Picturesque Forchheim, Germany: a Medieval Hamlet

Forchheim's Rathaus

  Forchheim is a wonderful, tiny town in northern Bavaria, known in the region as “das Tor zur fränkischen Schweiz,” or the gateway to Franconian Switzerland. It is a delightful place to visit for the day while touring the beautiful countryside. Forchheim’s rich medieval history has been well preserved as evidenced by its most striking building, the half-timber Rathaus or town hall ... Read Full Article

Erlangen, Germany: A Food and Beer Crazy City

A German bakery tucked away on Schiffstrasse

Erlangen is a university town with a population just over a 100,000. Here visitors can look into a typical Franconian town without the overwhelming crowds of tourists you'll find in larger cities in Bavaria. This small city is food obsessed. Traditional German fare and upscale cuisine are equally valued in a town that prizes the bounty of Bavarian agriculture. Erlangen contains some of the ... Read Full Article