Popular Accommodations in Middle Franconia
Highlights in Middle Franconia
- Altmühltal, Franconian Lake District and Steigerwald Nature Areas
- Nuremberg bratwursts and Schäufele specialities
- Medieval Imperial Castle Nuremberg with Museum
- Franconian open-air museum in Bad Windsheim
- World famous Christkindl market in Nuremberg
Most popular in Middle Franconia
Vacation rentals in Middle Franconia
Middle Franconia is a region, which does not only have some worth seeing cities ready for you, in which you can rent a centrally located apartment. You can also book a vacation rental with a garden in the vicinity of Nuremberg and in the vicinity of valleys, forests, lakes, ski areas and numerous hiking and cycling trails. Some landlords in Middle Franconia offer beside a bicycle rental also a breakfast service. Moreover, parking the vehicle in front of the accommodation is not a problem in many cases.
Vacation in Middle Franconia
Location and orientation
Middle Franconia is a government district in Bavaria, which consists of the five cities Erlangen, Fürth, Ansbach, Nuremberg and Schwabach. Here you will find numerous interesting tourist regions, such as the Altmühltal, the Franconian Lake District, the Franconian Alb, the Frankenhöhe, the Steigerwald and the Hersbrucker Switzerland, which invite you to explore.
Things to know
In Middle Franconia there are some specialities that you should definitely try. These include above all the Nuremberg Bratwürste. Furthermore you will find the famous Schäufele on many menus. This is a roast shoulder of pork with potato dumplings and gravy. The Aischgründer Karpfen, which is baked out in beer dough, is also a real treat for the palate.
On the flag of Middle Franconia the colours red and white and the centrally placed district coat of arms are to be seen.
Top 3 travel tips
In the northwestern part of the old town of Nuremberg, the Kaiserburg Castle is enthroned on a rock which invites you to take a sightseeing tour. The castle dates from the late 15th century. However, the pentagonal tower, which used to serve as a granary, was built around 1050. Take a look at the Kaiserburg Museum with the Knights' Hall, the double chapel and the castle courtyard. From the castle garden you get one of the best views over the city.2. Explore historical buildings in the large open-air museum
Take your time to visit the Franconian Open-Air Museum in Bad Windsheim, which has many historical buildings, a museum shop and some gastronomic facilities ready for you. Here you will learn everything about the way of life of the people in Middle Franconia in former times.3. Attend the regular events
The Christmas Market in Nuremberg, one of the most famous in the world, is absolutely worth a visit. It is held on the Main Market Square from the weekend of the first Advent until 23 December. At Whitsun there is always a 12-day festival in Erlangen, the so-called Bergkirchweih, which offers you a comprehensive entertainment programme. Also worth mentioning is the Michaelis-Kirchweih in Fürth, which is the largest street church festival in Bavaria and is celebrated with a harvest festival.