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Maisel’s Bier-Erlebnis-Welt

Maisel's Beer Experience World in Bayreuth comprises the beer museum, the breweries, the "Liebesbier" restaurant and the Urban Art Hotel.

On the former brewery site, the centrepiece of which is the striking brick building dating back to 1887, visitors can experience how the craft of brewing has evolved over the course of four generations. They embark on a journey from the beginnings of the Maisel brewery to the ultra-modern brewery workshop where the master brewers brew the Maisel & Friends craft beers today.

Further information

Maisel’s Bier-Erlebnis-Welt
Andreas-Maisel-Weg 1
95445 Bayreuth
Telefon +49 (0) 921 401-234

Erholungsort Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen

In the Heidelberg district of Ziegelhausen you will find well-run restaurants, hotels, guesthouses, vacation apartments, apartments and rooms with breakfast in all price ranges - we will be happy to advise you!

Erholungsort Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen
Neuenheimer Landstraße 5
69120 Heidelberg
Telefon +49 (0) 6221 5844444
Telefax +49 (0) 6221 5840222

Burg Guttenberg Europaeischer Seeadler  German Falconry Centre - European sea eagle
German Falconry Centre - European sea eagle.

Deutsche Greifenwarte auf Burg Guttenberg

German Falconry Centre Guttenberg Castle

At Guttenberg Castle visitors can experience eagles, vultures and eagle owls in free flight high above the beautiful Neckar river valley every day. Whether imposing owls silently glide over the hair tips of the visitors, majestic eagles show significant dives, or mighty vultures circle over the treetops with the thermal: in front of the magnificent scenery of the castle complex, every flight becomes a unique experience. Affectionate and entertaining knowledge transfer for young and old is carried out by competent "ground staff". In the programmes for children, falconer lessons and menagerie training, you can experience the birds on a real personal level.

In the extensive aviary complexes of the German Falconry Centre, around 120 birds, large-size photos and sculptures, allow a near-natural insight in the fascinating world of the raptors.

In the nursing station injured griffins and owls find skilled assistance. In the oldest private breeding and research station projects for conservation breeding, resettlement and species protection are attended to.

Deutsche Greifenwarte auf Burg Guttenberg
74855 Haßmersheim-Neckarmühlbach
Telefon +49 (0) 6266 388

Neckarbischofsheim Nonieshof  the alpacas Bambi, Flocke und Balou
the alpacas Bambi, Flocke und Balou.

Nonies Hof - Alpakas und Hofladen

Idyllically situated between Neckarbischofsheim and Helmstadt-Bargen, Nonies Hof offers the ideal ambience to relax and unwind.

During alpaca hikes and alpaca time-outs, you can enjoy the peace and serenity of the animals and escape the stress of everyday life. The farm shop sells products from the farm's inhabitants, such as eggs from happy free-range chickens, honey from the farm's own bees and hand-soaped soap made from alpaca wool.

All offers by appointment by telephone!

Nonies Hof - Alpakas und Hofladen
Heidäckersiedlung 4
74924 Neckarbischofsheim
Telefon +49 (0) 173 5807556

ConcordeundTu14403 klein  Sinsheim - The Concorde and Tupolev Tu-144 in the Technik Museum Sinsheim
Sinsheim - The Concorde and Tupolev Tu-144 in the Technik Museum Sinsheim.

Technik Museum Sinsheim

The Technik Museum Sinsheim, the largest private museum in Europe, with more than 3,000 exhibits on over 30,000 square metres of hall space, is located directly on the A6 motorway. More than 300 classic cars offer a representative cross-section of all car brands and epochs. The unique aeronautical exhibition comprises over 50 aircraft, including the supersonic aircraft "Concorde" and its Russian competitor "Tupolev Tu-144". From Whitsun 2019, the gates of the new exhibition hall will open. Even more technology, even more special exhibitions - the traditional brand Alfa Romeo will be opening.

An unforgettable experience is a visit to the IMAX 3D cinema, which shows exclusive documentaries and the latest Hollywood blockbusters on the largest IMAX screen in Germany. The 4*Hotel Sinsheim offers overnight accommodation.


The Technik Museum Sinsheim is open for you 365 days a year. Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Saturday, Sundays and public holidays from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.


Technik Museum Sinsheim
74889 Sinsheim
Telefon +49 (0) 7261 9299-0
Telefax +49 (0) 7261 9299-70

Heilbronn Experimenta-Aussenansicht  Heilbronn - the spectacular construction of the Experimenta on the Old Neckar River
Heilbronn - the spectacular construction of the Experimenta on the Old Neckar River.

experimenta – Science Center Heilbronn

Germany's largest Science Center surprises with a variety of offerings and stands for experimentation, knowledge and innovation. Four exhibition levels with more than 270 hands-on stations will inspire you. The Science Dome is the highlight of the adventure worlds. In the worldwide unique combination of planetarium and theatre, you can travel virtually through space or experience fascinating laser and experimental shows. The experimental theatre is designed for children up to the age of ten and provides an entertaining and vivid introduction to science and technology. The Maker Space as a platform for experimentation and workshop for practical work as well as the Forum as a place for exciting dialogue round off the experimenta programme.

The Science Center is centrally located directly on the Old Neckar, not far from the city centre, and offers the City Parkhaus experimenta with 500 parking spaces opposite.

experimenta – Science Center Heilbronn
74072 Heilbronn
Telefon +49 (0) 7131 887950

hochhinaus klein  Weinsberg - Forest Climbing Park Weinsberg
Weinsberg - Forest Climbing Park Weinsberg.

