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Middle Franconia

Middle Franconia (German: Mittelfranken) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia in Bavaria, Germany. It is in the west of Bavaria and adjoins the state of Baden-Württemberg. The administrative seat is Ansbach but the most populated city is Nuremberg.

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  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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    Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    Located on the “Romantic Road” in Middle Franconia (Bavaria), Rothenburg is famous for its well-preserved medieval buildings and fortifications. Stroll leisurely through cobblestone streets (much of the town is car-free) and enjoy this romantic town's…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Nuremberg
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    Nuremberg

    About 170 kilometers north of Munich, Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg), Bavaria, is located in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Nuremberg is situated on the Pegnitz River and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, and is Franconia's largest city with…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Erlangen
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    Erlangen

    Located near the larger city of Nurembuerg, Erlangen is today dominated by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the numerous branch offices of Siemens AG, as well as a large Institute of the Fraunhofer Society. An event that still influences the…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Ansbach
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    Ansbach

    Ansbach or Anspach (originally Onolzbach) is a town steeped in history located in Bavaria, Germany. Its historical center was spared from destruction during World War II allowing today's visitors to enjoy its wonderful baroque buildings.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Roth bei Nürnberg
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    Roth bei Nürnberg

    Roth bei Nürnberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany, the capital of the district (Landkreis) Roth. It is located about 25 km south of Nuremberg.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Fürth
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    Fürth

    The city of Fürth is located in northern Bavaria, Germany in the administrative region (Regierungsbezirk) of Middle Franconia. It is now contiguous with the larger city of Nuremberg, the centers of the two cities being only 7 km apart.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Herzogenaurach
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    Herzogenaurach

    Herzogenaurach is a town in the district of Erlangen-Höchstadt, in Bavaria. The town is probably best known for being the home of the sporting goods companies Adidas and Puma. Herzogenaurach is located on the Aurach River, a tributary of the Regnitz…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Zirndorf
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    Zirndorf

    Zirndorf is a town, which is part of the district of Fürth. It is located in northern Bavaria, Germany in the Regierungsbezirk of Middle Franconia.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Weißenburg in Bayern
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    Weißenburg in Bayern

    Weißenburg in Bayern (formerly also Weißenburg im Nordgau) is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the district Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen. As of 2010, its population was 17,513.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Altdorf bei Nürnberg
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    Altdorf bei Nürnberg

    Altdorf bei Nürnberg is a town in south-eastern Germany. It is situated 25 km east of Nuremberg, in the district Nürnberger Land.   [ + ] More Details

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Most Popular Destinations in Germany

Germany has numerous cities of interest to tourists; these are the top nine travel destinations:

Berlin - the reunified and reinvigorated capital of Germany; known for its division during the Cold War - and the Berlin Wall. Today its a metropolis of diversity with elegant clubs, galleries and traditional restaurants. It is also a haven for shoppers.

Bremen - one of the most important cities in northern Germany, its old town will be of interest to travelers who want a slice of history.

Cologne - Germany's fourth-largest city. Cologne was founded by the Romans and is 2000 years old with its huge cathedral, Romanesque churches, and archaeological sites. Cologne also well known for its carnival and its Christopher-Street-Day parade. Don't forget to try the local cuisine and of course the local beer, called "Kölsch".

Dresden - once called Florence on the Elbe, and world-famous for its Frauenkirche and historic center which was destroyed during the war, the city offers more than what the average traveller can expect: Great festivals, all kinds of cultural entertainment, vibrant night life, and surrounded by beautiful natural vistas. Dresden hosts the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) which is one of the world's most impressive museums and collections. The art collections consist of eleven museums, of which the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and the Grünes Gewölbe are the most well-known.

Dusseldorf - Germany's capital of fashion, the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia offers a wide scale of fascinating new architecture. Right along the shores of river Rhine, the "Altstadt" and the "Medienhafen" are among the best places in Germany to enjoy a vibrant nightlife. Being one of the country's wealthiest cities, the atmosphere is very pleasant. Germans call it "the only metropolis ending with -dorf (German for village)".

Frankfurt - Germany's leading financial center, transportation hub, seat of the European Central Bank (ECB), international trade fair center (Book Fair, Motor Show), hub of multicultural activity (30% Immigrants), and site of numerous world-class museums and theaters. It is also Germany's only city with enough skyscrapers to have a skyline.

Hamburg - Germany's second-largest city, famous for its harbour as well as its liberal and tolerant culture. Don't miss the Reeperbahn with its night clubs and casinos. Hamburg is also popular for its many musicals.

Hannover - One of Germany's newer tourist cities, having hosted various international events in recent times.

Munich - Bavaria's beautiful capital city and Southern Germany's primate city. Third largest city in Germany, Munich is the site of the famous Oktoberfest and the gateway to the Alps.

Nuremberg - Second largest city in Bavaria, after WW2 over 90% of the old-town was destroyed. Today it has already been reconstructed, including the Gothic Kaiserburg Castle (Emperor's Castle of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation). You can also visit the Nazi party rally grounds, the Documentation Centre and Courtroom 600 - venue of the Nuremberg Trails.

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