Even outside of Bamberg, you will be surprised by the great variety of things to do and see. Bamberg county has so much to offer, why not give it a try and visit castles and palaces, churches and monasteries, museums, baths, traditional fairs and events, beautiful village streets and, of course, pure, unspoilt nature. It's a paradise for hiking and cycling, to discover cultural highlights and there's always a freshly tapped beer at hand, as one of the 60 local breweries is never far away.
If you look even further you will find four spectacular regions surrounding Bamberg and Bamberg County, offering an abundance of sights, excursions and wonderful landscape.
Steigerwald Forest Treetop Path
Treetop Canopy Pathway Experience the forest and its trees from a completely different perspective, high up in the treetops. The wooden pathway takes you right to the top of the beech wood forest of the Steigerwald near Ebrach along a 1.15 kilometre long path. Highlight is the tower with its ...
Lisberg castle is one of the oldest castles in the Steigerwald Lisberg castle - one of the oldest castles in Franconia – was first mentioned in an historical document in 820. Being in possession of the Babenberger family – earls of the region – it has been used as a sanctuary for the ...
Two historical buildings are important visitor attractions near the city of Schesslitz: Giechburg castle and the chapel of St. Pankratius on Guegel hill. Driving by car from Bamberg to Bayreuth you will notice two historical buildings near the city of Schesslitz: Giechburg castle and the chapel ...
The former Cistercian monastery in Ebrach is a famous and popular destination. Having a wonderful and unique rose window, the Gothic church is one of the region’s great highlights, along with its Baroque monastic buildings. Ebrach was probably the most important front post for the cultural ...
Weissenstein Castle in Pommersfelden
Weissenstein Castle in Pommersfelden is a prestigious example of Franconian Baroque architecture. Its portrait galleries, fully furnished interior and impressive architecture attracts many visitors to Pommersfelden every year. Weissenstein castle in Pommersfelden is one of Germany’s greatest ...
Seehof Palace near Memmelsdorf
Seehof palace near Memmelsdorf was built in 1686 as summer residence for the Bamberg prince bishops and impresses its visitors with the beautiful park and its cascades. Seehof palace in Memmelsdorf is often called Marquardsburg after its builder Marquard Schenk von Stauffenberg. The Prince ...
Viewpoint: Friesener Warte
Large hilltop with airfield, offering a great view of Bamberg County Friesener Warte is an exposed hilltop offering a wonderful view of the Regnitz valley and the Steigerwald nature park at a height of 562 metres. Early settlements were found here. There is an airfield and glider pilots rise ...
Viewpoint: Kraiberg hill near Baunach
View of the Main River Valley At 320 metres Kraiberg hill offers a great view of the upper Main Valley and of Bamberg county.
Castle Information Centre Haßberge Mountains
Discover the castle ruins of Altenstein Castle and the attached Castle Information Centre and experience the life and times of knights and noblemen, paupers and farmers in this exhibition in an original setting of a medieval castle.
Capella Antiqua Bambergensis in Wernsdorf Palace
The former prince-bishop's hunting palace in Wernsdorf forms the perfect backdrop for the concerts staged by Capella Antiqua At the gateway to Bamberg, Wernsdorf Palace is situated in the village of the same name on the edge of Franconian Switzerland. The former prince bishop's hunting palace ...
Friedlein´s fountain (Friedleinsbrunnen) near Priesendorf
Take a rest at Friedlein´s fountain Idyllic Friedlein´s fountain, near Priesendorf, was frequently visited by Charlotte von Kalb, poet and a friend of Goethe's
Chapel of the Holy Blood in Burgwindheim (Heilig-Blut-Kapelle)
Important pilgrimage church in the Steigerwald nature park The pilgrimage chapel of the Holy Blood was built from 1594 to 1597. Close by is the Holy-Blood fountain where a spring was discovered in 1626. A lavatorium was built by Leonhard Dienzenhofer in 1730