Franconia Vacations

Whether you visit Franconia, in Bavaria, Germany, for a weekend or linger for weeks, you'll find more than enough indoor and outdoor activities to keep you and your loved ones happy.

It’s located 80 miles (129 kilometers) from Stuttgart and 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Munich.

The Franconia area is a rich source of fascinating facts and stories; you’ll discover plenty behind the doors of its four popular museums. Among the best museums in the area are the Nuremberg Toy Museum and the fascinating Doll and Toy Museum. Also don’t miss out on the Criminal Museum or maybe the German National Museum.

It’s impossible to know what makes a place tick until you know its history; thankfully, Franconia has carefully preserved some of its more important historic sites. Start your history lesson by spending an hour or two at Orangerie and the equally fascinating King's Gate. Other attractions popular with history aficionados are Heilig Geist Spital and Bayersturm.

Feel like a king or queen at some of the historical castles in Franconia. If you love legendary places, explore Nuremberg Castle and Altenburg Castle to learn what life was like in olden times. If you and your entourage love discovering hidden chambers in old castles also tour the Lohr Castle and the Ratibor Castle.

For generations the private pleasure dome of the city’s most influential families, today, the doors to Franconia’s most stately homes are open to all. Listen to the echoes of past lives as you walk around the grounds and halls of the Old Palace and the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

Leave the grown-up world behind for a few hours and take the children into a realm of innocence and imagination at these much-loved family attractions in the Franconia area. Two of the most outstanding family attractions are Aquella and the ever-popular Playmobil FunPark. But that’s just the start; Kletterwald Weiherhof and Dauphin Speed Event are sure to keep the smiles and laughter flowing.

Take a break from the streets and learn about the local flora by spending a day in the tranquil green spaces in the area. Among the most-loved urban spaces are Arlington Park and the Rosengarten. Hofgarten and Hofgarten are some of the other green escapes perfect for lazy days.

Explore the interesting places of worship in the city. Local examples include the Bamberg Cathedral, the St. Catherine's Church Ruin and the Wuerzburg Cathedral. Enjoy the quiet spaces, admire the architecture and improve your knowledge of history in these special places.

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