License license
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Jan Koehn PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 12:36, 27/10/2013 - Views loading...



The World > Europe > Germany > Bavaria > Franconia

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Franconia


A: Kreuz bei Marloffstein

by Stefan Huber, 1.9 km away

Kreuz bei Marloffstein

B: Sunflower Field

by Jan Koehn, 2.6 km away

Sunflower Field

C: Osterbrunnen Langensendelbach 2012

by Stefan Huber, 3.3 km away

Osterbrunnen Langensendelbach 2012

D: Osterbrunnen Marloffstein 2012

by Stefan Huber, 3.9 km away

Osterbrunnen Marloffstein 2012

E: Viewpoint

by Heinz Kirschner, 5.0 km away

It was a long time ago... When I was a child, we called this place "auf der Reh". But on a map you wo...


F: Schloss Atzelsberg

by Jan Koehn, 5.2 km away

Schloss Atzelsberg

G: Atzelsberger Beer garden

by Jan Koehn, 5.2 km away

Atzelsberger Beer garden


by Stefan Huber, 6.7 km away

I: Osterbrunnen Pinzberg 2012

by Stefan Huber, 7.0 km away

Osterbrunnen Pinzberg 2012

J: Schleifmuehle - high stand

by Jan Koehn, 7.1 km away

Schleifmuehle - high stand

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".

Share this panorama