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Wiki: Die Burgruine Waischenfeld steht auf einem Felsplateau wenige Meter westlich der Stadt Waischenfeld in Oberfranken.

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A: Burgruine Waischenfeld-Schafe

by Stefan Huber, 50 meters away

Burgruine Waischenfeld-Schafe

C: Waischenfeld Castle - outside view

by michael-rohrmueller, 130 meters away

Enjoy an outside view of Waischenfeld-Castle - one of the oldest castles in the Franconian Alps - clo...

Waischenfeld Castle - outside view

D: Wiesent bei Nackendorf

by Stefan Huber, 2.1 km away

Wiesent bei Nackendorf

E: Nankendorf Steg über die Wiesent

by Stefan Huber, 2.1 km away

Nankendorf Steg über die Wiesent

F: Wiesent in der Nähe der Burg Rabeneck

by Stefan Huber, 2.7 km away

Wiesent in der Nähe der Burg Rabeneck

G: Wiesent in der Nähe der Burg Rabeneck

by Stefan Huber, 2.7 km away

Wiesent in der Nähe der Burg Rabeneck

H: Burg Rabeneck

by Jan Koehn, 2.7 km away

Burg Rabeneck

I: Burg Rabenstein

by Jan Koehn, 3.2 km away

Burg Rabenstein

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by Stefan Huber, 3.3 km away

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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