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Franconia

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Southern Germany : Bavaria : Franconia
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Franconia (Franken) is a region of northern Bavaria, a state of Germany, that was formerly a separate kingdom (a duchy) of the holy roman empire. The history of the area stretches back over a thousand years. Culturally Franconians identify themselves as being different from Bavarians.

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  • Fränkische Schweiz (Franconian Switzerland) -- Castle ruins, hiking, canoeing.
  • Fränkisches Seenland (Franconian lake district) -- The Lake District comprises of 7 lakes. The total expanse of water is about 20 km².
  • Fränkisches Weinland (Franconian Wineland) -- Wine tasting, hiking, biking, and more.
  • Fichtelgebirge is located in the north-east corner of Franconia. It is arranged like a horseshoe around an inner hill-landscape. The highest mountain is the "Schneeberg (Snow Mountain)" with 1053 m above sealevel.
  • Aufsess is a tiny town which the Guinness Book of World Records recognizes as the town with the most breweries per capita! There's even a beer trail that you can hike with stops at all the local biergartens.

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