Pillmersreuth Franconian Forest

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Pillmersreuth is a village of 62 people in Northern Bavaria (Franconia), situated in the ranges of Nature Park Franconian-Forest (Naturpark Frankenwald). It is part of the town of Schwarzenbach am Wald, centre of more than 40 villages and small settlements. Within walking distance (2 km) you can reach Mount Döbra, the highest regional mountain (795m 2,608feet). The top secret radar station on top was used before 1990 by NATO to look behind the Iron Curtain. It is still in use, but now once a year on Döbrabergfest open to the public.

History of Schwarzenbach a.Wald (pdf)

Encyclopedia Britannica Franconian-Forest

Guide-to-bavaria Franconian-Forest

Franconian-Forest Hotels 
DW Franconian-Forest

Pillmersreuth Weather

Trivago-Attractions Franconian-Forest





The region with cold and snowy winters, nicknamed 'Bavarian Siberia', is a center of cross-country skiing. Excellent cross-country ski-tracks are provided.

On hot summer days you probably would prefer to have a swim in a small lake near by.


Autumn colours 

Where to stay?
 There is no hotel in a small place like Pillmersreuth but you can stay with the Fischer family in their farm house at  a moderate price. You will meet the whole range of farm animals there. A holiday house (2 bdrms) and 2 holiday apartments (1bdrm & 2bdrms) are available close to the village. More bed&breakfast type accommodation is available in other parts of Schwarzenbach (town hall information office).





What to do? 
There are a lot of well marked walking trails around here. Stroll through woods, fields and flowering meadows (particularly in May and June) in  typical  rural green surroundings, without fences or walls. Follow small creeks in narrow valleys, - in former times used for operating  water mills, -  many of the old buildings or their remains are still there.

Attractions: You are in the centre of a Europe without borders now, and each of the following places of interest (less than 80 km from Pillmersreuth)  can be visited easily within a one day trip by car. 

Town of Wagner Festival every year, Margravial Palaces and Opera House

Tourist-Information  Bayreuth-Festival/Wiki
   Bayreuth-Festival Google UK      Wilhelmine  New Palace   Margravial Opera   Hermitage  Wagner´s Villa Wahnfried    Wagner-Nazi-connection

most European Royals are decendants or related to the former duke of Saxe-Coburg-and-Gotha. The British Queen Victoria visited the place 7 times.
Coburg   Coburg/Wiki   Rosenau Palace  Ehrenburg Palace   Callenberg Castle     Martin Luther&Coburg      Saxe-Coburg/Wiki   Queen Victoria     Victoria&Coburg     Albert     Windsor Trivia

Kulmbach/Wiki  Plassenburg Castle Secret Capital of Beer    Kulmbach Guide download pdf   Market Place  Beer Museum (pdf)

old historical town centre, undamaged during World War II, famous Smoke Beer
Bamberg/Wiki   Schlenkerla Smoke Beer  UNESCO World Heritage   US Army Bamberg    Bamberg Information    Bamberg Beer Guide  
 Old city hall 
New Residenz
  Old Court  Cathedral   Seehof Palace
Town close to the Czech border, Hof International Film Festival

Hof Top of Bavaria   Hof/Wiki  Hof Wapedia Fernweh-Park   Theresienstein  Entrance St Michael



Plauen/Wiki    Plauen/Youtube   Sights (pics)   City hall

Kronach History    Kronach/Wiki    Kronach Guide (pdf)   Kronach sights(pdf)   
Eger (Cheb)
Wapedia Eger (Cheb)     Cheb Travel Guide Eger (Cheb) Centre
Bohemian Spas
About Marienbad   Marienbad Centre Carlsbad Travel-Guide  Traveliana Carlsbad