A popular excursion destination in Kronach is right outside the city gates: after a comfortable journey by train, a nice walk takes you in just under half an hour to the valley station of the Fröschbrunna Coaster summer toboggan run between Kronach and Neuses. It's fast-paced here all year round: on the modern summer toboggan run, you glide safely on rails, in a whizzing ride down into the valley. With a light pull on the brake lever, everyone can determine their own speed, depending on their courage and mood.
A drag lift takes you comfortably the 250 metres to the top, from where you can first enjoy the wonderful view of historic Kronach and the Rodach valley before returning to the valley on the bobsleds. The Fröschbrunna Coaster is also open in the winter months, weather permitting.
Right at the foot of the summer toboggan run is the Wirtshaus zum Fröschbrunna with its cosy little beer garden. There you can enjoy a snack, for example an organic chicken from our own breeding. The inn is popular with parents, who wait here in a relaxed atmosphere until their offspring have completed their extra laps on the Fröschbrunna Coaster. But the little ones will also find a highlight here: the two in-house llamas are sure to make the time until dinner fly by!
On your way back to Kronach, you also have the opportunity to take a detour through the Landesgartenschau Park. The extensive 14-hectare park in front of the panorama of Rosenberg Fortress was created 20 years ago by rededicating the former industrial estate. Today, the State Garden Show Park attracts active sports enthusiasts, families with children as well as those seeking peace and quiet. Visitors can enjoy an adventure playground, water playground, volleyball court, skate park and climbing tower, as well as sculptures and nature trails.
Kronach in Upper Franconia is also a popular destination for art lovers. Lucas Cranach was one of the most important German painters of the Renaissance and is the best-known son of this town at the foot of the Franconian Forest. Those who want to experience a dose of culture after tobogganing should pay a visit to the Rosenberg Fortress, which is well worth seeing. Some of Cranach's works can be admired in the Franconian Gallery there.
The fortress towers above the city and was first mentioned in a document in 1249 as "Rosenberg". Since the fortress was never conquered and new sections and architectural styles were added over the centuries, the Rosenberg fortress has a special place in German fortified architecture due to its combination of medieval, renaissance and baroque defensive architecture.
How to get there: Take the train to Kronach railway station. From here it takes about 25 minutes to walk south along the Haßlach river to the summer toboggan run. After leaving the station, turn right into Alte Bamberger Straße and soon turn left over the bridge over the Haßlach. Then turn right again and always along the river until you reach the B303. After about 100 metres, turn right onto the B85. Follow this road for a while until the road Fröschbrunn branches off to the left, where the summer toboggan run is located on the right.
Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.