Wunsiedel, Bavaria, Germany, is located nearby the Czech border in the northeast of Bavaria. The town with a population of just over nine thousand people belongs to Upper Franconia. The seat of this administrative region is Bayreuth. Upper Franconia is famous for its numerous breweries and the diversity of beer. After Adolf Hitler's deputy died in prison in the late eighties, the town became a place of pilgrimage for Nazis visiting his grave. The first legal gathering of right-wing extremists triggered counter demonstrations of anti-fascist and action groups in the following decade. In order to stop this infamous and unwanted tourism, in recent years, the human remains were exhumed and cremated.
Wunsiedel is comparatively small and not very touristic. Therefore, the number of accommodations is limited. You can find some hotels and traditional guesthouses in the town. A campsite and at least one Wunsiedel, Bavaria, Germany hostel are available, as well. Your hostel in Wunsiedel, Bavaria, Germany, focuses on youth groups, school classes and families. However, as long as you do not look for a party place, your Wunsiedel, Bavaria, Germany hostel is fine as a base to discover the area. The place can be really busy, if school classes stay for a week or even longer.
It is highly recommendable to try out some local beers. You can find around two hundred mostly smaller and independent breweries that brew approximately one thousand different types of beer. Therefore, Upper Franconia boasts the highest brewery-density per capita worldwide. The nearby nature reserve Grosses Labyrinth (in English, big maze), is one of the biggest attractions of the town. One of the most popular natural attractions is Luisenburg Rock Labyrinth. It is a boulder field made of granite blocks several metres across and. Erosion and weathering are responsible for this unique stone formation. The mineral collection at the local museum called Fichtelgebirgsmuseum as well as the nearby mountain Ochsenkopf are other points of interest that are definitely worthwhile to visit. Ochsenkopf is located approximately twenty kilometres west of Wunsiedel. It is an important destination for winter sport and mountain-bike lovers in the region.
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