Almost every locality around the Hesselberg has a swimming pond with sun-meadow (some with sales kiosk).
Leisure and adventure baths
Thermal Baths (Spas)
Hiking and bicycle riding. The gently rolling hills around the Hesselberg provide plenty of varied bicycle and hiking trails. Forest, fields and meadows define the landscape. The meandering River Wörnitz and “the Mountain“ give the countryside its special attraction.
There are naturally many well-signposted bicycle and hiking trails in the area. These pass by orchards, carp ponds and through our colourful Middle-Franconian towns and villages.
Take a trip back in time, discover romantic, medieval towns with their numerous towers, churches, marketplaces and alleys.
Wassertrüdingen (4 km/2.5 miles)
Fluvius Museum river and pond, sun-dial park
Dinkelsbühl (20 km/12 miles)
3D-Museum, Minster of St. George with tower ascent,
Museum of local history in the Spitalhof
Feuchtwangen (30 km/19 miles)
Franconian Museum, Museum of the Bards, Cloisters
Rothenburg (60 km/38 miles)
Medieval Crime Museum, Doll and Toy Museum, German Christmas Museum
Schillingsfürst (45 km/28 miles)
Bavarian Hunting Falcon Farm in Schillingsfürst Castle
Nördlingen (35 km/22 miles)
Ries Meteorite Crater Museum, Bavarian Railway Museum, Town Museum, fully preserved town wall with battlement-walk
Harburg(38 km/24 miles)
Harburg Castle (well-preserved castle)
Oettingen (15 km/9 miles)
Ansbach (35 km/22 miles)
Margrave Palace, Kasper-Hauser-Museum, Margrave Museum, Pedestrian Precinct, Shopping Centre
Nürnberg (85 km/53 miles)
Kaiserburg Castle, numerous museums
In June, July and August, various open-air theatres offer comedies, dramas, musicals, concerts and children’s plays. The theatres can be found in Dinkelsbühl, Feuchtwangen, Nördlingen, Weißenburg, Spalt and Dennenlohe.
The region has, however, cultural events all year round: Classic concerts, gospel choirs, theatre, cabaret, puppet theatre both for children and adults …
Local fairs and church festivals are a firm part of the region’s calendar.
The large music festivals are, of course, the piano concerts in Öttingen, the Bach-Week in Ansbach, the Africa-Caribbean-Festival in Wassertrüdingen, the Summer-Breeze in Dinkelsbühl ...