Everyone knows it: sometimes you just want to get out of the city, explore nature and see brand new corners of your own city. Although there are but also a trip out of the city is worthwhile. Because only 30 minutes away from the city center is the Knoblauchsland, which is ideal as a destination for a day trip.
Perfect for a side trip by bike, because there is a lot to explore here. Beautiful heritage buildings, vegetables galore and culinary surprises await you.
A small piece of Bavaria on the doorstep!
Bicycle tour through the garlic country Nuremberg
Just a few minutes from downtown Nuremberg and perfectly connected to public transportation, you'll find the green front yard of Nuremberg – Garlic Land. The best way to get around here is by bike, because the bike paths are very well developed, except for the agricultural field paths.
On foot, the distances can quickly become a bit long. If you don't have a bike, you can rent one at different stations in the city with the inexpensive.
What is garlic country?
The Knoblauchsland is located in the Bavarian region of Middle Franconia, exactly in the city triangle Nuremberg-Furth-Erlangen. And there is not, as the name suggests, only garlic grown, but a wide variety of vegetables.
The Knoblauchsland is one of the largest contiguous cultivation areas of its kind in Germany. A wide variety of fruit, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers are grown here all year round. The Knoblauchsland is also a paradise for bees, because the honey here is as diverse as the Knoblauchsland itself.
As a recreation area and vegetable garden of Nuremberg, the small fields are an important part of the Nuremberg area. The biotopes also provide habitat for countless animal and plant species.
By the way, the name Knoblauchsland goes back to the 8th century. The name Garlicland dates back to the 19th century, because of the traditional cultivation of onions, the whole area was given this name without further ado.
Beekeeping on trial in Knoblauchsland
It hums and buzzes in Knoblauchsland. The little helpers of the agriculture may not be missing of course. There is no lack of "fuel" for the bees, because the different plants are in full bloom here at different times.
By the way, bees love wide-open spaces just as we do. The flight radius of a honey bee can be up to 3 kilometers. Hardworking, hardworking. In the garlic country the bees find all kinds of nectar and honeydew, which they need for the honey production.
The bees of the beekeeping Honigton of Maximilian Schminder from Kalchreuth are at home here and have at 4 locations the opportunity to show their honey from the best side. Every location is different. In the field, in the forest or even on the outskirts of the city. Depending on the location a completely different honey is produced.
From mildly tender to powerfully spicy. Here is the right honey for everyone. And since honey is known to have many nutrients, it is the perfect provision for a bike ride. Fresh bread with honey from bees from our own region. Perfect!
The honey and also other products from Maximilian Schminder's honey can be bought locally in various farm stores in Knoblauchsland. An overview of all products and even more information about bees and beekeeping can be found on the beekeeping site.
So it is worth to have a look, because there is so much to learn about bees!
Knoblauchsland – where the vegetables grow
Fresh vegetables, local produce and homegrown – these are THE themes here in Nuremberg Knoblauchsland. New culinary explorations await you at every corner and the fields are lush green, especially in summer. It's a lot of fun to guess which vegetables are growing on the field!
Vitamins as far as the eye can see. From lush green to brightly colored. The colors on the fields in garlic country are balm for the soul and somehow a little short vacation. The farmers and producers here are true masters of their trade and many businesses have been around for generations.
I get a small insight into the domestic vegetable production with the family Fischer. On the farm are grown a variety of vegetables and also a lot of lettuce and that for 7 generations. The fields are spread all over the Knoblauchsland.
Local products can taste so good and above all they can always surprise you. The lettuce is strategically grown here so that the harvesters can harvest popular product combinations more quickly. This also includes a well-known salad combination, which we find more and more often in the supermarkets.
Address: The farm store of the Fischer family (Fischer vegetables) is located at Obere Dorfstrabe 38 in Nuremberg.
Culinary tip for Knoblauchsland
A delicious culinary break and refreshment is the be-all and end-all for a successful outing. The Alte Post restaurant redefines enjoyment and manages a balancing act between tradition and modernity. In the bourgeois pub or in summer in the pop-up beer garden it is pleasant to linger in the shade.
On the menu are of course regional delicacies with – who would have thought it – field-fresh vegetables from the garlic country. The menu changes regularly and is always seasonally adapted. Here every taste finds the perfect time out.
Address: The restaurant Alte Post is located in the district Kraftshof on Kraftshofer Hauptstrabe 164 in Nuremberg.
Places of interest in garlic country Nuremberg
Irrhain – the meeting place of the flower order
Do you know the Pegnese flower order?? This is not a creative fraternity, but a linguistic and literary society that has existed since 1644 until today. This meets in the still in the Irrhain, which was laid out at that time as a labyrinth.
In the Irrhain are memorial stones from the 18th century. and 19. There are also many nineteenth-century monuments dedicated to members of the order, and little surprises like sculptures are hidden here and there in the enchanted forest. The Irrhain is bikeable and is located in the Knoblauchsland.
Address: Directions to the Irrhain can be found on the .
Almoshof castle – place of meeting
Almoshof is a district of Nuremberg and is home to a real castle. During the Second World War the building was badly damaged and then rebuilt. Only the historic staircase is still preserved and can be visited.
Almoshof is a cafe and one of the 11 cultural stores in Nuremberg. Changing art exhibitions, literary workshops, concerts and also other events take place here.
The castle Almoshof is also affectionately called Holzschuherschlosschen, because the family coat of arms of the patrician family Holzschuher adorns of course a pair of wooden shoes.
Address: Almoshof Castle is located at Almoshofer Hauptstrabe 49 – 53 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Medieval fortified church St. George in Kraftshof
Also Kraftshof is a district of Nuremberg which is located in the heart of the Knoblauchsland. The center of the district is the medieval fortified church St. Georg. The church is surrounded by a wall with a battlement and corner turrets as was customary in the Middle Ages.
The war has not stopped at this church and so St. Georg was rebuilt true to the original after the bombings. The outside area of the church is already worth a visit, because with the gravestones the area has something mystical. But the church is also walkable.
Address: The fortified church of St. Georg is located in Kraftshofer Hauptstrabe 168 in Nuremberg.
Neunhof Castle – photo motif in a class of its own
Even from afar, you can see this distinguished manor house sticking out in Knoblauchsland. Somehow the castle Neunhof seems surreal and out of place between vegetables and agriculture. The perfect photo motif for those who like contrasts.
Since the 15. In the 16th century, the half-timbered castle was home to the rich patrician families and is still privately owned today. The grounds also include a spacious garden. Visits are possible on request.
Address: Neunhof Castle is located at. Neunhofer Schlossplatz 2 in Nuremberg.
Culinary bike tour – How does my city taste??
This culinary bike tour through Nuremberg garlic country is offered by on request. Guided tours also take place in the old town or in various parts of Nuremberg, which can be booked on the website.
Here you can dive into the history of culinary arts or get to know completely different facets of your own city.
Questions about Knoblauchsland Nuremberg?
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