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Nearby images in Franconia


A: Saalgasse - Park

by Volker S. Heckenberger, 30 meters away

Saalgasse - Park

B: Würzburg Marienberg Fürstengarten 2011

by Ackermann Ralf, 210 meters away

The stately garden of the fortress "Marienberg" to "Würzburg" located on the east side of the castle ...

Würzburg Marienberg Fürstengarten 2011

C: Würzburg Marienberg Burghof 2011

by Ackermann Ralf, 250 meters away

“Würzburg” is a city in Lower Franconia (Bavaria), with many attractions. One of these attractions is...

Würzburg Marienberg Burghof 2011

D: Hochwasser Würzburg 2011

by Volker S. Heckenberger, 260 meters away

Hochwasser Würzburg 2011

E: Würzburg Marienberg Innenhof 2011

by Ackermann Ralf, 320 meters away

The Castle "Marienberg" in "Würzburg" owes its rim with huge bastions of the storming by the Swedes i...

Würzburg Marienberg Innenhof 2011

F: Würzburg Kreuzweg Käppele 2011

by Ackermann Ralf, 330 meters away

The Pilgrimage Church “Mariä Heimsuchung“ in Würzburg (Bavaria), also called "Käppele". A staircase (...

Würzburg Kreuzweg Käppele 2011

G: Würzburg Marienberg Scherenbergtor 2011

by Ackermann Ralf, 390 meters away

The fortress "Marienberg" in "Würzburg". The “Scherenbergtor” in the former farmyard is the only entr...

Würzburg Marienberg Scherenbergtor 2011

H: Festung Marienberg Innenhof

by Christoph Giebeler, 420 meters away

Festung Marienberg Innenhof


by Volker S. Heckenberger, 430 meters away


by Volker S. Heckenberger, 430 meters away

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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