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Upper Palatinate (German: Oberpfalz) is a region in Bavaria, Germany.


Map of Upper Palatinate
  • 1 Regensburg — the capital of Upper Palatinate on the banks of the river Danube (Donau). old city centre, patrician towered houses, the cathedral (Cathedral Boys' Choir Regensburger Domspatzen), old city hall ("Perpetual Imperial Diet", 1663-1806), the Stone Bridge, the Porta Praetoria (Roman), the Scottish Church of St. James (portal), castle (Thurn und Taxis), "Stadtamhof"
  • 2 Amberg old city centre, the new castle and the armoury ("Zeughaus", "Klösterl" and "Regierungskanzlei"seat of the government of "Upper Palatinate" till 1810), the town wall and gates ("Stadtbrille", "Nabburger Tor"), the gothic city hall, church ("St. Martin", "Schulkirche"), the pilgrimage church ("Mariahilfberg) and "Bergfest" late June, early July
  • 3 Cham

old city centre ("Marktplatz"), the old city hall, castle "Burg Wolfenstein", gothic castle "Pfalzgrafenschloss", church ("St. Johannes"), the town wall and towers ("Pulverturm")

  • 4 Schwandorf old city centre ("Marktplatz"), the town towers ("Blasturm"), church ("Jakobskirche"), castle ("Fronberger Schloss"), "Färberhaus", historic cellars ("Historische Felsenkeller"), pilgrimage church ("Kreuzberg")
  • 5 Weiden in der Oberpfalz Weiden in der Oberpfalz on Wikipedia [1] old city centre, "Marktplatz", the Old City Hall, the town wall and gates ("Oberes Tor"), Church St. Michael, International Ceramics Museum ("Waldsassener Kasten")
  • 6 Grafenwöhr — known through its military training area which is the largest multinational training area in Europe

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Bavarian Forest Bavarian Forest on Wikipedia — locals call it "Bayrisch Sibiria" for obvious reasons
  • Vilseck


Get around[edit]


  • Joska Crystal "The Glass Experience", Bodenmais [2]
  • Castle Burglengenfeld [3]
  • Walhalla Donaustauf
  • "Slaying the Dragon" Furth im Wald
  • Pilgrimage church Freystadt [4][dead link]
  • Monte Kaolino, Hirschau i. d. Obpf. [5]
  • Castle Kallmünz [6]
  • Farmer Museum "Oberpfälzer Freilandmuseum" Neusath-Perschen [7][dead link]
  • Monastery of the Benedictines "Benediktinerabtei Plankstetten [8]
  • Mining industry and industrial museum "Bergbau- und Industriemuseum" Theuern [9]
  • Castle "Rosenberger Schloßberg" Sulzbach-Rosenberg [10]
  • Abbey Waldsassen [11]


  • 1 Monte Kaolino, Wolfgang-Drossback-Street 114 92242 Hirschau, +49 9622 81502. Ski in the summer on this ski slope made of sand. Monte Kaolino (Q1526711) on Wikidata Monte Kaolino on Wikipedia



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