Hold on to your hats, Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time to visit the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Uttenreuth.
Wow, those long words really roll off the tongue, don’t they? Maybe I really shouldn’t have thrown that long named Collective Municipality out there like that, considering this is supposed to be only about the town of Uttenreuth itself.
The town of Uttenreuth is actually only two districts, belonging to the Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg, not even some six square kilometers in the Schwabach Valley.
Uttenreuth — Top Areas Of Interest
Yeah, I know, doesn’t mean much when its written like that — just know you’ll see some wonderful countryside here in Middle Franconia.
For instance, the Buckenhofer Forest is a good place to start — and it’s home to quite a number of protected species. Plus, there’s also the Nürnberger Reichswald to explore around, too.
Not everyone enjoys spending time wandering through and around forests, so for you folks, take heart — there are a handful of castles to see nearby. So what if they’re not creepy medieval castles that would make a grand setting for a horror flick?
Go see for yourself, but I think you’ll love Schloss Adlitz (built 15th/16th century); Schloss Atzelsberg (a 3-story gem from the 18th century); Schloss Rathsberg and Schloss Marloffstein (both from the 17th century).
Oops, I almost forgot about Schloss Puckenhof — originally built in the mid-1500s.
These castles, as grand as they are, aren’t the only historical buildings found around town, though. There’s also the Church of St. Matthew (built 1765). Come to the village of Buckenhof, more specifically to Gräfenberger Straße, to see some other buildings that’ve been around for centuries; like the Old Golden Lamb Guesthouse.
And you’re sure to want to see the Old Mill (at Habernhofer Weg) from the 18th century, and the Schwabach Bridge (along with the Cemetery Chapel) have been around from the 19th century.
Now, visitors to Franconia cannot expect to visit without some kind of festival or cultural event. I’d say the Kerwa in September is perfect since the weather this time of year is just heavenly.
So, whether you’re visiting just Uttenreuth, or the Collective Municipality, you’ll easily have a good time — even if its name isn’t all that easy to pronounce. ;-)