Harvester at work
Tree harvester at work
Oxenkopf Outdoor Park in Bischofsgrün , a tree climbing center at the foot of Ochsenkopf (=Bullhead M...
Hidden in the forest on the southern slopes of bullhead-mountain there is a nice, little hut, the so ...
Sunset halfway between summit of Bullhead-Mtn. (=Ochsenkopf) and bear-rock
Skiing on the southern slope of Bullhead-Montain, 1024 m a.m.s.l., , the second highest summit in the...
At Top of Ochsenkopf (=Bullhead Mountain) there is a restauraunt with a small tower, the Asenturm whe...
Cold winternight on top of Bullhead Mtn (="Ochsenkopf") nearby of the antenna tower
A pretty cold an temporarily foggy winterday with .10°C out in the forest
View from Weissmain-Rock, a lookout point in the Ochesenkopf area over the mountains in the Fichtelge...
First Snow on the mountain in Fichtelgebirge - View from Haberstein over Bischofsgruen
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".