Fichtelgebirge Mountain Range
The Fichtelgebirge Mountain Range forms a giant granite “U” between the cities of Hof, Bayreuth, and Waldsassen. The magical landscape features dense forests and unique, romantic rock formations.
Franconia’s “roof,” as the area is called, also features idyllic valleys, expansive plateaus, and peaks such as the Ochsenkopf or the Schneeberg mountains. Especially intriguing is the giant rock maze Luisenburg near Wunsiedel. Here you find enormous blocks of granite that are strewn about, next to and on top of each other, as if a giant put them there. During the Luisenburg Festival, the rocks serve as the backdrop for the stage – an unforgettable atmosphere.
The Fichtelgebirge low mountain region has also been known for centuries for its craftsmanship. The area has been famous as a center for gold, silver, and copper mining as well as the manufacture of porcelain. Another well-known highlight of the area is the Wagner Capital of Bayreuth.
Fairs and town festivals
Bayreuth´s Folk Festival
June 2nd, 2017 - June 12th, 2017Bayreuth offers eleven days of one of the largest folk festivals in Franconia. About 50 showmen/women, booths, two Festival tents and an exciting program, such as fireworks on the first day and the last day, a family day or the election of Miss Folk Festival Queen makes the Folk Festival a popular meeting place for young and old.