Now, I know this might mean nothing to some and plenty to others. But, this part of Franconia is exceptionally beautiful and the weather isn’t all that bad, either.
Maybe this is why Bavarians call it “Bayerisch Nizza,” or “Bavarian Nice”? Yeah, don’t look at me like that… some things don’t translate well, but you get my point, don’t you? :-)
I’m not going to bore you with details about churches or castles, framework houses, or former residents this time. Nope, Haibach is a total unabashed outdoor activity town. So who cares if you’re not near the Alps, I know I don’t.
The kids are gonna love this. The Haibacher Wildlife Park is where they’ll see all sorts of animals in a farm-like setting. The best part for you Mom & Dad: it’s FREE.
That’ll save you money for the Kletterwald or Climbing Forest (open April to November). Kids as young as 4-years old can enjoy swinging from the trees for a day of tiring fun. Hey, it’s better than letting them swing from your chandelier at home, isn’t it?
Haibach also offers a 3km Culture Walk around town. This is just a guided tour that’ll take you along the Ketzelburg and through to the Haibacher Schweiz.
You don’t need a tour of the Haibacher Schweiz, it’s a park with BBQ grills and streams, which is perfect for a picnic and letting the kids run around.
You’re not done with the outside yet. There’s swimming and Nordic Walking trails, and a Public Forest Adventure. OK, the kids might not be swinging from the trees here, but it’ll at least keep ’em off your furniture. ;-)
Enough about the kids, it’s grown up time! And the Wheat Beer Festival (June) is the best festival to celebrate that. ;-)
OK, we’ll let the kids come back for all of Haibach’s musical concerts, Maypole Festival (May 1), the Summer Festival (July), Forest Festival (August), and the annual Christmas Market in early December.
I told you there was a lot of outdoor fun to be had in Haibach; and see? I didn’t mention a church or anything else once. Maybe it does feel like Bavarian Nice here, after all. ;-)