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Forchheim is a large town in Upper Franconia in northern Bavaria, and also the seat of the administrative district of Forchheim. Forchheim is a former royal city, and is sometimes called the Gateway to the Franconian Switzerland, as the region is known. In 2005, Forchheim celebrated its 1200 th anniversary of first documentary mention, on the occasion of which the German Post issued special commemorative stamps worth 45 cents. When the coat of arms was bestowed upon the town at the beginning of the 13th century, people wrongly believed that their town's name originates from the old German word that means trout. Thus, the coat of arms shows two trouts.

Top Attractions Within Forchheim

Kaiserpfalz in Forchheim is one of the historic places in town, with three museums in it, the museum of the city of Forchheim, the archaelogic museum of Franconia and the museum of historic dresses of the area. Aside from the museums that can be found here, visitors can also enjoy a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops, where they can serve delicious meals and refreshing beverages.

Wildpark Hundshaupten in Forchheim is a great park, that is also a great destination for families with younger children. The zoo is modest, but tourists can visit some of the most interesting animals. Some of them walk around in the park grounds. The terrain of the wildlife park is very mountaineous and it is a challenge for tourists, due to their somewhat steep slopes. Children can benefit from a wonderful playground. There is also a restaurant where you can eat and drink inexpensively.

The St. Veit Bastion in Forchheim is part of the medieval fortress of Forchheim. The Bastion was built in the 16th century and it first belonged to the Catholic Archdiocese. There are guided tours of the fortress and tourists can get a glimpse of the German history, military culture and civilisation. The city walls are still preserved even today and well worth seeing and visiting.