The name of the Hotel Schweizergrom (Swiss Creek) stems from the war 1618 to 1648, when a bunch of swiss mercenaries settled on the side of it. OK, this is all long times ago. The inner city of Forchheim has to offer some nice buildings from the period including a castle of the German Emperors in the Franconian times (around the year 800 it was used the first time and is now a museum). Forchheim is now called the 'Entry gate to Franconian Switzerland and it's certainly true.
The Schweizergrom has decent rooms, we usually let family guests rest there if there's not enough room in the house.
As it is passed by some major cycling tracks in the area, especially on weekends you will see a lot of cyclists there.
The restaurant is well known in the area for it's local beers and wines. The owner Heinz is a butcher as well and his sausages and his wife's Monika local dishes are quite popular. Heinz appears in the local news every other day during the mushroom season as he's again found something special, which will be offered on the menu the same evening - but be sure he won't tell anybody one of these places.
The house is generally full in summer with cyclists and if there are trade fairs in Nuremberg, so reservations are recommended.