Wandern in der Fränkischen Schweiz © TZ Fränkische Schweiz

The city of Bayreuth can be explored while taking a relaxed walk. For guests who liketo hike, the surrounding regions, the Franconian Switzerland or the Fichtelgebirge,offer many possibilities.

Walking in Bayreuth
Gardens and parks in Bayreuth

The Rot-Main-lea way in the city area

The Red Main river is brought back into the mind of the city of Bayreuth. The route  between the Cassel­mann­straße and the entrance to the state garden show grounds, is suitable for an infor­ma­tive and enter­tai­ning walk to the main points of the themes: “city by the river” (“Stadt am Fluss”) and “city of gardens and parks” (Stadt der Gärten und Parks”). The theme “city by the river” shows back­ground history of the Red Main river and its importance to the city of Bayreuth. You get an over all view of all bridges on the Red Main river, located in the city. You look at visions, illus­trated by Matthias Ose – how the inner-city envi­ron­ment of the Main river could look in the future and you can obtain city plan­ning infor­ma­tion. The main theme “city of gardens and parks” shows in an impres­sive way that Bayreuth is a green city, with histo­rical parks, like the palace park (Hofgarten) or the Eremi­tage, as well as new parks like the Zoo Röhrensee, the festival house park or the ecolo­gical, bota­nical garden of the
univer­sity of Bayreuth. The “green lung” of Bayreuth is comple­mented by the gardens of indi­vi­dual citi­zens and the new citizen move­ment around the inter­cul­tural gardens of encounter or “urban gardening”. The state garden show and the Wilhel­mine lea is another deve­lo­p­ment element in the history of the city.

Fran­co­nian Switzerland

The Fran­co­nian Switz­er­land, one of the oldest German vaca­tion- region, between Bamberg, Bayreuth and Nürn­berg, excites guests with over 35 castles and palaces from the middle ages and with its over 1000 caves and nume­rous romantic mills, in one of the largest nature parks of Germany. It owes its name to travel writers of the 19th century. They gave the former “Muggen­dorf Gebürg” its present name because the region, with its moun­tains, valleys and rocks reminded them of Switz­er­land. The diverse land­scape of the Fran­co­nian Switz­er­land is still today a main attrac­tion. Far away from hectic, this low moun­tain range offers many diffe­rent possi­bi­li­ties for leisure time enjoy­ment: from a trip to one of the clim­bing parks to a trip on the Wiesent, to a tailor- made theme hiking tour, bicycle- and moun­tain bike tours, as well as family friendly acti­vi­ties and visits to great sights.
(Source: Franken Tourismus) 

Fichtel Moun­tains

Romantic valleys, idyllic ruins of castles, fasci­na­ting moors, beau­tiful lakes in forests, springs and one of a kind rock forma­tions – discover the many beau­tiful parts of the Fichtel Moun­tains (Fich­tel­ge­birge). A variety of diffe­rent sceneries of this land­scape charac­te­rize the region, so that every hiker gets what he looks for. From the densely wooded rock massif, which runs horse­shoe shaped from Bad Berneck to the stone forest (Stein­wald), to the soft hilly land­scape in the heart of the moun­tain crest: all toge­ther await you 3.600 km marked hiking tours in the heart of Germany!
(Text source: Natur­park Fichtelgebirge)

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