26 May Five historical towns in Franconia
Five historical towns in Franconia
The region “Romantic Franconia” offers a variety of historic towns, which inspire with their medieval charm. In this blog post, we present the five most important towns in brief.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The small town is considered to be the best preserved medieval town in Germany. It is characterized in particular by its city wall, its walkable battlements and the fantastically beautiful city center. The romantic old town with its winding alleys and old half-timbered buildings invites you to linger. People from all over the world are inspired by Rothenburg and the magic of the city.
Ansbach, the former residence town of the Margraves of Brandenburg, is best known for its rococo and baroque facades. In the picturesque historic old town you can admire numerous magnificent buildings and the two handsome churches of St. Johannis and St. Gumbertus. Also worth seeing are the margravial residence, which is one of the most beautiful castles in Bavaria, and the court garden with the orangery. Those who would like to learn more about the 1250 years of eventful history of the city should make a trip to the Margrave Museum. There, the prehistory and early history of Ansbach are shown in addition to the margravial period.
According to a survey by Focus magazine, Dinkelsbühl has the most beautiful old town in Germany. The historic medieval town on the Wörnitz River is particularly impressive with its magnificent patrician buildings, the completely preserved city wall, and the Minster of St. George, which is one of the most beautiful hall churches in southern Germany.
The “Haus der Geschichte” (House of History) with its elaborate yet very modern exhibition invites visitors to learn more about the origins and history of the town. Dinkelsbühl is also located on the Romantic Road, which for over 70 years has shown travelers from Würzburg to Füssen the richness of western history, art and culture.
Wolframs-Eschenbach, a former Teutonic Order town, is located in the heart of Middle Franconia. It is characterized above all by its beautiful old town with a completely preserved city wall. The half-timbered houses and historic buildings decorated with stone carvings give the small town a very special charm. A real eye-catcher is the colorful spire of the Liebfrauenmünster, which with its romantic and early Gothic elements is one of the earliest hall churches in Germany.
The town of Feuchtwangen is especially known for its town center, the market square, which is also called the “Festival Hall of Franconia”. It is surrounded by old Franconian half-timbered buildings and is particularly noteworthy for its tubular fountain built in 1726. Equally famous is the romantic cloister in the old town of Feuchtwangen. Between mid-April and the end of August, it is transformed into an incomparable open-air stage that attracts culture and theater lovers from all over Germany.