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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

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A: Timber hauling with cable crane

by Martin Hertel, 2.3 km away

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Timber hauling with cable crane

B: Autumn forest

by Martin Hertel, 2.9 km away

colorful autumn forest in the Fichtelgebirge in northern Bavaria

Autumn forest

C: Meteorological station at Kreuzstein - Fichtelgebirge

by Martin Hertel, 4.6 km away

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Meteorological station at Kreuzstein - Fichtelgebirge

D: Abandoned Farmhouse on Forest Clearing

by Martin Hertel, 4.9 km away

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Abandoned Farmhouse on Forest Clearing

E: Man at work

by Martin Hertel, 5.0 km away

JD1470 Harvester near Fichtelberg

Man at work

F: Forest hut at Bullhead-Mountain

by Martin Hertel, 5.7 km away

Hidden in the forest on the southern slopes of bullhead-mountain there is a nice, little hut, the so ...

Forest hut at Bullhead-Mountain

G: Sunset on top of Bullhead-Mtn.

by Martin Hertel, 5.9 km away

Sunset halfway between summit of Bullhead-Mtn. (=Ochsenkopf) and bear-rock

Sunset on top of Bullhead-Mtn.

H: Skiing on Bullhead Mountain

by Martin Hertel, 6.0 km away

Skiing on the southern slope of Bullhead-Montain, 1024 m a.m.s.l., , the second highest summit in the...

Skiing on Bullhead Mountain

I: Harvester at work

by Martin Hertel, 6.0 km away

Tree harvester at work

Harvester at work

J: Midwinter-night on top of Bullhead Mtn.

by Martin Hertel, 6.1 km away

Cold winternight on top of Bullhead Mtn (="Ochsenkopf") nearby of the antenna tower

Midwinter-night on top of Bullhead Mtn.

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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