Tucked away in the Fichtel mountain forest there is located in the saddle between the Ochsenkopf and Schneeberg the Pascheinweiher, a jam pond that was used in earlier times for the log rafting.
Winterforest in Sprucemountains (Fichtelgebirge) near Seehaus, a nice mountain tavern in near the sum...
Winterday in the highest beech-forest in northern bavaria on the western slope of Schneeberg (snow mo...
Sunny Winterday in Fichtelgebirge near Bischofsgruen
First Snow on the mountain in Fichtelgebirge - View from Haberstein over Bischofsgruen
View from Weissmain-Rock, a lookout point in the Ochesenkopf area over the mountains in the Fichtelge...
Starry night over the mountains of the Fichtelgebirge. I took this picture on a moonless night after ...
Today in the early morning i was on top of Nusshardt in Fichtelgebirge - northern Bavaria. And it was...
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".