Schwandorf District — Land Of Lakes And Outdoor Life

The Schwandorf District features dozens of small lakes so, as you might expect, outdoor activities are a passion here. Try fishing, sailing, hiking, cycling, horseback riding or camping at your leisure.

Schwandorf District Map

Map of the Schwandorf District

Towns & Villages in the Schwandorf District

The centrally located district seat, Schwandorf, has been populated for more than 3,000 years. Bronze Age relics, such as a fish hook and a battle ax, attest to its rich history.

To the north, Schwarzenfeld offers you an opportunity to stay the night in its 19th-century castle. And further north, Nabburg awaits you with a fascinating outdoor museum made up of several villages showing the development of the Upper Palatinate region.

To the northeast, Oberviechtach has devoted a museum and an annual festival to a local folk hero, the physician Dr. Johann Andreas Eisenbarth (1663-1727). Closer to the Czech border, Schönsee sits within the Upper Palatinate Forest Nature Reserve, giving you ample opportunity to explore the local landscape.

To the east, Neunburg vorm Wald provides easy access to extensive Lake Eixendorf, where water sports of all variety are enjoyed. In the southeast, Nittenau invites you to its “ghost walks” in July-September, a mixture of comedy and eerie tours of a nearby castle.

And to the south, Burglengenfeld holds a weekly market on Thursdays, serving up organic vegetables, tasty cheeses, meat and fish products, and delicious wood-fired bread.

 

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