Popular Accommodations in Upper Palatinate
Highlights in Upper Palatinate
- Diverse landscapes
- Family-friendly leisure activities
- Multifaceted hiking trails
Most popular in Upper Palatinate
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Vacation rentals in the Oberpfalz
The varied landscape and the large number of villages make it possible for holidaymakers to rent an urban holiday apartment in the Upper Palatinate or one with a rural character. In the cities of the Upper Palatinate you benefit from the good transport connections, you can reach supermarkets and restaurants within walking distance and are flexible in your daily schedule. The holiday resorts of the Upper Palatinate include Regensburg in the south, Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate in the west or Weiden in the Upper Palatinate in a central location.Charming vacation rentals in natural surroundings
A large part of the region is characterised by a rural settlement in which you will find a charming vacation rental in the Upper Palatinate. The natural environment of low mountain ranges and lakes is perfect for an active or recreational holiday. In particular, the eastern region around the Bohemian Forest offers idyllic residential locations such as Arrach. To the north you can spend your holiday in Furth im Wald or in a central location in Zandt.
Holiday in the Upper Palatinate
Location and orientation
In the far east of Bavaria the administrative district and the holiday region Upper Palatinate runs along the state border with the Czech Republic. The western border forms Neumarkt about 40 kilometres east of Nuremberg. The southernmost point ends with the village Neufahrn and in the north Marktredwitz forms the border. The region, which covers 9,691.03 km², has about 1 million inhabitants. The most populous cities are Regensburg, Weiden, Amberg and Neumarkt.Mountains, forests, nature reserves
The Upper Palatinate combines cultural highlights of the cities with a wonderful landscape of low mountain ranges, lakes, forests and wide nature reserves. Among the numerous highlights are the Stiftland, the Künische Gebirge, the Naabtal, the Oberpfälzer Wald, the Oberpfälzer Seenland, the Lauterachtal or the Steinwald.
Travelers and Activities
The popular holiday region offers families in particular a multi-faceted programme of excursions in the middle of nature. No matter where your apartment is located in the Upper Palatinate, you will find varied leisure activities everywhere. Some highlights are the "Wild- und Freizeitpark Höllohe" in Teublitz, the summer toboggan run "Freizeithugl" in Mitterteich, the adventure park "Wasser- Fisch- Natur" in Wackersdorf or the dragon museum in Furth im Wald.Upper Palatinate for hikers
The varied nature of the Upper Palatinate enables hikers to take part in 74 official tours. Among the special features of the region are a multitude of challenging trails that require physical fitness. These include the 204-kilometre "Altmühltal Panoramaweg", which overcomes 5300 metres in altitude and leads from Gunzenhausen to Kelheim. An easy tour is the 12th stage of the "Jurasteig", which measures 26.8 kilometres and 658 metres in altitude. The trail leads from Dietfurt to Riedenburg.
During the Cold War, the Upper Palatinate was a strategic military base for the US army due to its proximity to the Czech Republic and the GDR.
Top travel tips
In Donaustauf east of Regensburg there is the Walhalla Memorial, named after Walhall, the Hall of the Fallen in Nordic Mythology and one of the most important German national monuments. Already in the 19th century, under King Ludwig I, the magnificent temple served as a memorial site to visit the busts of the honoured persons in rooms lined with marble. Also the old town of Regensburg with the cathedral and the stone bridge is definitely worth a visit.Upper Palatinate Open-Air Museum
In Neusath-Perschen, the Upper Palatinate Open-Air Museum presents the everyday life and work of the Upper Palatinate people 300 years ago. In 50 reconstructed houses you will gain insights into the living, working and building of the ancestors. In addition, typical farm animals of the time live here, such as geese, goats, pigs and horses.Bayernwald Zoo
The only zoo in the Upper Palatinate is located in Lohberg. It is home to 400 animals of 100 species. Visitors can see lynxes, beavers, donkeys, otters and red deer. The complex also includes a wolf enclosure, a petting zoo, nature trails and aquariums.