An exciting mixture of activity and relaxation awaits you here with us in the summer. The Franconian Forest nature park offers all kinds of imaginable leisure and recreational opportunities. You can enjoy the Franconian Forest’s unique nature during hikes or cycling tours. Our wellness & SPA area provides you with a beneficial quiet break. An extensive programme provides revitalisation for the body and mind that also does you the power of good in the summer.

On the Franconian white waters

With pleasure and passion on the "Franconian white waters". Drift through a beautiful and almost unspoilt landscape, enjoy the perspective from the boat, a nature experience that is completely unproblematic even for the untrained - experience nature and have fun at the same time

German Steam Locomotive Museum

Visit the German Steam Locomotive Museum in Neuenmarkt at the foot of the first steep track in Europe of the inclined plane. The historical surroundings of the railway depot provide an impressive insight into the history of German railways. To approx. 100,000 square metres, the new depot with roundhouse and the associated segment turntable will present more than 30 steam locomotives. A special highlight is the 10001 - the last remaining locomotive of this series.

Above the clouds

Start on an extraordinary journey. Experience the tingling sensation of a hot air balloon launch. Enjoy the unique view from a height of several 100 meters and a breathtaking panorama. Sunrise and sunset rides are especially popular.


Natural wonders to experience

Let yourself be captivated by the magic of the underground landscapes in Upper Franconia. Visit the dripstone caves with their unique stalactites and stalagmites - natural wonders to experience. The Devil's Cave is considered one of the most beautiful show caves in Germany