Picturesque views, gentle hills and sun-drenched vineyards in the nature park
Whether you are looking for pleasure, conviviality or active – the gently rolling low mountain range of the Haßberge has a lot to offer for active, cultural, nature and family holidaymakers. The nature park with its picturesque views, gentle hills and sun-drenched vineyards pleases the eye and makes you want to actively explore the idyll.
Active on historical traces
It is not only the natural beauties that make the idyll between Bamberg, Schweinfurt and Coburg so attractive. One third of all former knights’ and noblemen’s residences in Lower Franconia are located here in the Haßberge Nature Park. The palaces, castles, castle ruins and knight chapels are an impressive testimony of past days. On the “Burgen & Schlösser” quality hiking trail you can follow the historical traces on foot and go on a ghost hunt in the Deutsches Burgenwinkel with a free smartphone app. The adventure tours as well as the north or south route of the “Burgen & Schlösser” quality hiking trail lead through a huge open-air museum that is waiting to be discovered. Further information can be found at http://www.hassberge-tourismus.de.
Good mood: enjoy Franconian wine and beer actively
Cyclists and runners are also invited to conquer the nature park on historical adventure tracks. Well signposted cycle routes and the running paradise along the Main floodplains, charming landscapes and dreamy half-timbered villages are available for this purpose. Whether cultural cycling from castle to castle or family cycling on the “Main Cycle Path” – sun-drenched vineyards invite you to a tasting along the way in a hedge farm at a winegrower. Land experiences and quaint beer gardens of the small and large breweries – also called “cellars” – whet the appetite for cultural and pleasurable discoveries. Welcome refreshment after a sporty day in the nature park Haßberge offers the many natural bathing lakes, the healing water lake of the FrankenTherme in Bad Königshofen as well as the Ellertshäuser lake, which invites for bathing, sailing and climbing. For tips on attentive hosts, stately castles, mysterious castles, riding holidays, child-friendly farms as well as cultural and natural pleasures, visit http://www.ratgeberzentrale.de.
Events in the Haßbergen
(djd). Numerous events keep the tradition alive in the Haßbergen:
– Wine hiking day on the Abt-Degen-Steig: 3 May
– Music festival in the Hofheimer Land: 3 May
– Medieval Festival in Ebern: 20-21 June
– Old town festival in Baunach: 3-5 July
– Haßfurt Meefest: 10-11 July
– Open Air Schloss Eyrichshof in Ebern: 15-19 July
– Old town wine festival in Zeil am Main: 1-3 August
– Arts and crafts market in Bad Königshofen: 12 – 13 September
– Christmas market in the romantic courtyard of Burgpreppach Castle: 20 December
Further information is available at http://www.hassberge-tourismus.de.