Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Erlangen

Come and experience Erlangen and its theater scene, festivals and opera. This city's university setting, entertainment and churches draw many visitors. Nuremberg Palace of Justice and Nuremberg Castle are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Erlangen

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Erlangen a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Playmobil FunPark (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Nuremberg Zoo (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Exerzierplatz (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Golf Club Herzogenaurach (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Fuerthermare (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Erlangen

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Erlangen is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Schlossgarten (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Erlangen Botanical Garden (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Exerzierplatz (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Municipal Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Zimmermannspark (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Erlangen

The nearest airport is in Nuremberg (NUE-Nuremberg Airport), located 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Erlangen Station. You can see more of Erlangen by catching a ride on the metro at Erlangen Paul-Gossen-Straße S-Bahn, Erlangen-Bruck S-Bahn or Eltersdorf S-Bahn.

Where to stay around Erlangen?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 218 vacation rentals near Erlangen. From 200 Condos/Apartments to 8 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Erlangen for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Erlangen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Erlangen. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kunstpalais Erlangen: 349 vacation rentals
  • Erlangen Station: 347 vacation rentals
  • Siemens MedMuseum: 358 vacation rentals
  • Prehistory and Early History Collection at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg: 361 vacation rentals
  • Schlossgarten: 352 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Erlangen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Erlangen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 200 Condos/Apartments in Erlangen. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Erlangen include:

  • Houses: 8 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available
  • Hotels: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Erlangen?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Erlangen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.