Besides Nuremberg the towns Schwabach, Roth and Abenberg lie in the immediate vicinity of Rednitzhembach.
The goldbeater town Schwabach is famous for its beatgold and was granted a town charter as early as 1375 AD. The medieval market place woth the town hall is one of the most beautiful in Franconia. One of the town hall’s peculiarities is not only the golden hall, decorated by more than 14,000 pieces of Schwabach beatgold, but also the gilded roof. The art of the goldbeaters can still be admired today in the goldbeater-showroom next to the „Goldenes Ei“ (Golden Egg). The brilliant festivals in the summer months like the Wirtefest (innkeeper’s festival) in June or the Bürgerfest (citizen’s festival) in July are also highly recommended (www.schwabach.de/de/).
The medieval town Roth with the margrave castle Ratibor and the nearby Rothsee is also worth a trip. Roth was once a centre for the production of Leonic goods and well known for its Christmas decoration. At the Rothsee there has been a famous and important sports event every year since 1989 – the Roth Challenge (www.challenge-roth.com). Athletes from all over the world meet in June to prove their extraordinary performances in 3.8 km swimming in the Main-Donau-Kanal, 180 km bike riding and 42.2 km running alongside the canal and through Roth. Besides sports the town of Roth (www.stadt-roth.de) offers also important cultural events. The Rother Bluestage in April or the asparagus festival in May are always worth a visit.
Directly on the Burgenstraße (castle road) lies the town Abenberg (www.abenberg.de) with the landmark silhouette of two towers – the slim „Luginsland“ and the massive „Schottenturm“ of Abenberg castle. Marienburg monastery and the old city wall with its towers and the historic prison give Abenberg its typical medieval touch. So in this ambience you find medieval events like the Feurtanzfestival (fire dance festival) or the Burgweihnacht (Castle Christmas). At the first weekend in Advent the wonderful Christmas market at the foot of the castle gives a romantic atmosphere. Regarding sports Abenberg has a 95 ha golf facility with an international 27 hole championship course (PAR 72).