The Erlangen-Höchstadt District lies northwest of Nuremberg at the very center of Middle Franconia. Although part of Bavaria since Napoleonic times, it still retains an air of independence and cultural heritage that remains noticeably Frankish.
Erlangen-Höchstadt District Map
Towns & Villages in the Erlangen-Höchstadt District
- Höchstadt an der Aisch
Festivals and events are a big part of the Frankish tradition, emphasizing carefree hours spent socializing. For example, each September the town of Baiersdorf holds its popular Kren Market, with booths offering crafts, foods, clothing, and more. Or you may wish to seek out the annual Balloon Meeting in the Hannberg section of Heßdorf, where colorful hot-air vessels populate the sky.
Höchstadt an der Aisch is the district’s gateway to the Steigerwald in the heart of Franconia. Hiking and cycling are favorite pastimes here, and you can enjoy the scenery of sunny vineyards, ancient forests and serene lakes.
Along the Regnitz River, which cuts through the district, as many as 190 waterwheels once turned during the 15th century. You can still see some fine examples of them near Möhrendorf.
Meanwhile, Adelsdorf is ready to greet you with its stalwart castle, four churches and a museum dedicated to fishing and hunting. And Herzogenaurach, located on the Aurach River, also features several noteworthy churches along with a new museum providing insights into the 1,000-year history of the town.