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Bratwurst stand in Nuernberg
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Bratwurst “Drei im Weggla” or “Zwa im Halbn”

The Coburger Bratwurst is the largest with at least 31 cm, it’s a coarse kind and usually roasted over the open pine cone fire, which gives the special flavor. It is also the only one that is eaten as a single entity on a small bun, but all the other in Upper Frankonian variants are […]

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Rothenburg City Hall
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Rothenburg Rathaus History

Also see “Three Days in Rothenburg” Thanks to three clocks, time never stops in the Ratstrinkstube (City Drinking Hall) Below the gable of the “Ratstrinkstube” is the the large city clock of 1683. The Sun Clock dates back to 1768, with the display and sundial mount, as well as the well-known Rothenburg coat of arms. […]

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Veishoechheim
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Veitshöchheim, from my Childhood

Veitshöchheim, is a suburb of Würzburg and only 7 km down the Main River. A well-known place, from which the successful broadcast “Fastnacht in Franken” has been shown on German TV for three decades. You could compare it with Mardi Gras in the US. Late February, the big attraction of the year is Fasching or Karneval. […]

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Dinkelsbuehl
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Dinkelsbühl on the Romantic Road

As a former Reichsstadt, Dinkelsbühl in Middle Frankonia had rather small growth since the end of the Holy Roman Empire. It has escaped both wars and city planners kept the old town largely intact. It is a must stop along the Romantic Road! Dinkelsbühl was  “de facto” self governing until 1802 when it was annexed by Bavaria […]

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Miltenberg am Main

Between vineyards, forest and water at the romantic Main valley lies the gateway to Spessart and Odenwald, the medieval half-timbered town of Miltenberg. Here, on the southwestern tip of the Mainviertel, the idyllic course of the river Main, characterizes the landscape. The city of Miltenberg looks back on 3,500 years of proud history and is […]

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Würzburg, where I grew up

Whenever we visit my hometown Würzburg we rent a little vacation home in Veitshöchheim, a town 10 km down the river. In the Morning, after our Brötchen run we take take the boat to Würzburg. The view across the Old Bridge over the Main towards the the silhouette dominated by steeples of old Churches and […]

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Vogelsburg near Volkach

A visit on a mid May afternoon to the best view in Lower Frankonia While at a Family Reunion in the area, my cousin took me to this famous Look-out. A former nunnery, the Vogelsburg between Escherndorf and Volkach brought back childhood memories. Today there is a Restaurant and Biergarten on the site. A must […]

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Bamberg Riverfront
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Bamberg, a little Venice

Bamberg in Upper Franconia is a tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a medieval city in North Bavaria, it lies at the rivers Regnitz and Main, also called “Klein Venedig”. The old town is distinguished by its well-preserved buildings from the 11th to the 19th centuries. The decorated facade paintings of the […]

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Christmas Market in Nürnberg

The Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest and certainly the most famous Christmas Market in the world. In the wooden booths of the “Städtle made of wood and cloth” you will find traditional, often handmade Christmas decorations and sweet treats, such as Gingerbread (Lebkuchen) and Spekulatius. Additional attractions include the Children’s Christmas and Sternenhaus, […]

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The Schwarzmann Girls

My friends Margarete and Anneliese own the Hotel Stadt Mainz. It has been a family business since 1920. Located in the Semmelstrasse, right in the center of Würzburg, and only 500 meters from the Markplatz and the Residenz Castle. When I visit Würzburg to see family, we have lunch together at their Hotel. Their food […]

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