Roth District — The Heart Of Franconia’s Lake Country

The Roth District is one of Bavaria‘s great hop-producing regions, and also home to some of the most enjoyable lakes of Franconia. Your stay here is sure to include at least a little bathing and imbibing.

Roth District Map

Map of the Roth District

Towns & Villages in the Roth District

Roth is a fun place to visit. As the capital of the district, it has an attractive 16th-century castle, Schloss Ratibor, and a renaissance-remade Protestant church. It also hosts several triathlons, an annual jazz and blues concert, a table-tennis festival and marketplace tastings of local wines.

To the west, Büchenbach offers several music and art events, as well as sights related to its 700-year history. Meanwhile, nearby Abenburg focuses on outdoor recreation, with a popular bathing pond, a buggy race course, golf, skating and nine separate hiking courses.

To the southwest, Spalt is the nearest town to the shores of Great Brombach Lake. Here you will encounter a Hops and Beer Museum, an annual Hops Fest, and the locally brewed Spalter beer, renowned throughout Germany and said by residents to promote long life.

In the southeast is the district’s second largest town, Hilpoltstein, near the Rothsee lake, where beach houses, playgrounds, platforms, food stalls and convenient parking make this a refreshing stop. Further southeast, the 12th-century Basilica of St. Martin overlooks the town of Greding, noted for its frescoes, early renaissance paintings and exquisite sculptures.

 

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