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From Lichtenfels, the major city of Erfurt is approximately 60 miles to the north.
It's worth spending a day or so in Breitenguessbach. It's located only 14 miles southwest of Lichtenfels. Start off at Bamberg Cathedral or Old Palace. And don't forget about New Residence.
The area surrounding Lichtenfels features a number of splendid nature reserves. Two attractions close by to Lichtenfels are Devil's Cave (30 miles away) and Binghoehle (25 miles away).
See how serious the locals are about their sports by seeing a game at Brose Arena in Bamberg. It's just 19 miles to the south of Lichtenfels. When the game's over, meet up with the locals in the nearby pubs or bars.
To snowboard or ski on powder slopes, head down to Erlbach - Kegelberg Ski Area or Skilift-Masserberg.
Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and Banz Castle in Michelau are well worth checking out. This nearby destination is 2 miles away from Lichtenfels. Staffelstein is another good option. It's a convenient 4 miles away from Lichtenfels. Take a look around town and swing by Obermain Therme and the Staffelberg Klause.
Coburg, a regional centre, is another great place to visit. It's approximately 10 miles from Lichtenfels and boasts a variety of fascinating things to see and do, including Ehrenburg Palace, the Coburg State Theatre and Coburg Fortress. The Rosengarten Congress Centre and the Puppenmuseum Coburg are a couple more choices that await you here.
To truly appreciate the soul of Franconia, you'll need to acquaint yourself with its particular aromas and flavors.
Keep your eyes peeled for beef and potatoes, two recognizable local ingredients.
Kartoffelsalat (potato salad) and pichelsteiner meat and vegetable stew) are a couple of meals worth trying.
Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth? Indulge your senses with some zwetchgenkuchen (plum cake)
If exploring the wonderful world of beer is your thing, make your way to the nearest bar and buy a round of Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Clink your glasses and enjoy one of the area's best-loved brews.
Wine connoisseur or not, you simply must order a bottle of Franken Bacchus. It's the ideal companion to a flavorsome meal. That being said, the locals also recommend Franken Kerner. Why not try out both?
We all wish our vacations went on forever. However, you're going to have to bid Tschüss to Lichtenfels sooner or later. At least once you get back home you'll have loads of incredible tales to tell!
The most convenient airport, Nuremberg Airport (NUE), is 45 miles to the south.
It might be a bit hard booking accommodation in Lichtenfels, as there are presently no vacancies showing up on Expedia's database. However, if you don't mind commuting, take a look at the Best Western Plus Kurhotel an der Obermaintherme, 1 mile away in Staffelstein.
Located in the heart of Bamberg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Concert Hall Bamberg, New Residence and Bamberg Cathedral. Michaelsberg Monastery and Old Palace are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in the heart of Bamberg, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Residence and Bamberg Cathedral. Old Palace and Michaelsberg Monastery are also within 15 minutes.
Located in the heart of Bamberg, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gärtner- und Häckermuseum, Bamberg Cathedral and New Residence. Old Palace and Michaelsberg Monastery are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in the heart of Bamberg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of E.T.A. Hoffmann Haus, Bamberg Cathedral and New Residence. Old Palace and Michaelsberg Monastery are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in the heart of Bamberg, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gärtner- und Häckermuseum, Bamberg Cathedral and New Residence. Old Palace and Michaelsberg Monastery are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in Bamberg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Bamberg and New Residence. Bamberg Cathedral and Old Palace are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Bamberg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bamberg Cathedral and Old Palace. E.T.A. Hoffmann Haus and Seehof Palace are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Kulmbach, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Plassenberg Castle and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Bavarian Brewery Museum. Sanspareil Rock Garden and Zwernitz Castle are also within 12 miles (20 km).