Waldkletterpark Weinsberg

Forest climbing park Weinsberg

An excurstion destination for the whole family

Here you can find fun and thrills. We are on the Schemelsberg hill above a vineyard in a forest-area with idyllic view of Weibertreu Castle Ruins and the town Weinsberg. After instructions by our professional trainers the very well-secured climbing in the trees begins. There are 78 exercises, spread on 9 parcours (segmented in easy, middle and hard). Duration 3 hours and 1/2 hour instructions.
Climbing from 6 to 99 years - there is something for everybody. For groups we offer outdoor education with fun and action in our team-building area with high ropes course.
Our season begins with the Easter-holidays and ends with the autumn-holidays. You can find the daily opening hours directly at the homepage of the forest climbing park in Weinsberg.

Location of the park:
Am Schemelsberg (postal address: Kernerstr. 17)
74189 Weinsberg

Waldkletterpark Weinsberg
Am Schemelsberg
74189 Weinsberg
Telefon +49 (0) 7134 5370007 oder +49 (0) 176 31373314

Sky-Adventure Ballon  Experience the Castle Road from the balloon
Experience the Castle Road from the balloon.

Sky Adventure Ballonfahrten

Ballooning with Sky Adventure over Castles and Palaces

Experience a ride through the skies and discover the world from a totally new perspective. You will be thrilled, when the balloon gradually fills and stands up in front of you like a gentle giant. Float over castles and palaces with Sky Adventure along the Castle Road. Affectionately restored half-timbered houses will round off the experience during the balloon ride. Our balloon launch sites along the Castle Road, for example, below the Abenberg Castle, or directly at the Neideck Castle ruins in Franconian Switzerland, guarantee an impressive sight. This experience will be remembered by passengers for all their lives. Pure pleasure!

Balloon launches daily from April to October. Ask for our launch sites along the Castle Road.

Sky Adventure Ballonfahrten
Richard-Wagner-Straße 14
91207 Lauf an der Pegnitz
Telefon +49 (0) 9123 7027-164
Telefax +49 (0) 9123 7027-163

Hilpoltstein 2020

Stadt Hilpoltstein – Die Burgstadt am Rothsee

Hilpoltstein is rich in history and leisure activities: Fortified city wall towers, elaborate half-timbered houses, a proud residential palace and the castle ruins that tower above it all: in Hilpoltstein you will encounter traces of a city history that goes back more than 1000 years. The founders of the town are considered to be the Lords of Stein, who in the Middle Ages held a powerful position as imperial fronts. The 16th century is one of the heydays of the town's history, when Hilpoltstein became part of the Principality of Palatinate Neuburg. Count Palatine Ottheinrich II finally gave the castle to his wife Dorothea Maria as a widow's seat. In 1606, the Countess of the Palatinate moved into the castle. Hilpoltstein's historical treasures reveal some secrets during entertaining guided tours. The 17th century residence, simple on the outside, impresses on the inside with masterly stucco ceilings.

Idyllically situated in the Franconian Lake District, Hilpoltstein invites you to spend your leisure time actively. The Roth Lake offers, among other things, many opportunities for swimming and water sports. Varied cycle and hiking paths combine nature enjoyment and cultural discoveries along the way. There are tours for every taste and in between, warm hosts provide refreshments. Hilpoltstein is also a perfect starting point for fantastic cycling tours, leisurely along the Main-Danube Canal, around the Rothsee or sporty up to the Jura plateau. An e-bike can be recharged in Hilpoltstein directly at the market place in the middle of the beautiful old town and meanwhile you can bridge the time with a lunch or a coffee break in the historical old town.

Stadt Hilpoltstein – Die Burgstadt am Rothsee
Tourist-Information, Kirchenstraße 1
91161 Hilpoltstein
Telefon +49 (0) 9174 978-505

BurgRabenstein Falkner  Falconry Rabenstein Castle
Falconry Rabenstein Castle.

Falknerei Burg Rabenstein

Situated in the forest at the gates of the castle complex, the Rabenstein Castle falconry presents over 80 of the largest and most beautiful birds of prey in its bird of prey and owl park, which covers around 30,000 square metres. In 30 large aviaries, native birds of prey and owls from the 30-centimetre tawny owl to the three-metre wingspan white-backed vulture are housed in pairs in a species-appropriate environment.

During the daily flight demonstrations, up to twelve different birds of prey can be seen flying and hunting. The facility is also used for research, teaching and conservation of the species, some of which are threatened with extinction.

Falknerei Burg Rabenstein
Rabenstein 33
95491 Ahorntal
Telefon +49 (0) 172 7301080

BurgRabenstein Sophienhoehle  Natural paradise Rabenstein Castle - Sophie's Cave
Natural paradise Rabenstein Castle - Sophie's Cave.


Just a ten-minute walk from the castle is the Sophienhöhle, one of the most beautiful still active stalactite caves in Germany. Impressive stalactite formations have been created in this underground palace over thousands of years. Unnoticed by the eye, this natural work of art continues to grow. The cave can be visited as part of a guided tour.

From May to September, "Sophie at night" takes place every Saturday evening. A fascinating light show with background music draws attention to the highlights of the cave and visitors can wander through the three impressive cave rooms individually. At the end of the evening, people meet at the campfire at the cave entrance.

Rabenstein 33
95491 Ahorntal
Telefon +49 (0) 9202 970044-0