Excursions & Culture

Discover the diversity of Franconian Switzerland!

Experience the medieval buildings, the exciting nature of Franconia or cultural city highlights.

Franconian Switzerland is always worth a visit and offers exciting destinations for all ages!

With hundreds of castles, fortresses or medieval complexes, there are also a few in the direct vicinity of your wellness hotel in Franconia. Some of these castles and palaces can also be hiked directly from the hotel:
  • Greifenstein Castle near Heiligenstadt (approx. 4 km away)
  • Rabenstein castle: falconry demonstrations, Sophien cave, tavern and castle tour (23 km away)
  • Ruin Neideck near Streitberg (about 10 km away)
  • Giechburg near Scheßlitz
  • Veste Corburg
  • Castle ruin Streitburg near Streitberg (approx. 10 km away)
  • Quackenschloss near Markt Wiesenttal (about 15 km away)
  • Castle Wiesentfels (approx. 21 km away)
  • observation tower near Hohenmirsberg (approx. 25 km away)
  • 1000-year-old castle in Thurnau (about 33 km away)
  • Gößweinstein Castle (approx. 20km away) - With real-time weather and panorama cam from the top of the castle tower!

Caves in Franconian Switzerland

Refreshing on hot summer days and an extraordinary experience on sometimes rainy days: The stalactite caves in Franconian Switzerland.
These are truly a unique experience for young and old in all weathers.

  • Binghöhle in Streitberg (approx. 5 km away)
    The Binghöhle can be combined wonderfully with a round hike over the rock formation "Hummerstein" from the hotel.
  • Sophienhöhle near Rabenstein Castle (approx. 23 km away)
    Besides the cave, the castle also has its own castle tavern and the famous bird of prey show.
  •  Devil's Cave in Pottenstein (approx. 25 km away)

The heart of the "Pottenstein adventure mile", right next to the summer toboggan run and the pedal boat rental.

Adventure mile Pottenstein
Not far from the hotel is the adventure mile Pottenstein with various attractions and sights, probably the most famous tourist region in Franconian Switzerland.

Thurn Castle Adventure Park (about 28.0 km away)
Truly an experience for the whole family with its own zoo, water slide, roller coaster, mini golf and a western town. There are also daily knights' tournaments and western stunt shows, so there's really no chance of boredom.

Freizeit-Land Geiselwind (about 68,8 km away)
In Freizeit-Land Geiselwind you will find roller coasters, free-fall towers, water slides, various live and electronic shows and an extensive zoo.

Large-format play worlds are the focus of the Zirndorf PLAYMOBIL-FunPark. The mighty 20 x 20 m knight's castle and the wild 17 m long pirate flagship invite to creative and active play.
The PLAYMOBIL-Funpark is about 59 km away from the hotel.

  • Wildlife park Hundshaupten (approx. 18 km away)
  • Falconry at Rabenstein castle (approx. 25 km away)
  • Horseshoe game reserve with red deer, fallow deer and wild boars (36 km)
  • Treetop path Steigerwald (62 km away)


Franconian Switzerland offers activities for families with children of all ages.
  • Climbing forest Veilbronn - directly in your holiday resort
  • Playground Veilbronn on the footpath and cycle path - approx. 200 m from the Hotel Sponsel-Regus
  • Children's adventure trail Neubürg - at 10 stations with tricky tasks you can replay a fairy tale yourself
  • Wildlife park Hundshaupten: Barrier-free on various circular routes to experience the most diverse animals up close.
  • Horseshoe game reserve with red deer, fallow deer, wild boars, forest playground and nature experience trail
  • Canoe & kayak tours on the Wiesent with our partners Aktiv Reisen and ropes off

  • Adventure mile Pottenstein; among others with:
    • Climbing forest Pottenstein-Weidenloh
    • Summer toboggan runs with pedal boat rental
    • Devil's Cave
    • Sky-Walk with a tree-top experience and trampoline
    • Indoor climbing forest
    • Outdoor soccer golf near Pottenstein
    • E-Fun Park
    • Minigolf
    • Fossil knocking place
  • Rabenstein castle with Sophien cave, falconry demonstration, bird park and castle hermitage
  • Binghöhle near Streitberg
  • Tree top path Steigerwald
  • Theme parks of the region
  • Freibad Ebermannstadt - Family bath EbserMare