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Upper Franconia

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Thanks to its multitude of world-class breweries, Upper Franconia is a global leader in beer production and variety. This renowned "beer country" has the highest concentration of breweries of any region in the world. More than 200 notable producers turn out nearly 1,000 different types of beer. Several popular tours operate along the special Franconian beer route, which winds its way across the region and stops at most of its finest breweries. Along the way, you can taste Franconia's famous smoked beers, lagers, and festival beers created for special occasions and local holidays. You can continue to experience Franconian beer culture at many pubs, cellars, and church festivals. Yet this area is more than just a beer lover's paradise. You'll encounter a wealth of other attractions, including fruit farms, renowned chocolate factories, and an array of small restaurants. Be sure to try Franconian bratwursts and the wide range of baked goods. Make your own Upper Franconia vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Germany road trip planning website .
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