G R A F E N W Ö H R
Grafenwöhr, in northern Bavaria, is ideally situated for travel within Germany and further afield into easter Europe. Nuremberg and Regensburg are both about an hour away by car easily reachable via short train rides. Dresden, and Munich are both within two hours and Berlin can be visited with only a four hour autobahn journey. The Czech republic is the closest country with the city of Pilsen just across the border about an hour away. Prague is an easy day trip as well. Polish pottery can be bought directly from the source in Boleslawiec, Poland about five hours driving time. Austria, and the majestic Alps are also accessible, with a drive to Salzburg taking about four hours. Cheap flights out of Nuremberg will whisk you off to London, Paris, or even Porto, Portugal!
Things to Do Within 100 Kilometers of Grafenwoehr
Lucky for us living in this area, there is plenty that is only up to an hour’s drive. You don’t really even have to plan ahead, just jump in the car and go. Check out our list of things to do within 100 kilometers of Grafenwoehr.
We also have pages for things to do only 300 kilometers or 500 kilometers from Grafenwoehr as well, so check those out if you don’t mind going a little further.
Also, we have plenty of ideas for kid’s trips, history trips, road trips all around Germany, so if you are wondering about a place check out our main Germany page as well.
Maypole Ceremonies – No matter where you live, there will be one near you and oh is it fun! Do go.
Luisenberg Rock Labyrinth – One of my favorite day trips, you can do this with your family at any time of year. It gives you a chance to get outside and really enjoy some beautiful nature.
Making German Bratwurst – Very close to Nuremberg, there is a butcher who will invite you in to learn how to make bratwurst from scratch and then eat it.
Flossenburg Concentration Camp – A little-known Nazi work camp that is located very close. It’s free and well worth the trip.
Moedlareuth – Or Little Berlin as it’s called, is a small town not far from Bayreuth with an interesting history.
In Czech Republic
Taking the Waters in Karlovy Vary – Karlovy Vary is just a hop, jump, and a skip across the border, a very easy drive where you can see beautiful architecture, eat a great meal for a fraction of what it would cost in Germany, and indulge in some spa activities.
Adult Only Activities
Wernberg Castle – The draw to Wernberg is pampering and luxury. For a close romantic weekend away (15 minutes only), you can eat at a Michelin 2-star restaurant and enjoy some spa facilities. This ranks up there as one of my favorite things I’ve done since living here. Yes, it’s pricey, but it’s the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, New Year’s Eve, really any special event. Do it at least once while you live so close!
The Kuchlbauer Tower and Brewery – Abensburg, where the artsy Kuchlabauer Brewery is located is only a little over an hour’s drive. With a brewery, museum, and beer garden there is plenty to do. I put it in the “adults” category because it’s beer and tasting is definitely involved, but to be honest I went with young children and they loved it. I guess it’s really your call.
In Czech Republic
Pilsen Beer Bath – My favorite place for a beer bath is right across the border. Jim and I have been numerous times, because we love the romance, how our skin feels, and the food!
Playmobil FunPark – Located just in Nuremberg, this amusement park is really best for kids aged about 2 until 8. Don’t get me wrong, kids of all ages will love it, but it doesn’t have all kinds of high-thrill rides that the older kids really crave. I personally love it!
Grafenwoehr Day Trips – Within 300 Kilometers
Castle Mespelbrunn – The Brothers Grimm stayed here and it became Rapunzel’s castle. It’s an easy drive, since it’s right off of Autobahn 3. The whole family will love it.
Wartburg Castle – Martin Luther hid out here!
Frankfurt – What to do on a layover, or if you just want to go for a day!
Hofbrauhaus in Munich – It’s the place I go at least once a year to show off Germany to visitors. The food is good and the music and culture is great!
Hops Museum – A quirky museum near Munich explaining all about hops, and therefore beer, from the middle ages and on.
Open Air Folk Museums – Great for kids and adults alike! There’s definitely one not far from you.
Bastei Bridge – In Saxon Switzerland, not far from Dresden, this national park is a must!
Wurzburg Residenz – Wurzburg, a great wine city, is better known for its UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Residenz.
Roman Ruins and Museums – The Romans explored and conquered all over Germany. Where can you go to find some great Roman ruins and sights?
Pilsner Urquell Brewery – If you love beer, you’ll love Czech beer, and this is the very first pils!
Holaslovice – A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Czech’s Bohemia region. It’s especially gorgeous in fall.
Overnight Trips From Grafenwoehr (Within 500 Kilometers)
Hohenzollern Castle – Close to Stuttgart and well worth the trip. It’s a great castle with spectacular views!
Königssee – Combine it with Berchtesgaden, a gorgeous hike and day at the lake.
Berchtesgaden – The World War II sights are amazing; the Eagle’s Nest, the Ober Salzburg Document Center, the Hofbrauhaus, the Salt Mines…so much!
Trier – The oldest city in Germany has a lot to offer. Combine it with a trip to Luxembourg, France, or Belgium.
Quedlinburg – A UNESCO World Heritage city with half-timbered houses.
Wies Church – A Bavarian UNESCO World Heritage Site that is worth a 30 minute stop when going to visit the King Ludwig castles.
Reichstag – The center of German government – a beautiful building, very instagrammable.
Tempelhof Airport – Chasing the Ghosts
In Czech Republic
Kutna Hora Bone Church – A great trip for kids of all ages. You can combine it with a trip to Prague or to Holaslovice or even on your way to Brno.
Telc – My favorite Czech city, because it is very much like Rothenburg ob Tauber, with medieval walls and great lunch spots.
Brno – The second largest city in Czech, and there’s plenty to keep you busy for a nice weekend away.
Linz – A more modern city with tons to do…so close!
Innsbruck – Right across the border, a beautiful city to visit.
Salzburg – The fortress is amazing.
Salt Mines – Hallein, not far from Berchtesgaden and loads of fun.
Grossglockner Alpine Road – a great ride through some stunning mountains!
Alsace – The most western part of France, so quaint, so romantic…such good wine!
Polish Pottery – Everyone wants to get some and this is the ultimate guide to going and getting what you want!
Peace Churches – UNESCO World Heritage Site of stunning wooden churches.
Wroclaw – A great city for kids…Go on a dwarf hunt!
What to Do in Liechtenstein – A very small country, but still worth a stop when traveling through to Switzerland.
Stay tuned to this page as we keep adding more and more things to do!
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