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*<see name="Erlanger Bergkirchweih" alt="Erlanger Bergkirchweih" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Jedes Jahr lädt die Erlanger Bergkirchweih nun schon seit über 250Jahren zum Feiern zusammen. Immer um die Pfingstzeit herum wird Traditionsgemäß das erste Fass um Punkt 17Uhr vom Oberbürgermeister der Stadt angestochen. 12 Tage lang heißt es dann "Die fünfte Jahreszeit" hat begonnen. Aus einem Mix an Unterhaltung, kulinarischen Genüssen und einer Auswahl an verschiedenen Biersorten findet jeder seinen Platz auf der Kirchweih. </see>

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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. Franconia encompasses three administrative regions of Bavaria: Lower Franconia (Unterfranken), Middle Franconia (Mittelfranken), and Upper Franconia (Oberfranken). Culturally Franconians identify themselves as being different from Bavarians. Within Franconia are the historically important city of Nuremberg, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Bamberg, and a huge range of outdoor activities in the Franconian Switzerland and Franconian lake district.


Regional Map of Franconia, part of Bavaria, Germany

Lower Franconia

Middle Franconia

Upper Franconia

  • Bayreuth
  • Aufsess — 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
  • Bamberg
  • Hof
  • Kulmbach
  • Coburg

Other destinations

  • Fichtelgebirge — is arranged like a horseshoe around an inner hill-landscape; the highest mountain is the "Schneeberg (Snow Mountain)" with 1053 m above sealevel
  • Franconian Switzerland (Fränkische Schweiz) — castle ruins, hiking, canoeing
  • Franconian Lake District (Fränkisches Seenland) — the Lake District comprises of 7 lakes; The total expanse of water is about 20 square km
  • Franconian Wineland (Fränkisches Weinland) — wine tasting, hiking, biking, and more



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