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. more...
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 ...
Altendorf – the pumpkin village
Altendorf is a quiet, idyllic village in the valley of the River Regnitz near the Main-Danube Canal. It is well known in the region for its pumpkin festival and its pumpkin specialities. sights: parish church St. Sigismund activities: Regnitz- bicycle track
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.
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 ...
City of Baunach – where the rivers Baunach and Itz flow into the Main River
First mentioned in 802, Baunach boasts many historic buildings and sights. Its woody surroundings on the foothills of the Hassberg Hills are ideal for hiking on marked paths. sights: museum, chapel activities: bicycle tracks, hiking trails with maps
Bischberg – on the foothills of Steigerwald nature park
The River Regnitz and the Main River unite in Bischberg, just outside of Bamberg. A great cultural life is on offer thanks to the many cultural associations and societies in the village. sights: St. Markus, St. Marien, St. Wendelinus activities: cycling, hiking
Breitengüßbach - the focal point of the northern Bamberg country
The Village Breitengüßbach celebrated its 1200-year anniversary in the year 2012. Mentioned in 812 for the first time, Breitengüßbach is a village close to nature, family-friendly and with an attractive social life, in addition to neighbouring Bamberg. sights: catholic church St. Leonhard, ...
Castle, beer and lake in Lisberg
You hike through open fields, pond and forrest scenery on sign-posted hiking tracks (bber path), visit the castle or a brewery or take part in a wine-tasting in the castle's forecourt (possible for groups) and enjoy the gastronomic variety. You can realx at or swim in the natural lake. sights: ...
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 ...
Burgebrach - the gateway to Steigerwald forest
Burgebrach and its 27 affiliated villages are situated in the romantic Steigerwald forest. Small historic streets and alleys and squares, a big town gate, Baroque chapels and the steep church spires dominate the towns appearance. Sights: Historical town hall, parish church St. Vitus ...
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.