Oberasbach is a quaint little town that’s about 15 minutes from Nuremberg.
Its 17,000 residents live in what is one of the oldest districts in the area with a history that spans back before the days of the Middle Ages. But, don’t let Oberasbach’s age fool you… It’s still a modern marvel with easy rail connections to Stuttgart and Nuremberg and located near some great Bavarian sights.
Oberasbach’s main attraction is the Protestant Parish Church Lorenz built in the traditional Gothic style and standing watch over town for centuries. Take your time strolling along the medieval streets to enjoy the half timbered buildings in town.
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Once upon a time, the town did have its very own castle. Altenberg Castle was built sometime in the 1600’s but it was destroyed and cleared from the city sometime in the 1820’s. Though you’re not too far away to visit Cadolzburg Castle.
Cadolzburg built in 1157 is perched on a steep rocky cliff and once a serious military fortress to be reckoned with. The castle’s museum (which is still in progress) will house documents, arts, and crafts relating to its 900 year history.
The castle did undergo restoration work in 1945 after a serious fire and is yet again undergoing restoration work; but it’s still open to visitors for sightseeing, outdoor concerts, and receptions.
The Middle Franconia region around Oberasbach is best enjoyed outside in the fresh air. And, it’s here that you’ll find a choice of great outdoor activities such as swimming at the town’s outdoor pool, tennis, fishing, 2 golf courses, and even skateboarding ramps.
Heck, the whole family can be entertained at the PlayMobil Fun Park, the area’s own amusement park. Just make sure you leave time for Oberasbach’s Market which is held every other Friday. Sample plenty of fresh fruits and veggies as well as cheeses, spices, and some fragrant flowers that seem to decorate so many of Germany’s window boxes.