administrative region of Franconia in Bavaria, Germany
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Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) is a region in the state of Bavaria in Germany.

Aschaffenburg - Schloss Johannisburg

CitiesEdit

 
Map of Lower Franconia

 
Marienberg castle and historical bridge

Other destinationsEdit

UnderstandEdit

Get inEdit

By trainEdit

The main railway hub in this area is Würzburg, with regular ICE service along the North-South mainline that connects Hamburg and Munich. In addition, the ICE service between Munich and the western German cities also stops at Würzburg and Aschaffenburg.

By planeEdit

You are most likely going to fly into Frankfurt Airport (FRA IATA). From there, there are several departures daily by ICE directly to Würzburg. Should you be unwilling or unable to use Frankfurt airport, Nuremberg (NUE IATA) or to an even lesser extent Munich Airport (MUC IATA) might be options.

Get aroundEdit

Most towns are accessible by the regional trains (RE or RB) departing from either Würzburg or Schweinfurt. Travel between two cities itself takes 30 minutes with trains up to every half hour during the weekday. A Bayern ticket entitles you to use all trains and public transportation within the city proper, while the Franken ticket entitles train travel only to select cities.

SeeEdit

 
Würzburg Residence and court garden
 
Panoramic view of Amorbach
  • Baroque Residence of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg, according to UNESCO "the most homogeneous and the most extraordinary of the Baroque palaces" (World Heritage site)
  • Dettelbach, small town with almost completely preserved medieval fortification, half-timbered houses and narrow lanes
  • Amorbach, picturesque small town, Baroque abbey with Rococo stuccos and colourful frescos
  • Schloss Veitshöchheim (Veitshöchheim)
  • Schloss Marienberg ( Würzburg)
  • Dom (Würzburg)

ItinerariesEdit

  • The Main cycling trail follows the winding course of the river Main through the beautiful landscapes of "Main Triangle" and "Main Quadrangle" where most of the region's sights are: (Bamberg –) Schweinfurt – Kitzingen – Würzburg – Karlstadt – Lohr – Wertheim – Miltenberg – Aschaffenburg (–Frankfurt)

DoEdit

EatEdit

See also: Franconian cuisine

DrinkEdit

Main Franconia, the region around Würzburg and Kitzingen, is a renowned wine-growing area, producing excellent white wines.

Breweries in Franconia lists breweries, beer cellars, brewery museums.

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