The Foods of Franconia, Germany

The food of Franconia is hearty fare. Typical Franconian restaurants and inns dot the landscape of this German region and they often feature similar dishes on their menus. A meal at such a restaurant begins with a salad sampler, comprised of cucumbers in a vinegar or yogurt dressing, shredded carrots in a sweet sauce, thinly sliced radishes and various lettuces. The Franconian menu is meat heavy ... Read Full Article

Visit Schloss Seehof in Germany’s Franconia Region

The impressive cascading staircase at Schloss Seehof

  When traveling around Franconia (Northern Bavaria), be sure to visit the impressive Schloss Seehof, located just five kilometers from Bamberg in Memmelsdorf. The Baroque structure was constructed in the late 17th Century as the summer residence and hunting lodge of the prince-bishop Marquard Sebastian Schenk von Stauffenberg. Four domed corner towers mark the symmetrical building. The ... Read Full Article

Historic and Authentic Bamberg, Germany

Forty miles north of Nürnberg in the German state of Bavaria is the historic city of Bamberg. Divided in half by the Regnitz River, Bamberg is a rare German city in that it escaped Allied bombing during World War II. While other cities have been rebuilt or redesigned, Bamberg retains much of its original infrastructure and charm. As a result, the city is a perfect example of the Franconian region ... Read Full Article