Christmas Eve
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Panoramic photo by Martin Hertel EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 22:06, 24/12/2011 - Views loading...


Christmas Eve

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Nearby images in Franconia


A: Final Match

by Martin Hertel, less than 10 meters away

Waiting for the final match

Final Match

B: Gimme a beer

by Martin Hertel, less than 10 meters away

View into my refrigerator - OMG, the very last beer!!;-)

Gimme a beer

C: Dog TV

by Martin Hertel, 10 meters away

My doggy watching the christmas goose broiling in the baking oven

Dog TV

D: Welcome To The Jungle

by Martin Hertel, 110 meters away

Inside a cornfield near Vordorfermuehle - Northern Bavaria

Welcome To The Jungle

E: Canola

by Martin Hertel, 880 meters away

Canola plants soaking up the evening sun in Fichtelgebirge - Bavaria


F: Hunting Season

by Martin Hertel, 1.3 km away

Hunting the deerTo all animal lovers: no animals killed or injured by the production of this panorama...

Hunting Season

G: Bavarian Winternight

by Martin Hertel, 1.8 km away

Pretty cold winternight with -17°C in sprucemountains-forest near Troestau

Bavarian Winternight

H: Colorful Forest

by Martin Hertel, 2.9 km away

Colorfull forest in autumn in sprucemountains on the eastern slope of Nusshardt and Schneeberg (snowm...

Colorful Forest


by Martin Hertel, 3.2 km away

J: On top of Lake Mountain - Fichtelgebirge - Bavaria

by Martin Hertel, 3.3 km away

We see that we see nothing.The peak of Seehügel - 953 m a.m.s.l. -  is densely forested. No lookout, ...

On top of Lake Mountain - Fichtelgebirge - Bavaria

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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