The Kulmbach District is located due north of Nuremberg, where four beautiful landscapes come together: the Franconian Forest, the Fichtelgebirge, the Main River valley and Upper Franconian Switzerland. The varied terrain is sure to delight you, so be sure to bring your camera along.
Kulmbach District Map
Towns & Villages in the Kulmbach District
The town of Stadtsteinach takes pride in its recreational activities, including cycling, hiking, cross country running, diving, tennis, paragliding, horseback riding and bowling. Similarly, Grafengehaig boasts of its beautiful location within the Frankenwald Nature Park.
Head to Kupferberg to see the Bergbau Museum with its tributes to copper mining dating back to the 14th century. In Kulmbach, the seat of the district, you will find the world’s largest collection of pewter figures inside Plassemburg Castle, one of the nation’s most impressive old fortifications. This is also your destination for the country’s strongest brewed beer (11.8% alcohol) and a Bierfest held each July that’s second to none.
A trip to Mainleus will reveal to you its picturesque town center and vibrant marketplace. In Himmelkron, there is a fascinating local museum with artwork dating back to the 15th century. And Presseck, with its woodland surrounded Heinersreuth Castle and annual wine festival, is certainly worth a visit, as is the 14th-century castle at Guttenberg, ancestral home to the Guttenberg clan.