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Fränkische Schweiz – Active Relaxation

With its mountains, valleys, and caves, the Fränkische Schweiz or Franconian Switzerland is a natural paradise. It can be viewed at leisure on an old steam locomotive running between Ebermannstadt and Behringersmühle.

Franconian Switzerland

Franconian Switzerland

If you love the call of the wild, rent a canoe or kayak. The Wiesent River is the only waterway you can take through the Fränkische Schweiz. To protect the kingfisher and other fauna, the tributaries have been declared off-limits. Things start getting exciting at Sachsenmühle. After a plunge over a two-and-a-half-meter weir you can take a break in a beer garden before exploring the spectacular Binghöhle, Germany's largest stalactite cave. Formed millions of years ago, it leads with few side corridors through the mountain. Geologically, the Fränkische Schweiz is a typical karst region with acid-soluble stone and has two or three thousand caves. But the region's picturesque rock formations also make it the ideal destination for both beginning and professional rock climbers.

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