Leisure tips

"Fränkische Schweiz - Veldensteiner Vorz" nature reserve

The Frankenalb region, large parts of which belong to the "Fränkische Schweiz - Veldensteiner Forst" nature reserve, has always attracted visitors. The untouched scenery, the tranquility and peace of the rambling forests and the many pieces of evidence of a rich and eventful history that are visible everywhere here, in the region at Nuremberg's doorstep, are one-of-a-kind.

Leisure activities at the Youth Hostel

3 ping-pong tables outdoors, table tennis room indoors
Open-air chess, volleyball
Large green for sunbathing or playing
barbecue area with seats and tables
Football pitch with goals about 5 minutes away

Leisure activities in the area

Hartenstein Castle knight museum
Fitness trail and nature trail, both begin at the Youth Hostel
Hard court at the village (tennis, volleyball) and use of gymnasium
Boat tours on the Pegnitz river (canoe rental in Velden)
prepared cross-country ski tracks (3, 5 or 10 km), sledging (sledges can be rented at the Youth Hostel).

Outings and excursions

Tour of the romantic Pegnitz valley and its many tunnels, to the shepherding museum in Hersbruck
Tours to the Happburg pump storage station
School museum at Sulzach-Rosenberg
Fränkische Schweiz (Franconian Switzerland) and the Plech leisure park
Day trips to Nuremberg, Bayreuth, Amberg, Bamberg
Nazi documentation centre in Nuremberg
Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market) in Nuremberg in December

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