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Experience authentic Bavaria like a local - Mittelfranken

I visited a friend in Nuernberg and enjoyed this amazing urban old town. To recover from the bavarian beer we explored the surrounding nature of Franconia with him.

by konstantin1993About Me:full-time traveler, fascinated by good food and places that tell stories read more

EuropeGermany5 days / June 2022

Highs & Lows

You can try beers from so many different authentic breweries.

Damn, hiking can be tough there.

Itinerary Overview

The area in the south of Germany is called Mittelfranken and its famous for all the beautiful architecture (Fachwerk), hundreds of breweries and beer gardens as well as the stunning nature. So if you are into outdoor sports and enjoying a good coffee/beer in an old town, you will love it.

I visited Nuernberg and surroundings in early summer, but also spring and autumn are amazing. I remember the old town of Nuernberg was full of life with many young people around and there is some really unique gastronomy. I mean, we had good street food and delicious beers right below the big castle while sitting on the floor with hundreds of people listening to live music.

The next days we enjoyed hiking in complete silence without any crowds in the so called "Fränkische Schweiz". I was amazed by this old forests, big rock formations and the beautiful views on the hilly landscape.


  • 2 Nights: Nuremberg
    urban old town and checking out different coffee shops and bars
  • 3 Nights: Hersbruck
    Outdoor Sports, Nature and Ice Cream

Q & A

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    I lost my wallet on the lawn at Schnepperschuetz. Hell, take care of your belongings. :)

  • How was the food?

    If you like indian curries, you should check out Tibet. If you're more into authentic italian cuisine 'Da Gallo Antipasteria' is your place.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Try one of the falafel wraps at the main square "Hauptmarkt".

  • Packing tips?

    Bring a picnic blanket for Schnepperschütz and Happurger See.

  • Transportation Tips?

    The amazing thing in Nuremberg is, that there is really a city center. So you can walk it all.

  • Booking details?

    I am sorry, I stayed at my friends place. But in Nuremberg I would recommend to stay near to the old town. Gostenhof is also a cool area to stay, but than you need to take public transportation/taxi. In the area of Hersbruck are many family style hotels. Weisses Lamm in Engelthal is my favorite place.