Places of interest in Bamberg and surroundings
The location of Burgellern Castle offers an ideal starting point for enterprising people. Whether culture, sport or leisure activities - there is at least one highlight for everyone in the Bamberg district with the world kurlur heritage town of Bamberg, as well as in the neighbouring districts of Kronach, Kulmbach and Bayreuth and Bayreuth.
Franconian Switzerland Nature Park
One step behind the Schlosspark and you are in the Fränkische Schweiz Nature Park. The beautiful landscape with the picturesque rock formations offers hundreds of hiking routes or walks with a variety of places to stop.
By the way: The Brotzeit was invented here and in Bamberg Landkreis you go to a beer cellar and not inside!
Those who take the motorway in the direction of Scheßlitz will hardly miss this impressive building shortly before the gates of Bamberg. Once used as a prince-bishop's summer residence, it now houses a museum and the monument protection authority of Northern Bavaria.
Seehof Castle near the Bavarian Administration of Palaces and Lakes
High above Scheßlitz the Giechburg tronts. The ruin of a medieval hilltop castle is a wonderful vantage point above the rooftops of Scheßlitz and a popular hiking destination.
Giechburg near Wikiedia
Pilgrimage church Gügel near Scheßlitz
Only a few steps away from the Giechburg, it is one of the landmarks of the town of Scheßlitz and one of the most popular wedding chapels in the region.
Gügel at Wikiedia
Basilica Fourteen Saints
The baroque pilgrimage basilica Vierzehnheiligen was built by the famous architect Balthasar Neumann and was extensively renovated only a few years ago. Since the 15th century, Vierzehnheiligen has been the destination of many pilgrims and is thus one of the most famous places of pilgrimage to ask for the protection of the 14 emergency helpers.
Basilica Vierzehnheiligen at Wikipedia
Basilica Fourteen Saints
Kloster Banz is a former Benedictine monastery opposite the pilgrimage church Vierzehnheiligen.
Since 1978 the monastery has been owned by the CSU-related Hanns-Seidel-Foundation and serves as a conference venue.
Banz Monastery at Wikipedia
City of Scheßlitz
Müstischer rock garden not far from Scheßlitz. A great place for a trip! Sanspareil Rock Garden
Buildings of the Margravine Wilhelmine
The area between Bamberg and Bayreuth was strongly influenced by the margravine Wilhelmine. Numerous buildings, gardens and parks still bear witness to the creativity of Frederick the Great's favourite sister. http://www.bayreuth-wilhelmine.de/