Home to some of Germany's most charming buildings and rich in Bavarian culture, this idyllic and tranquil town situated on the River Saale is a joy to explore by car. Those wishing to relax should make their way to the stunning Lake Untreusse, a gorgeous recreation area dominated by a reservoir perfect for swimming, sailing or fishing. Evenings can be spent soaking up the culture at the town's theatre, before unwinding with one of the many distinctive beers or local dishes of which the town's residents are justifiably proud. Those visiting during the summer months will derive much enjoyment from the Hofer Volksfest, among the most famous of Germany's folk festivals, which runs from the end of July through to the beginning of August, whilst October sees some of Germany's greatest filmmakers and performers descend upon the town for the annual Film Festival. Visitors should also make time for a drive through the surrounding countryside, enjoying awe-inspiring views of the nearby Franconian Forest and Fichtelgebirge mountains.