Franconia

Franconia

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Nürnberg
Nürnberg. August 1986.
Pottenstein
Pottenstein. June 1993.
Sanspareil
Sanspareil. Wonsees, June 1991.
Kulmbach
View over Kulmbach. June 1991.
Nürnberg
Nürnberg, June 1993.
Bamberg
Bamberg Rathaus. June 1989.
Bayreuth
Neues Schloß. Bayreuth, June 1993.
Felsenlabyrinth
Luisenburg Felsenlabyrinth. Wunsiedel, June 1993.
Gößweinstein
Gößweinstein, June 1993.
Coburg
Fortress at Coburg. June 1989.
Weissenstein
Schloß Weißenstein. Höchstadt, June 1993.

Franconia, Franken, is the northern part of Bavaria. Primarily popular among German tourists, the area contains much to see and do. For instance, this area has perhaps the highest concentration of Breweries in Germany (the country with largest number of breweries in the world).

I discovered the charms of this area quite by accident during my 1986 trip to Germany. I visited Nürnberg specifically to see the Deutsches Museum. After leaving Nürnberg, I headed north to Bayreuth. and spent a day exploring the Fränkisches Schweiz.