Naila’s 37 villages read like a German dictionary (Bärenhaus, Brand, Dreigrün, Finkenflug, Hügel, Schleifmühle, etc). But, what does this German town offer you, the visitor? Hm, would the Franconian Forest be enough? No? Rough crowd. ;-)
All right, if you insist. Here we go.
Let’s start with the sporty side of Naila. There are all sorts of sports to keep you busy; and it kind of reads like a resort brochure (ha-ha).
Depending on the season, there is downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, volleyball, bowling, swimming, miniature golfing, bicycling, and more than 400km of hiking trails (including the Frankenweg and Ozinderweg; and not including the Nordic Walking trails).
Man, I need a beer. No time for that though. ;-)
Naila is best known, besides sports, for its markets. Every Spring and Autumn the town holds a totally cool shopping experience. Come see, you’ll never know what kind of awesome stuff you can bring home from these little markets.
On the Saturday before Easter everyone gets into the festivities with an Easter Egg Roll (Eierwalchens).
If you ask historians Naila isn’t that old, possibly Early Middle Ages (at least that’s what archaeological finds suggest). But, that doesn’t mean you won’t learn anything at the Schusterhof, an old shoe factory that’s now home to the Heimatmuseum (Local History Museum). Right? Right.
Even if Naila is an old town from the Middle Ages, you won’t find any medieval churches here. The oldest one is its Catholic Church, built in 1911; and the Methodist Church didn’t come along for another two decades. Either way, you’re always welcome to visit when here.
Over at the cemetery you’ll find a memorial sculpture and grave to victims of the Buchenwald death march, buried here in 1945.
Once you translated the 37 names of Naila’s neighborhoods I’m sure you’ll want to drink a beer with me. :-)