local towns and things to do near to Forchheim

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Local towns and things to do near to Forchheim

Hi there - I have a hotel booked for 2 nights in Forchheim during Annafest - but we are looking for things to do during the day - maybe a river cruise - castles etc.. what is in the area - a driving route from Forchheim or similar would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Local towns and things to do near to Forchheim

If it is your first visit there, I'd make a day trip to Bamberg. Easily reachable by train in 15 mins. There are other options, but Bamberg comes to mind first. Bamberg's old town is the largest preserved historic old town in Germany and a World Heritage Site.

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2. Re: Local towns and things to do near to Forchheim

Thank you I will look it up but we may be travelling they it on the way there.. I am looking for some castles is there a trail that does that ?

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3. Re: Local towns and things to do near to Forchheim

You can find some castles with these web sites:

fraenkische-schweiz.com/sehenswertes/burgen/… (selection in left menu)

frankentourismus.de/kultur/… (with map, but only small selection)

Some examples not too far away:

http://www.schloss-greifenstein.de/index.html

http://www.burg-egloffstein.de/index2.html

http://www.schloss-unteraufsess.de/

http://burg-goessweinstein.de/

http://www.burg-rabenstein.de/

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4. Re: Local towns and things to do near to Forchheim

If you are into castles, I'd recommend Gößweinstein:

Gößweinstein

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6%C3%9Fweinstein

It's a cute little town with a nice church and a nice castle that can be visited.

On your way you pass Burg Egloffstein, which is impressive from the exterior but privately owned, so it cannot be visited.

Close to Gößweinstein is another castle:

Burg Pottenstein

http://burgpottenstein.de/index.php?id=5

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5. Re: Local towns and things to do near to Forchheim

As recommended do a day trip to Bamberg and you can also take the commuter train to Nuremberg. There is a nice castle to visit and you could do a “cellar” tour of the city.

www.historische-felsengaenge.de/en.html

Alternatively you could drive to Pottenstein and visit the Teufelshöle (Devil’s Cave).

http://www.teufelshoehle.de/

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6. Re: Local towns and things to do near to Forchheim

Thanks guys - I will pull this info off at the weekend and do some research. Fab ideas and muchly appreciated :)

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