The so called Mahlsack, a small monument on top of kings moor (german: Koenigsheide) in the western part of Fichtelgebirge. You reach this point after a long and strenuous hike up there from the village of Warmensteinach
Yarder with mounted harvester head in timber extraction and processing in a steep slope in the Fichte...
colorful autumn forest in the Fichtelgebirge in northern Bavaria
At the highest point of the Kreuzstein in the southern Fichtelgebirge (from a peak you can hardly spe...
Located in the deep forest stands in the Fichtelgebirge on a forest clearing there is a lonely farmho...
JD1470 Harvester near Fichtelberg
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...
Tree harvester at work
Cold winternight on top of Bullhead Mtn (="Ochsenkopf") nearby of the antenna tower
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".