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Aschaffenburg - Schloss Johannisburg

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


Map of Lower Franconia

Marienberg castle and historical bridge

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By train[edit]

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 plane[edit]

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 around[edit]

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.


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)


  • 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)



See also: Franconian cuisine


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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