If you want to get a shortcut-impression, I would highly recommend you this tour to the most important sights of Hersbruck:
You might start at the central place of the city with the nearby Rathaus direction of the Nürnberger Tor. On the way there you pass the Oberer Markt (Upper Market). You turn right to have a look at the famous "Herbrucker Hirtenmuseum" on the Eisenhüttlein (which is one of the most beautiful places around the cities with its half-timbered houses.
You pass the Schwalbenturm to head for the Mauerweg with the beautiful Fraischtower and Wildzirkelturm. Leaving Mauerweg you see the yellow building of the Spitaltor with it's Bürgerspital (a place for old people) and the beautiful Spitalkirche.
Before turning right into the Prager Straße, you pass the Turngasse.
Then we walk on to Martin-Luther-Straße, Wassertorn and turning right again into Vordere Schulgasse. Walking straight through, you can have a look at the Kastenamt, which now contains Tourist Information and library and the white Stadtschreiberhaus.
Now follows the highlight of the tour: the Castle, then Schlossbräuhaus, former German School and Kirchgasse, Nikolaus-Selnecker-Platz and the chruch of St. Maria before we end the tour on the Unterer Markt.
There are several ways to get to Hersbruck:
- By car you get there via Autobahn 9 or 6 or following the B14
- By train to either Hersbruck rechts der Pegnitz (recommended) or Hersbruck links der Pegnitz
In Hersbruck about all the sights are in walking distance, but there's also a bus system for public transportation offering good connections to the villages in the surrounding.
The shop on Unterer Markt in Hersbruck already sells great toys since 1988. It is run by the Anna&Maximilians.
If you don't have anything special in your mind, be sure to always find at least a little toy for your kids, friends or yourself. You just can't leave the shop without something. All the good toys are sorted by age. Turn right for the baby's and left for the other children's stuff.
What to buy: If you expect bright battery-run loud plastic toys in this shop, you're quite wrong. There are books, CDs, dolls and a lot of wooden toys, as well as classics like taws and such. You can get toys for kids from the very early ages till end of childhood.
What to pay: It is no cheap shop, but worth the money. Expect toys of good quality.
Cuándo era más joven, como 14 hasta 17 años, era una de mis actividad mas populares irme a la Werkstatt por los sabados, trabajando en una obra.
La Werkstatt esta muy conocido en la región por sus calendarios y la cooperación con artistas conocidos, como Eckhard Henscheid o Toni Burghart.
If you like soft-hiking, you may take the tour to the Arzbergturm to get a great view of the city and it's surrounding area.
Little above the city you may have a drink in the Michelsberg restaurant, from where you have a great look over Hersbruck itself.
There are some great oportunities for people who like watersports.
- The most popular one was till last year the "Strudelbad" - local swimming pool. It was closed in 2004 for renovation things, so we'll see what the new "Frankentherme" will be like.
For people who prefer (romantic) lakes, there are two of them:
For Swimming I can recommend the "Baggersee" near Happurg which is for free, as well as the Happurger Stausee, which is more common with surfers.
The river Pegnitz may let you go on a canoe- or kajak-tour ... I tried that out some years ago and it really was great fun!!! It's unforgetable, but due to conditions you should be a swimmer. The nicest trip can be taken from Lungsdorf to Hohenstadt or a bit further on directly into Hersbruck.
Equipment: You should bring swimming suits and changing clothes.
If you're into hiking, I can highly recommend the area surrounding Hersbruck, the so-called "Hersbrucker Alb"/"Hersbrucker Schweiz" (for its mountains, referring to Switzerland).
In walking distance there are for example
- The Houbirg
- The Hutanger
Little outside the city you may visit Burg Hohenstein. There are a lot of oportunities serving all weather conditions and knowledge of hiking. Of course you can do bike tours as well.