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Wiki: Die Altenburg ist eine mittelalterliche Burg in der kreisfreien Stadt Bamberg im bayerischen Regierungsbezirk Oberfranken.

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A: Burg Altenburg-Burggraben

by Stefan Huber, 60 meters away

Burg Altenburg-Burggraben

B: Bamberg Chapel Altenburg Castle 2014

by Ackermann Ralf, 60 meters away

Altenburg Castle stands on a mountain peak on the edge of the Steigerwald height and is considered a ...

Bamberg Chapel Altenburg Castle 2014

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by Stefan Huber, 60 meters away

D: Bamberg Altenburg Castle fortified tower 2014

by Ackermann Ralf, 80 meters away

Altenburg castle stands on a mountain peak on the edge of the Steigerwald height and is considered a ...

Bamberg Altenburg Castle fortified tower 2014

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by Stefan Huber, 80 meters away

F: Bamberg Altenburg Castle South-west tower 2014

by Ackermann Ralf, 80 meters away

Altenburg castle stands on a mountain peak on the edge of the Steigerwald height and is considered a ...

Bamberg Altenburg Castle South-west tower 2014

G: Bamberg Altenburg Castle North Facade 2014

by Ackermann Ralf, 90 meters away

Altenburg castle stands on a mountain peak on the edge of the Steigerwald height and is considered a ...

Bamberg Altenburg Castle North Facade 2014

H: Bamberg Altenburg Castle courtyard 2014

by Ackermann Ralf, 100 meters away

Altenburg castle stands on a mountain peak on the edge of the Steigerwald height and is considered a ...

Bamberg Altenburg Castle courtyard 2014

I:

by Stefan Huber, 100 meters away

J: Bamberg Castle east facade 2014

by Ackermann Ralf, 130 meters away

Altenburg castle stands on a mountain peak on the edge of the Steigerwald height and is considered a ...

Bamberg Castle east facade 2014

This panorama was taken in Franconia

This is an overview of Franconia

Wikipedia:

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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