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.
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.
On the northern edge of Franconian Switzerland, a few kilometres away from the castle road between Kulmbach and Bayreuth, lies the romantic pottery town of Thurnau with its impressive castle complex. Thurnau Castle is one of the largest inner-city castle complexes in Upper Franconia with its towering, mighty bower houses, the two castle courtyards, the weir and snail towers as well as the crossroads to the church. Today the castle houses a conference hotel with restaurant, the Research Institute for Music Theatre and the Institute for Franconian Regional History of the Universities of Bayreuth and Bamberg. Throughout the year, markets, concerts, festivals, cinema performances and theatre performances take place in the castle and its courtyards.
The small residential town with its magnificent castle, the German Car Museum and the historic old town invites you to dream. Also worth seeing are the town church and the lion smithy, a historic farrier's and wagon smithy from the time before the electrification of the working machines. The history of the town comes to life in guided tours of the town or tours of the writer Agnes Günther and the philosopher Carl Julius Weber. Beautiful hotels, traditional guesthouses, cafes and guesthouses offer a variety of opportunities to linger and enjoy. Relaxation, wellness, nature - at Mawell Resort you can take a break. Well-signposted circular hiking trails and the spiritual paths of silence lead you through almost untouched nature and to idyllic suburbs such as Bächlingen and Unterregenbach. On scenic country routes you experience magnificent landscapes, defiant castles and palaces and original farming villages.
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 (only in German).
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.
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)