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How to reach Forchheim

Forchheim is very well linked to the autobahn system and the train system of the Deutsche Bahn. Nuremberg Airport with direct service to all important German and European cities is only 35 km away.

General plan of Forchheim

The overview map is available as PDF for download (0.3MB) and is obtainable for free at the Tourist-Information Forchheim.

You can plan your journey and find a detailed street plan of Forchheim at Google Maps.


Arriving by car
Via the Autobahn A73 Nuremberg-Bamberg-Coburg Forchheim is linked to the Autobahn A9 Berlin-Nuremberg and the Autobahn A3 Wuerzburg-Frankfurt. The federal road 470 links Forchheim with Bayreuth, the Fraenkische Schweiz and Hoechstadt/Aisch.

An overview of all parking facilities can be found in the parking guide and here.


Public Transport
Forchheim is part of the Combined Transport Authority Greater Nuremberg (VGN) and thus can be easily reached by regional trains and buses. Go to for information and time tables (see below).


Arriving by bike
To plan their tours bikers can obtain more information on the website of the ADFC Ortsclub Forchheim or on the website of the Bayernnetz fuer Radler. You may rent a bike at Fahr Rad! (Tel. +49 9191 729-290).


Arriving by train
Forchheim lies directly by the ICE-tracks Munich-Nuremberg-Berlin and can be easily reached by EuroCity, Interregio and Regional Express. In addition to that regular trains leaving from Nuremberg`s big interchange station make it possible to reach Forchheim from almost every region of Germany.

You can find detailed time tables and ticket information on the website of the Deutsche Bahn AG.


Arriving by plane
Forchheim can be easily reached from Nuremberg Airport which is only half an hour or 35 km away. It is also possible to arrive at the airports of Munich and Frankfurt and use the train or car to reach Forchheim.


Arriving by boat

A lot of river cruise ships come to Forchheim via the Main-Danube-Canal. Forchheim is however also an attractive place to drop the anquor of your own boat. An extensive variety of roundtrips os offered by.



Contact & further informations

Tourist-Information Forchheim
Rathaus, Hauptstraße 24
91301 Forchheim
Telefon: +49 (0) 9191 714-360, -337, -338
Fax: +49 (0) 9191 714-206

Parken in Forchheim 2014.pdf1.05 MB
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