Nature & Outdoor Activities

Franconian Heights Nature Park

Nestled between the historical towns of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Feuchtwangen and Ansbach, the Franconian Heights Nature Park brings nature and culture together beautifully.

The Franconian Heights region just outside of Nuremberg is one of the sunniest parts of southern Germany. The diverse landscape that alternates between mixed woodland, streams, dry biotopes and wine-growing land is dotted with cultural gems in the form of castles and palaces. Natural bays and south-facing slopes provide the necessary protection and shelter for a wide range of flora and fauna. Shepherds are tasked with keeping these natural treasures safe by grazing animals in specific areas. The permanent exhibition at the information centre in Colmberg provides information about the various natural habitats and recommends ways to stay entertained in the nature park, such as with tours of the 100-kilometre European Watershed Trail.

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