Between cultural world heritage sites and natural idylls“Look forward to Franconia” – with this invitation, the Tourismusverband Franken e.V. is not promising too much. Discover the cultural and historic highlights of the region. In Franconia, you will find four UNESCO world heritage sites: Bamberg old town, the baroque Würzburg Residence, the Opera House in Bayreuth and the Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes.
Explore fascinating holiday areas and romantic villages. Almost half of Franconia consists of nature parks – here, you will experience green idylls in a pure form. Around 40,000 kilometres of marked paths invite you to hike through river valleys, low mountain landscapes and forests. Alternatively, you can get on your bike. On a number of cycling routes, you can follow the course of the Main, for example, or connect this to the Danube on the Tauber Altmühl Cycle Path (Tauber Altmühl Radweg) or the Regnitz Cycle Path (RegnitzRadweg).
Delicacies from A for Aischgründer carp to Z for Zirndorf beerFranconia offers you a large selection of culinary treats. The specialities include a wide variety of types of bratwurst – from the little Nuremberg bratwurst to the meterbratwurst from Sulzfeld. The “Schäufele” (pork shoulder) with dumplings should also not be forgotten.
Franconia has a higher density of breweries than any other region in the world: around 300 breweries supply you with beer. Just as famous is the Franconian wine, which is available in the unmistakeable bulbous bottle known as a “Bocksbeutel”. On the website of the Tourismusverband Franken e.V., you will find a lot of additional information on the wine and beer region of Franconia.