Between the centres of Bayreuth, Hof and Weiden and the Czech city of Cheb, the nature park covers an area of more than 1,000 square kilometres.
A dense network of hiking trails and cycle paths, including the quality-certified Franconian Mountains Trail and the popular River Main Cycle Route, runs through the Fichtel Mountains. Lynx, wood grouse and black woodpeckers can be observed in the wild, whilst the stunning white blooms of the Arctic starflower are typical of this region. The rocky landscape of the Fichtel Mountains takes visitors back in time to explore the geological past of Germany's most important Medieval mining area. This is highlighted in spectacular fashion by Europe's largest rock labyrinth near Wunsiedel. There's plenty to delight culture vultures in this region with its musical attractions and long-standing tradition of porcelain production.