On Top of Grand Haberstein
A long series of ladders and stairs are leading to the summit rocks of the Grand Haberstein in the Fichtelgebirge. But after the effort of the climb you can enjoy a great panoramic view of the mountains of the Fichtelgebirge and the county town Wunsiedel down in the valley.
On Top of the Koesseine Mountain in the Fichtelgebirge in Nortern Bavaria is a nice lookout-tower. Ne...
Sunny Winterday on Top of Platte Mountain in Fichtelgebirge
Sunny early summer afternoon at the peak of the Platte in the Fichtelgebirge near Tröstau.This peak -...
My doggy watching the christmas goose broiling in the baking oven
Inside a cornfield near Vordorfermuehle - Northern Bavaria
Pretty cold winternight with -17°C in sprucemountains-forest near Troestau
Hunting the deerTo all animal lovers: no animals killed or injured by the production of this panorama...
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".