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Nearby images in Franconia


A: Castle Courtyard - Goessweinstein

by Jan Koehn, 200 meters away

Castle Courtyard - Goessweinstein

B: Castle Goessweinstein - Chapel

by Jan Koehn, 200 meters away

Castle Goessweinstein - Chapel

C: Burg Kapelle

by Jan Koehn, 210 meters away

Burg Kapelle

E: Hotel Gasthof Stern - Entrance

by Jan Koehn, 330 meters away

Hotel Gasthof Stern - Entrance

F: Hotel Gasthof Stern - Beergarden

by Jan Koehn, 350 meters away

Hotel Gasthof Stern - Beergarden

G: Basilika Goessweinstein - 2

by Jan Koehn, 360 meters away

Basilika Goessweinstein - 2

H: Basilika Goessweinstein

by Jan Koehn, 370 meters away

Basilika Goessweinstein

I: Burg Goessweinstein - armory

by Jan Koehn, 390 meters away

Burg Goessweinstein - armory

J: Wiesent bei Beringersmühle

by Stefan Huber, 450 meters away

Wiesent bei Beringersmühle

This panorama was taken in Franconia

This is an overview of Franconia


Franconia (German: Franken) is a region of Germany comprising the northern parts of the modern state of Bavaria, a small part of southern Thuringia, and a region in northeastern Baden-Württemberg called Heilbronn-Franken. The Bavarian part is made up of the administrative regions of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken), Middle Franconia (Mittelfranken), and Upper Franconia (Oberfranken).

Franconia (like France) is named after the Germanic tribe of the Franks. This tribe played a major role after the breakdown of the Roman Empire and colonised large parts of medieval Europe.

Modern day Franconia comprises only a very tiny and rather remote part of the settlement area of the ancient Franks. In German, Franken is used for both modern day Franconians and the historic Franks, which leads to some confusion. The historic Frankish Empire, Francia, is actually the common precursor of the Low Countries, France and Germany. In 843 the Treaty of Verdun led to the partition of Francia into West Francia (modern day France), Middle Francia (from the Low Countries along the Rhine valley to northern Italy) and East Francia (modern day Germany). Frankreich, the German word for "France", and Frankrijk, the Dutch word for "France"; literally mean "the Frankish Empire".

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