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Middle Franconia is a region in the state of Bavaria in Germany.

Cities

Rothenburg ob der Tauber:
Town hall and Market square
Old town hall of Weißenburg in Bayern
  • Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) the biggest city in the region and notable as one of the preeminent Reichsstädte during much of the middle ages
  • Erlangen university town with a big Siemens-presence and a cosmopolitan feeling to it unusual in a town of only 100 000
  • Ansbach the administrative center and former residence of the margraves of Ansbach-Bayreuth
  • Fürth Nuremberg's neighbor and most important rival with a rich jewish history
  • Herzogenaurach - world famous as the city of Adidas and Puma, this place offers superb outlet shopping as well as an underapreciated old town
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber — famous for its intact medieval Altstadt encircled by 13th century town walls.
  • Schwabach
  • Thalmässing
  • Weißenburg

Other destinations

Franconian Lake District: Big Brombach Lake

Understand

Get in

By plane

The only airport with scheduled flights in this area is in Nuremberg (NUE IATA). If you arrive from further away, you will most likely have to change planes in Frankfurt (FRA IATA).

By car

The Autobahns A3, A9 and A73 run through this area

By train

The main hub is Nuremberg. From there S-Bahn or Regional trains connect to (almost) all points with a train station in the region and some beyond

By bus

Some Intercity buses in Germany stop in some places, again most of them in Nuremberg

Get around

See

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