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The ACANTUS Hotel & Restaurant is member of bed & bike. A large, lockable bicycle garage is at your disposal. For smaller bike repairs we can provide the required tools.

For our guests we keep ready detailed descriptions of the following cycling tracks

  • carp cycling track
  • cycling track from “Main to Aurach”
  • Aischtal cycling track
  • carp pond hiking trail
  • Main-Donau walk (Rangau line)

For groups of 10 persons and more, guided bike excursions or mountain bike tours are possible


NEW - Bicycle rental

Now, ladies’-, man’s and children’s bikes can be rented directly in your ACANTUS Hotel & Restaurant to explore the surrounding area.

Find out more information at the reception.



The closer and further surroundings offer inexhaustible possibilities of walking trails for hikers.

In the surrounding natural parks Steigerwald/Haßberge, Franconian Switzerland – Veldensteiner Forst and Frankenhöhe, several thousands of kilometres of marked walking trails lead through original natural landscapes with ancient forests, rivers and river meadows, where low passages alternate with low mountain range panoramas. However, they also show the cultural landscape that has been created by humans, where not only mixed farming but also fish breeding and viticulture are practised for many centuries.

We will bring you to the most beautiful places, provide you with packed lunch and pick you up again! For groups of 10 or more people we also offer guided tours.

The area around the hotel is also perfect for Nordic walking tours.   


Tee off and relax...

The surrounding of the ACANTUS Hotel & Restaurant offers a series of first-class golf courses according to international standards. This is a selection of the most beautiful courses:


• Golf course of the Golfclubs Herzogenaurach-Burgstall
(18-hole Championship course)

• Golf course of the Golfclubs Steigerwald in Geiselwind
(18-hole Championship course)

• Golf course Schloß Reichmannsdorf in Schlüsselfeld
(18-hole Championship course)

• Golf course of the "Golf Club am Reichswald e.V." in Nürnberg
(18-hole Championship course)

• Golf course of the Golfclubs Reichsstadt Bad Windsheim
(18-hole Championship course and 9-hole short course)

• Golfplatz des Golfclubs Fürth
(18-hole Championship course and 9-hole short course)

Golfanlage Puschendorf


Our hotel offers running tracks via „Runner’s World“ around the Hotel ACANTUS.

Here you can generate individual training schedules, keep a training log and find everything about the topic jogging. Have fun!

Energy- and regeneration round – 4,4 km flat round, starting directly in front of the house

The sporty round - 8 km mostly flat round, staring directly in front of the house


If you have any questions, our ACANTUS-Team is available to assist you.


In the surroundings of the hotel there are a whole series of historically and culturally important cities, like e.g. Nuremberg, the old capital of the German Reich, the UNESCO World Heritage sites Würzburg and Bamberg, the Franconian royal city Forchheim or the medieval town Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Culturally interested people find a rich selection of performances from opera up to plays, ballets and concerts. When it comes to museums, the Documentation Centre, informing about the time of National Socialism at the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds and the German National Museum in Nuremberg, are particularly significant.

The Franconian Bierstraße (beer street) celebrates the centuries old Franconian brewing tradition in the „land of thousand breweries“ along a variety of beer cellars, beer gardens, taverns and monasteries.

Also the Burgenstraße (castle street) leads straight through Franconia along a series of partly very well preserved fortresses and castles like e.g.:

  • Margraves' residency, the Orangery and courtyard garden
  • Fortress Colmberg, Veste Lichtenau, Teutonic order castle Wolframs-Eschenbach in the romantic Franconia
  • Fortress Abenberg, castle Ratibor in Roth, the Nuremberg castle, castle Weißenstein in Pommersfelden
  • Imperial palace in Forchheim, Ebermannstadt, ruin Neideck/Muggendorf/Streitberg, fortress Egloffstein in Franconian Switzerland

If you need help in individually planning and discovering, we are glad to provide you with advice and assistance!


Leisure time is a major issue in the ACANTUS Hotel & Restaurant. The surrounding area offers a wide variety of activities and sports challenges for all age groups.

The hotel complex is located in a very idyllic setting at the south-western border of the natural park Steigerwald. The surrounding is characterized by an extensive and gently rolling landscape with fields, meadows and ponds with stretches of pine- and mixed forests.

The fresh air and the widely ramified path network virtually invite to make a discovery tour and to get to know the local flora and fauna. Furthermore, there are many possibilities to rest in cosy beer gardens or small taverns and to enjoy the original Franconian hospitality.

For families, the Play Mobil land in Zirndorf, the theme park Geiselwind, the Tucherland in Nuremberg and the summer toboggan run Vestenbergsgreuth, have plenty to offer.

Possibilities for leisure activities:

  • Hiking paths & Nordic walking routes
  • Cycling tracks & mountain bike routes
  • Riding stables
  • Golf courses
  • Indoor climbing facilities & climbing rocks
  • Nordic walking
  • Segway tours
  • Motorcycle or quad tours

Talk to us!

  • We will help you with the planning and make your active holiday become an unforgettable experience
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