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"Why should someone do a vacation in Stein? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Stein, which everyone visiting Stein should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Stein that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 07/01/2014)

Here are some travel tips. The Pencil City Stein near Nuremberg (Nuremberg to center, about 15 minutes by car). In Stein is the famous Faber Castell Castle. From Stein to the "Playmobil Fun Park" in Fuerth is about 10 minutes away by car. The spa and thermal baths "Kristall Palm Beach," is in Stein and are not far from the apartment "Goethe". The St. James path in Stein passes by St. James church (Oberweihersbuch neighborhood). I hope this helps you further. Regards, Thanarath Kheng
Answer provided by Thanarath Kheng on 07/02/2014
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Stein itself is a small town that owes its growth to the Faber-Castell dynasty. Worth seeing is the Faber-Castell Castle, which is open every third Sunday and also offers guided tours. The cityscape is dominated by many historical buildings that date back to the company. For example, the former company housing at the Mecklenburg Square, the first kindergarten in an industrial plant in Germany, the Martin Luther church, whose current patron is Count of Castell-Gaber. A special swimming experience is offered by the Palm Beach Thermal and Leisure Park, which has Europe's largest water slide. The city of Stein is also a convenient starting point for day trips to Nuremberg (5 km), the goldsmith town of Schwabach (10 km), the Franconian Lake District (30 km), the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (60 km), the World Heritage city of Bamberg (70 km), and Regensburg (90km). In Herzogenaurach (20km) are the factory stores of Addidas, Puma, and Nike.
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  • Stein Castle (Bavaria)
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    Stein Castle (Bavaria)

    Stein Castle (German: Schloss Stein) in Stein an der Traun is the most important cave castle in Germany.

    The origins of the upper house are not totally clear. It may have stemmed from a fortification dating to the Roman or Celtic period. Stein was first recorded in 1135. The romantic figure of the legendary robber knight, Hainz von Stein dem Wilden, is closely associated with the castle. He is supposed to have lived in the castle in the early 13th century and was written about for the first time by Lorenz Huebner in 1783 in a "tragic drama about the fatherland".

    The castle itself was in the possession of the Toerring family from the 13th century to 1633 . Albert von Toerring-Stein was the Bishop of Regensburg from 1613 to 1649. Adam Lorenz von Toerring-Stein held the same office from 1663 to 1666.

    Count Carl Fugger von Kirchberg bought the property from the Toerrings in 1633. Later it passed by marriage to the lords (Freiherren) of Lösch.

    In 1818 a 2nd class patrimonial court was established in the old Hofmark in the wake of reforms in Bavaria. In 1845 Amélie de Beauharnais, widow of the emperor of Brazil, bought Stein Castle for herself and her daughter. In 1848 she ceded the Stein Court to the state as compensation.

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Stein Overview

Neighboring communities around Stein are Nürnberg, Rohr, Roßtal, Zirndorf, and Oberasbach.

Things to See in Stein

Historical Schlosskomplex des Faberschlosses


Kur- and Freizeitbad Kristall Palm Beach

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More about the History of Stein

Stein originated in the 13th century.

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Stein is a municipality in the district of Fürth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 7 km south of Fürth, and 7 km southwest of Nuremberg (centre).

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