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Franconia

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With a history stretching back at least a thousand years, Franconia is a land of unspoiled natural scenery, fine wine, and outstanding cuisine, making it a solid vacation spot. In many ways a world apart from the rest of the country, Franconia was for many centuries an independent kingdom. Though the region forms the northern section of the state of Bavaria, Franconia's current inhabitants remain proud of their distinct culture and traditions. They see themselves as a breed apart from Bavarians living to the south. Franconia is world-famous for producing fine white wines sold around the globe in easily recognizable teardrop-shaped bottles. Wine lover or not, you can find plenty of things to do here. The region contains many medieval towns, castle ruins, and sprawling green areas. These present numerous opportunities for sightseeing by foot, bicycle, and canoe in pristine natural environments. Find out how to plan Germany trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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Places to visit in Franconia

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Popular things to do in Franconia

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Castle
Kaiserburg Nurnberg Nuremberg
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände Nuremberg
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Toy Museum Nuremberg
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Franconia

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Historic Site
Albrecht Durer's House Nuremberg
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Town Walls Rothenburg
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) Nuremberg
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
St. Lorenz Church Nuremberg
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Franconia

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Specialty Museum
Memorium Nuremberg Trials Nuremberg
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
German Christmas Museum Rothenburg
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museum am Dom Wurzburg
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Franconia

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Garden
Burggarten Rothenburg
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
DB Museum (German Railway Museum) Nuremberg
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Gerlachschmiede Rothenburg
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Schmiedgasse Rothenburg
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Franconia

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kathe Wohlfahrt Rothenburg
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Flea Market
Hauptmarkt Nuremberg
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Flea Market
Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop Rothenburg
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
maennERsache Wurzburg
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Franconia

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Garden
Schlossgarten Erlangen
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Wildpark an den Eichen Schweinfurt
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Playground
Altmuhlsee Erlebnisspielplatz Gunzenhausen
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Park Schonbusch Aschaffenburg
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Day Trip
Nuremberg Tours in English Nuremberg
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll Wurzburg
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Altstadt Rothenburg
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Altstadt Nuremberg
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes