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The Steigerwald is located at the intersection of Lower, Middle and Upper Franconia, the exact intersection point where the Dreifrankenstein is marked. It is situated between the towns of Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Würzburg and Nuremberg.

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  • Bamberg
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    Bamberg, located in Bavaria, sits on the Regnitz River and is one of the few cities in Germany that was not destroyed by World War II bombings. The Old Town of Bamberg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, primarily because of its authentic medieval…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Bad Windsheim
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    Bad Windsheim

    Bad Windsheim, Bavaria, is situated near Nuremburg and Rothenburg ob der Taube. It is a very old town, dating back to 741 AD. Today the town is primarily known for its health spa. The first spa in Bad Windsheim was established in the 1890s, and the modern…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Geiselwind
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    Geiselwind is a market town with 2323 inhabitants in Lower Franconia (Bavaria) in the district of Kitzingen in Germany. Literal translations may render its name into English as "hostage wind". In this case, "Geisel" means a special form of a whip, not…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Iphofen
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    Iphofen is a town in the district of Kitzingen, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 9 km southeast of Kitzingen along the Bundesstrasse 8. Iphofen has several local vineyards, and is famous for its wine. Local Industry includes the Knauf factory which…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Adelsdorf
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    Adelsdorf is a municipality in the district of Erlangen-Höchstadt, in Bavaria, Germany.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Markt Erlbach
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    Markt Erlbach

    Markt Erlbach is a municipality in the district of Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim in Bavaria in Germany.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Bischberg
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    Bischberg is a community in the Upper Franconian district of Bamberg lying at the forks of the rivers Regnitz and Main some 5 km west of Bamberg.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Prichsenstadt
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    Prichsenstadt is a town in the district of Kitzingen, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Eltmann
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    Eltmann is a town of 5500 inhabitants (in the Haßberge district of Lower Franconia, in Bavaria, Germany. It lies on the south bank of the Main river, 18 km (11 mi) west of Bamberg. It comprises the town proper, and its outlying districts, Dippach, Eschenbach,…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Markt Einersheim
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    Markt Einersheim

    Markt Einersheim is a municipality in the district of Kitzingen in Bavaria, Germany.  [ + ] More Details

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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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