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Spend your holiday in the heart of the Rosenberg Fortress in Kronach
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The JUFA Hotel Kronach – Festung Rosenberg*** is your gateway to a world full of history, art, and folklore in the Upper Franconian town of Kronach at the edge of the Franconian Forest. Enjoy the unique ambience of the hotel, which is located right inside the Rosenberg Fortress.
Art, Culture, & Cuisine
Kronach, the birthplace of the famous German painter and printer Lucas Cranach the Elder, is known for its art, culture, and cuisine. A highlight for art lovers is the Franconian Gallery – a branch museum of the Bavarian National Museum in Munich with Franconian works of art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Over 1000 years old, the city of Kronach captivates not only with its old town but also with its wide array of nature, sports and recreation activities. The numerous fortresses and castles are complemented by a wide range of hiking and cycling trails. The city offers a variety of holiday and leisure activities for all guests.
Gastronomy also plays an important role in Kronach. The city is one of 100 gastronomic sites (Genussorte) in Bavaria, where the focus is on the products and suppliers, artisans and growers. They contribute every day to making the food and culinary variety in Kronach special.
Experience the unique cultural atmosphere above the rooftops of the city at the Rosenberg Festival Kronach, which takes place directly at the JUFA Hotel. During the summer, from June to July, the fortress’s open-air theater hosts well-known performances for the whole family.
Historical fortress experience
As a guest of the JUFA Hotel Kronach – Festung Rosenberg*** you will delight in the opportunity to stay within the fortress walls, to immerse yourself in the building’s history, and to travel back in time. The “fortress-experience” theme is also reflected in the rooms. All our rooms are decorated in the spirit of the fortress, with all the usual comfort and quality of JUFA Hotels.
As our guest, you’ll find it easy to join in and become part of medieval life. Take an educational tour of the fortress to learn about life in the Middle Ages, everyday objects, customs, and traditions. In the Rosenberg Fortress, there are outstanding facilities for all kinds of celebrations. The rooms for events, seminars, and weddings are particularly popular. The fortress has a special room for the wedding ceremony, as well as an area in front of the fortress for exchanging nuptials.
Explore one of the largest and best preserved fortresses in Germany on a guided tour.
Price: EUR 9,-
- 37 rooms with SH/WC/TV/Safe
- Free Wi-Fi
- Parking on the premises
- Children's play area
- Wheelchair accessible
- Admission to Rosenberg Fortress
- Tower suites
- Fortress café
- Located inside the fortress
- Dogs welcome
Children & Youth
- Indoor play area
- Toddler play area
- Free lantern rental
Seminars & Events
- Modern conference technology
- Attractive seminar packages
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The former Bamberg bishop’s castle and later state fortress rises steeply above the old town of Kronach. It is one of the most beautiful and largest fortifications in Germany and was never conquered or defeated by enemies at that time. The underground corridor system is of particular charm and can be experienced during a guided tour of the fortress.
More info: Rosenberg Fortress (including history, guided tours)
The branch museum of the Bavarian National Museum Munich was opened in 1983 and presents Franconian works of art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in 25 showrooms. Thanks to modern lighting technology, works by Cranach, Riemenschneider, Hans von Kulmbach and many others shine in a very special light on visitors!
More info: Franconian Gallery (including opening hours)
Rennsteig – the legendary high trail
“I loved to walk on the Rennsteig through the country…”
Start or end the tour by bike on the legendary “Höhenweg” and start in Kronach! The Rennsteig is not only a hiking trail, but also a path through the culture and history of the regions. In the past it fulfilled many functions as a courier path or national border.
More info: Rennsteig high trail (including opening hours)
Seminars & conferences
The JUFA Hotel Kronach – Festung Rosenberg*** is your ideal
conference hotel for seminars, congresses, team meetings, and multi-day workshops at the edge of the Franconian Forest in Bavaria’s Kronach.
- 3 modern seminar and workshop rooms (up to 257 m²) for up to 345 persons
- Restaurant, café and bar
- 37 rooms (handicapped accessible)
- stress-free arrival by car, train & plane
- Hotel parking
Here you’ll find all the information you need on our facilities and how to book your event at JUFA Seminar Hotel in Kronach:
Seminar factsheet JUFA Hotel Kronach – Fortress Rosenberg***
Everything you need to know about our seminar offer – from venue size, equipment and technology to all-inclusive seminar packages.
