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Are there any cultural highlights, museums?"I have been searching for information on the history of Lichtenfels especially the village of Mistelfelds. Is there a local historian who could help?" (posted 09/24/2014)
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Lichtenfels is a town in Bavaria, Germany, capital of the district of Lichtenfels. It is situated on the river Main, approx. 15 km southeast of Coburg (Coburg vacation rentals | Coburg travel guide), and 30 km northeast of Bamberg (Bamberg vacation rentals | Bamberg travel guide).
Lichtenfels is surrounded by magnificent cities and situated in the centre of old and fascinating natural landscapes and cultural scenes such as the Fränkische Schweiz (Franconian Switzerland), the Fichtelgebirge, the Frankenwald (Franconian Forest) or the Thüringer Wald (Thuringian Forest). Here scenic beauties and sights with importance for the history of art lie close together. In the numerous restaurants and breweries the guests are spoilt with regional delicacies. Franconia is like a magic wardrobe – and the German Basket Town Lichtenfels lies right in the middle of it!
It is the basket-making capital of Germany and has the only college which still teaches the old craft skills. Each year at the end of September the Korbmarkt or basket market is held when the town is filled with stalls selling bakets from many countries and one can watch many craftspeople at work.
Things to See in Lichtenfels
Lichtenfels is in the new film with a small stage Kinocenter, which was built in 1999. It is located in the department store complex in downtown near the pedestrian zone and has three Vorführungssäle with a total of 365 seats.
The famous Lichtenfelser “Basket Market” takes place every year at the weekend around the third Sunday in September. The Basket Market is an unique combination of town-festival and a market centred around wickerwork. The variety of goods for sale ranges from the simple shopping basket to designer cane-furniture and shows the huge scope for design for the natural product of “wickerwork”.
The Fränkische Schweiz (Franconian Switzerland) is a natural preserve. Here nature and culture unite in a brilliant way. Scenic beauties and sights with importance for the history of art lie close together: Forests, rocks, caves, castles, palaces and Franconian villages with half-timbered houses. There are festivals everywhere. And the numerous restaurants and breweries provide a culinary delight with their regional delicacies.
Lichtenfels is surrounded by magnificent historic cities: The medieval town of Bamberg which belongs to the World Heritage Site. Or the ducal Coburg with many significant renaissance and baroque buildings. Kulmbach is the world`s capital of beer. And the royal seat Bayreuth is world-renowned for the Richard-Wagner-Festspiele (Festival). The cultural cities around Lichtenfels invite to go on sightseeing and gain some unforgettable impressions.
Between Lichtenfels and Bad Staffelstein you can find the “Golden Gate of Franconia” in the Upper Main-valley: The basilica Vierzehnheiligen is Germany`s most beautiful rococo church. The monastery/palace Banz is one of the most splendid of its kind in whole Franconia. And at the Staffelberg mountain there was once a fortified town-like settlement of the Celts. From its top you can enjoy a magnificent view over the landscape.The thermal spa “Obermain Therme” in Bad Staffelstein has the warmest and strongest thermal brine in Bavaria and attracts as a resort for relaxation
Fossiliensammlung im Rathaus Collection of fossils in the town hall
Heimatmuseum Klosterlangheim Heimatmuseum monastery Heim Lang
Catholic parish church of the Assumption
City Palace (built 1555-56 as a noble residence from the 17th century granary)
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More about the History of Lichtenfels (Bavaria)
Lichtenfels was first mentioned in 1142, and has since earned its city status in 1231. The city was designed by Otto II, Duke of Meranien. After the lapse of Meranien in the year 1248, the city fell to the high king Bamberg. Lichtenfels underwent secularisation in 1802 under the Electorate and later Kingdom of Bavaria.
In the 14th century the historical part of the town was surrounded by a curtain wall with three gate towers. The Bamberg Gate and the Kronach Gate are still preserved today. Of the originally five defence towers there is still left the "Red Tower". At the marketplace lies the ancient town hall. And high above the rooftops of the historical town rises the town castle of Lichtenfels. The tourist guide "A sightseeing tour through Lichtenfels" is available at the Tourist-Information at the marketplace.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Lichtenfels is a town in Bavaria, Germany, capital of the district of Lichtenfels. It is situated on the river Main, approx. 15 km southeast of Coburg, and 30 km northeast of Bamberg.
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