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With a rich cultural heritage of beer brewing, hearty gastronomy and folk tradition, it’s no wonder Franconia has helped to shape the perception of Germany worldwide. Medieval identity is evident in the region’s landscape, with historic townships hemmed in by ancient city walls and magical forests. Explore Franconia’s exciting cities, where modern metropolises have emerged from the cobbled streets of the Altstadt (Old Town). Hike through dramatic uplands, relax by pristine lakes and see breathtaking performances of opera and classical music.
Lower Franconia, to the region’s north, is presided over by the wine-loving city of Würzburg. Visit the city’s 8th-century church and World Heritage-Listed palace, the Würzburg Residence. Go on a wine-tasting tour of the surrounding area, known as Franconian Wineland, and hike or bike through the vineyard-clad hills.
The region’s largest city, Nuremberg, is situated in Middle Franconia. Stroll through the city’s historic Old Town and visit the commanding hilltop Nuremberg Castle. Nuremberg was a significant hub during Germany’s Nazi reign and today contains plenty of interesting museums and historical landmarks about this time. You can also find out about German toy-making traditions and the famous national railway in this city.
Heading south, you’ll pass though Franconian Switzerland, so-named for its dramatic natural beauty. This region of limestone uplands carved by pristine waterways is perfect for exploring on a kayaking, hiking or rock-climbing trip. It’s also home to some of Franconia’s most notable breweries. Check out Pottenstein, Aufsess and Bayreuth to sample some delicious local beers. Bayreuth is an important stopover for opera fans, who can attend the annual Wagner Festival or see a performance at the Margravial Opera House.
Continue your journey on to Coburg, where you can pick up one of the town’s acclaimed sausages freshly grilled over a pinecone fire in the local marketplace. Nearby Bamberg, known as a beer drinker’s Eden, has a pretty riverbank neighborhood known as Little Venice.
Reach Franconia by flying into its major airport in Nuremberg or making use of the country’s convenient railway network. The Romantic Road is a popular tourist route that connects the north and south of the region. Visit in summer to enjoy the region’s beautiful parklands or experience the magic of the traditional Christmas markets in winter.
Located in Nuremberg Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Way of Human Rights and City Point Nuremberg. Nuremberg Opera House and Shopping area Kaiserstraße Nuremberg are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Wuerzburg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Johannis and Wuerzburg Residence. Wuerzburg Cathedral and Fortress Marienberg are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of Wuerzburg, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from St. Georgs-Apotheke and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wuerzburg Cathedral and Wuerzburg Residence. Fortress Marienberg is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.
Located in Altstadt, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Johannis and Wuerzburg Residence. Wuerzburg Cathedral and Fortress Marienberg are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Children's and Young People's Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nuremberg Palace of Justice and Deutsche Bahn Railway Museum. German National Museum and St. Lorenz Church are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Bayreuth, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Maisel's Brewery Museum Bayreuth and Margrave's Opera House. Richard Wagner Museum and Bayreuth Festival Theater are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Mitte, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Schauspielhaus Theater, Deutsche Bahn Railway Museum, and German National Museum. St. Lorenz Church and Schoener Brunnen are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in Flughafen, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nuremberg Castle, Albrecht Duerer House, and Mediaeval Dungeons. Nuremberg Opera House and Nuremberg Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).