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Middle Franconia

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One of Germany's top economic regions, Middle Franconia is a land of rolling hills and misty valleys. A paradise for nature-lovers of all ages, Middle Franconia's caves attract adventurers keen on testing their courage underground. Its pristine nature preserves draw vacationers who prefer to explore natural attractions above ground. For a change of pace and a bit of urban fun, take a trip to Rothenburg, arguably the country's most famous small town, whose medieval center remains seemingly unblemished by the passage of time. The region's stunning contrasts between past and present are perhaps best exemplified by Nuremberg. This modern urban center stands in the shadow of an old, imperial castle, the Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and is among the area's main holiday centers. Middle Franconia is known for its distinct culinary tastes. Popular cycling routes run along several well-known carp ponds. These ponds are dedicated to the sustainable production the region's favorite freshwater fish. With our world travel planner, Germany vacations can be built around trips to Middle Franconia and other destinations in Germany.
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Places to visit in Middle Franconia

Nuremberg Trip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Historic Site, Landmark Rothenburg Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Specialty Museum, Government Building Erlangen Trip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Landmark, Gift & Specialty Shop Dinkelsbuhl Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Walking Area, Landmark, Religious Site Fuerth Trip planner BEST FOR: Water Sport, Park, Specialty Museum

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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Castle
Kaiserburg Nurnberg Nuremberg
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände ©
Specialty Museum
Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände Nuremberg
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Art Museum
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Toy Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Toy Museum Nuremberg
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Middle Franconia

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Albrecht Durer's House ©
Historic Site
Albrecht Durer's House Nuremberg
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Duration: 30 minutes
Town Walls ©
Historic Site
Town Walls Rothenburg
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) ©
Historic Site
Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) Nuremberg
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
St. Lorenz Church ©
Church
St. Lorenz Church Nuremberg
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Middle Franconia

Burggarten ©
Garden
Burggarten Rothenburg
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
DB Museum (German Railway Museum) ©
Specialty Museum
DB Museum (German Railway Museum) Nuremberg
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gerlachschmiede ©
Historic Site
Gerlachschmiede Rothenburg
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Schmiedgasse ©
Landmark
Schmiedgasse Rothenburg
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Middle Franconia

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Kathe Wohlfahrt ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kathe Wohlfahrt Rothenburg
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hauptmarkt ©
Flea Market
Hauptmarkt Nuremberg
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop
Flea Market
Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop Rothenburg
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Eisboutique ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Eisboutique Zirndorf
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Middle Franconia

Schlossgarten ©
Garden
Schlossgarten Erlangen
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Altmuhlsee Erlebnisspielplatz ©
Playground
Altmuhlsee Erlebnisspielplatz Gunzenhausen
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Stadtpark
Garden
Stadtpark Nuremberg
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Botanischer Garten ©
Garden
Botanischer Garten Erlangen
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nuremberg Tours in English ©
Day Trip
Nuremberg Tours in English Nuremberg
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Altstadt ©
Neighborhood
Altstadt Rothenburg
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Duration: 30 minutes
Altstadt ©
Landmark
Altstadt Nuremberg
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Government Building
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber Rothenburg
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Duration: 30 minutes

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