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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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