Bizarre rock formations rise between the tree tops, a thin layer of fog lies over the silent valleys, and then the rays of the sun fight their way through the dense foliage, and around the corner, a big black hole gapes in the rock – the entrance to one of the many caves. Even if you "only" walk here, you can experience the Franconian Jura (or "Franconian Switzerland") as an extremely varied natural landscape with a brittle and romantic charm.
Apart from walks, this Franconian region has much to offer to active holiday-makers, for example many other sports such as paddling a kayak, flying a plane, golfing, mountain-biking and mainly rock-climbing. The Franconian Jura, situated between Bamberg, Bayreuth and Nuremberg, is one of Germany's largest and most traditional rock-climbing and boulder regions. With routes up to grade 11 and entire boulder courses, there will be something for every taste.
Old ruins, castles and idyllic villages en route invite passers-by for a visit and for a rest. Nowhere else in the world, will you find as many breweries. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach – and with a tasty country beer and a roast shoulder of pork fresh from the oven ("Schäufele"), any guest in Franconian Jura will be won over!