At the JUFA Hotel Kronach – Festung Rosenberg***, students enjoy their class trip and project days in a unique atmosphere. Ideal conditions include a special educational offer right in the fortress.
It is one of the oldest professions. Stonemasons have preserved their knowledge of artistic stone carving and building construction since ancient times. Kronach is also part of this tradition, where fortress construction has been in progress since the 16th century. Which techniques did the stonemasons use? What is a stonemason’s mark? Learn more and even design your own stonemason’s mark.
Cookery, scents, and secrets
The guided tour is mainly aimed at children in the 1st to 6th academic year (6-12 years of age). It is dedicated to the topics of nutrition and hygiene in general, but also to life in the fortress in particular. The tour will take your group to parts of the fortress that are otherwise off limits to the public. Children also allowed to wander through the fortress’ underworld.
Lucas Cranach workshop: Painter of Princes
The court painter Lucas Cranach frequently tasked others with preparing his portraits. At the Franconian Gallery, workshop participants first closely inspect paintings of the two electors and brothers, Frederick the Wise and John the Steadfast. They then try their hand at portraying our “modern princes” – either the German Chancellor or the Painter Prince Cranach – just like the journeymen in the master’s workshop using stencils and by dividing up the labor.
Here you’ll find an overview of educational programs for students in Kronach. Seminar and workshop rooms, a medieval fortress complex, studio rooms, a playground and a campfire site are available, along with numerous outdoor activities.
Interested in tips for group excursions? Near the JUFA Hotel Kronach – Festung Rosenberg***, you are spoilt for choice: Rounding out the fortress’ educational offers, there is a guided city tour in Kronach, an adventurous raft trip on the Rodach River, the unique Klein Eden tropical house as well as Lauenstein Castle, and more.
For a special day trip, we recommend the city of Bamberg – UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its many historic buildings. You can easily reach Bamberg, the “Franconian Rome”, by train in 40 minutes without having to transfer.
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Location & Arrival
The JUFA Hotel in Kronach – Festung Rosenberg*** is part of the Rosenberg Fortress and towers above the historic old town. From here, you can embark on countless holiday adventures. The hotel is also easily accessible by car. Parking is available directly on the fortress grounds. We are just 900 m away from Kronach train station and can be reached in less than 15 minutes on foot.
GPS coordinates: 50.244344, 11.327895 | Height: 367 meters
Arrival by car
Start route planning with Google Maps here.
From B173/Siechenangerstr. in Kulmbach: Stöhrstr. – left into Kaulangerstr. – Andreas-Limmer-Str. – left into Friesener Str. – immediately right into Strauer Str. – Strauer Torweg – right onto Lucas-Cranach-Str. – Festungsstr. – JUFA Hotel is located in the fortress.
From the south (Munich):
Via A9 to exit 40a-Bayreuth/Kulmbach – A70 – exit 24-Kulmbach/Neudrossenfeld – turn right onto B85 towards Kulmbach – continue on B289/B85 – exit Kronach/Kulmbach/Flughafen – left onto Saalfelder Str. – right onto B173/B303 – turn left onto Siechenangerstr. (sign Stadtmitte) – then follow “From Siechenangerstr.”
From the west/north (Würzburg):
Via A73 to exit 13-Lichtenfels – B173 direction Kulmbach/Lichtenfels – roundabout, first exit direction B173/B303 – turn left into Siechenangerstr. (sign Stadtmitte) – then follow “From Siechenangerstr.”
From the east (Leipzig, Dresden):
Via A9 to exit 32-Naila/Selbitz – B173 direction Naila/Selbitz/Kronach – B 303 direction Kronach – in Kronach turn right into Siechenangerstr. (sign Stadtmitte) – then follow “From Siechenangerstr.”
Arrival by train
The Deutsche Bahn website provides information on how to arrive by public transport.
From the Kronach train station, it is only a 15-minute walk to the hotel.
Arrival by plane