Among the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, the livable and lovable town of Amberg is a small modern-day Bavarian town with a great sense of tradition, set against a historical backdrop. There are myriad fountains and beer gardens, churches and monasteries to see and marvel at in what is considered the secret capital of the upper Palatinate.
The exact location
Nuremberg. Weiden. Regensburg: all nearby! The hotel itself is located right between the horticultural showgrounds, the Amberg Congress Centrum and the Kurfürstenbad Amberg. Those interested in culture will be delighted: just a few steps and you're right in the historic old town with its picturesque squares and lanes.
Forestry Christmas Bazaar
Do you like specialties, such as wild goulash, pork willow or freshly smoked fish? Then you are exactly right on the forestry Christmas bazaar. Here you will also find great self-made products of local citizens, such as overelaborate articles, wood carvings and even delicious honey.
The historic old town centre, called the "Amberg egg" on account of its shape, is protected by a well-preserved city wall. Motor traffic is also barred from entering. Must-see attractions include the Amberg Stadtbrille (a medieval bridge), the Kurfürstliche Schloss, (Elector's castle), the Alte Veste (an old manor house) and the Amberg gates.
In the historic atmosphere of Amberg, strolling about and enjoying all it has to offer is an exceptional experience. There is a lot to see but nothing is very far apart. After strolling round the shops, it is tempting to linger in one of the friendly cafes, taverns, bistros and restaurants in the pedestrian area and the surrounding alleyways.
Visitors can choose from a wide-ranging array of cultural offerings including many events. Guided tours of the town focusing on a variety of subjects and adventure tours are available throughout the year. There are fascinating things to learn at the Air Museum and the City Museum. The City Theatre provides excellent evening entertainment.
See Amberg from above: The Mariahilf Mountain is the site of the largest mountain pilgrimage in the region. The terrace of the mountain inn provides you with a view of all Amberg and the surrounding areas. See Amberg from the water. A boat ride on the Vils River offers a leisurely sail past the town's green horticultural showgrounds.
Hiking and cycling are a great way to explore this area. Well-developed cycling paths and hiking trails lead to the most beautiful destinations. Action & fun: Dune surfing, sandboarding or mountain biking on the Monte Kaolino, only ten minutes north of Amberg!
- Coming from the direction of the Amberg train station:
The Amberg train station provides convenient access by being connected to the ICE rail network of the German Railways. When you arrive by train, as you come out of the station concourse head left to the traffic roundabout and turn into the Kurfürstenring on the opposite side. At the Esso petrol station head further left into the Schiessstätteweg. The hotel is on the right.
(Travel time on foot: approx. 10 mins.)
Plan your journey by train.
- Arriving at Nuremberg airport:
From Nuremberg airport, take the underground (Line U2) to Nuremberg main station. From there you continue by train (regional express) in the direction of Schwandorf until you reach Amberg train station. From here, please take a taxi (approx. 5 mins., approx. EUR 7) to the hotel.
(Journey time by bus: approx. 90 mins. Fare: approx.
(Journey time by taxi: approx. 45 mins. Fare: approx.
Plan your journey by plane.
- Arriving from Munich airport:
Munich airport is approx. 200 km away. Are you taking public transport? Take bus no. 635 to Freising railway station. From there take the ALX92246 (regional and Vogtland train) to Neufahrn. Change to the SEV bus to Regensburg main station. Continue from there by train (regional express 3558) to Amberg train station. From here, please take a taxi (approx. 5 mins., approx. EUR 7) to the hotel.
(Journey time by bus: approx. 200 mins. Fare: approx.
(Journey time by taxi: approx. 100 mins. Fare: approx.
Plan your journey by plane.
*Price quoted is for guidance only.
- From the north:
Take the A6 Nuremberg/Amberg, then the Amberg West exit and follow the signs to the city centre and the ACC sign (Amberg Congress Centrum).
- From the south:
Take the A93 Regensburg/Hof, then the Schwandorf North/Amberg exit and head on to the B85 to Amberg. Follow the signs to the city centre and the ACC sign (Amberg Congress Centrum).
At the Vienna House Easy Amberg at the Congress Centrum, 200 parking spaces are available to you. Those behind the hotel are free of charge. In the Kurfürsten underground car park you pay approx. EUR 6 per day, and in front of the hotel approx. EUR 0.50 per hour.
Via personal transfer
For a stress-free journey to or from the hotel, ask the staff to organise a personal transfer for you.
- Former horticultural showgrounds: 50 m
- Nearest bus stop "ACC": 100 m
- Amberg Congress Centrum (ACC): 100 m
- Kurfürstenbad Amberg: 100 m
- City centre: 600 m
- Amberg main railway station: 1 km
- Nuremberg exhibition grounds: 61 km
- Nuremberg airport: 68 km
Lat: 49.440957 | Lon: 11.860172