Hersbruck is a quaint town filled with half-timbered houses and surrounded by rolling farmland and coniferous forests. Visit old-fashioned museums and dine at cosy cafes in the historic centre, paddle along the Pegnitz River and bathe in mineral-rich thermal pools.
Things to do in Hersbruck
Cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses give Hersbruck a picture book feel. Enjoy lunch at a sidewalk café and wander around the bustling market held several times a week. Deutsches Hirtenmuseum occupies a medieval building in the heart of the village. The museum celebrates the pastoral culture of Middle Franconia and features exhibits on the centuries-old industry. The collection of hand-carved wooden cowbells is a highlight.
Soak your muscles in the mineral-rich pools at Fackelmann Therme Hersbruck. The outdoor bathing complex is set in a beautiful evergreen forest and features saunas, steam rooms and an on-site spa. High concentrations of sulphate, sodium and bicarbonate will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised.
The Pegnitz River flows through Hersbruck and is lined with lush grazing meadows and forests. Saddle up and explore the area on horseback or rent a canoe and enjoy a leisurely paddle along the river. Hot air balloon flights are a romantic activity and unlock a bird’s eye view of Hersbruck and the surrounding countryside.
Hike up to Arzbergturm Tower for sweeping views over Hersbruck. The trail meanders through the forest and ends at a scenic lookout, complete with a coin-operated telescope. On clear days, you can see the Fichtel Mountains in the distance. Pack lunch and enjoy a picnic at the summit.
Getting around Hersbruck
Hersbruck is compact and easy to get around on foot, with the Hersbruck Train Station a five-minute walk from the historic centre. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Middle Franconia and visit nearby sights and attractions at your own pace. The town is a 40-minute drive from Nuremberg and two hours from Munich and Frankfurt Airport is a 2.5-hour drive away.