Franconia

Wikipedia:

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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Altes Rathaus / Untere Brücke, Bamberg
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Kaiserin Kunigunde Statue, Bamberg
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Altes Rathaus, Bamberg
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Hugenottenkirche blick vom turm richtung westen
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Hugenottenkirche blick vom turm richtung norden
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Hugenottenkirche blick vom turm richtung sueden
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Stary night on top of Schneeberg - Fichtelgebirge
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Plönlein, Rothenburg
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Heinzlestürmlein / Riviera, Rothenburg
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Klostergarten, Rothenburg
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Erster Schnee in der Nähe der Esperhöhle
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Blick vom Aschaffenburger Schloss über den Main
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Airpano - Hot Air Balloon flight over Bamberg
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Max & Moritz Prize - International Comics Shows of Erlangen
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O'zapft is - Bergkirchweih 2012
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Balloon on the crane
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Wald und Wiesen im Frankenwald, Oberfranken, Bayern 4343
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Blick auf das alte rathaus in der regnitz bei nacht bamberg franconia
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Waldsteinhaus Fichtelgebirge Bayern Germany 4043
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Autumn forest