Erlangen-Höchstadt goes back to the 1972 merger of the erstwhile Erlangen and Höchstadt counties (Landkreise). It is a pretty eclectic mix of suburban areas oriented towards Erlangen and more rural areas where agriculture was at least traditionally important. Part of the county is also famous for the Aischgründer Spiegelkarpfen which leads to many a village having more carps than humans.
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Served by Gräfenbergbahn
Bus service is the main mode of public transit. It has gotten a bit better in the 2010s but still leaves something to be desired at times. Check fares and schedules on the VGN website
- 1 Zum Goldenen Schwan, Hauptstraße 24 91334 Hemhofen (Bus 205 "Schloßhof"), ☏ . Known as "Mary" due to a former owner of that name it serves mostly traditional German food.
- 2 Sosein, Hauptstraße 19 90562 Heroldsberg. A restaurant with a Michelin star