Northern Bavaria

Covering more than 70.000 km², Bavaria counts as the largest Federal State in Germany. Even though most programmes take place in Southern Bavaria and Munich, due to the appeal of the capital and the Alps, the north of Bavaria has a lot of exciting activities to offer, too. The majestic mountains and forests of Franconian Switzerland, being home to magnificent castles and medieval towns, beckon you to discover them.

Beside this, northern Bavaria is well-versed in the field of science, too. After all, Audi produces its world-famous cars here. It is definitely worth to check out Northern Bavaria when planning a trip to Germany!

Special Offer
All groups who plan trips to Erlangen in the 2019/2020 season, can make use of a special offer. For more details about this special offer feel free to contact our Group Travel specialist Sarah Buchmann: You can reach her via +49 661 296971-12 or via
Erlangen Center

Our Erlangen Center is located in north Bavaria. The following activities are available in Center vicinity:

Educational trips - Middle Ages

  • Coburg Fortress - arts, architecture
  • Rotenburg ob der Tauber - Museum for Medieval Crime and Punishment, architecture
  • Würzburg - palaces, parks, religion
  • Ansbach - Kaspar Hauser, rococo
  • Bayreuth - theater, opera, music
  • Bamberg- architecture, religion
  • Educational trips - Modern Age

  • Ingolstadt - Audi, military, police
  • Nürnberg - ginger bread, Faber Castell, Third Reich and Wold War II
  • Buttenheim - hometown of Levi Strauss
  • Adventure trips

  • Drip stone caves of Franconian Switzerland
  • High rope adventure park at lake Brombach
  • Playmobil Funpark in Zirndorf
  • Day trips to sites allocated to neighbouring ASTUR Centers can be included in travel programmes for this Center as well. Should you be interested in further destinations of the ASTUR network, jus follow this link.

    Impressions from Erlangen and sites in Center vicinity

    Which programmes are available?

    When it comes to booking a programme for you - or adapting an existing programme to your wishes or even creating your own itinerary for that matter - your travel destination plays a key role. ASTUR offers a variety of travel opportunities to international guests and interested groups at home. You can pick from one or more of the following areas:

    For an overview of all programmes which ASTUR can offer you, just follow this link presenting our portfolio.


    If you are interested in finding out more about all available ASTUR destinations, you can return to the overview here. If you are keen to know how an exemplary group travel programme to this area can look like,  just check out the sample programme for a class trip below.