Das Opernhaus ist seit 2012 UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe
Bavaria Listicle Cultural Highlights in Franconia

The Margravial Opera House, Imperial Castle, Würzburg Residence, Mödlareuth: these and six other cultural sites in Franconia are simply a must-see

Reading time: 10 minutes

10 x Cultural Highlights

Kaiserburg Nürnberg: dient heute als Museum über Anlage und Funktion der Burg, über das Heilige Römische Reich Deutscher Nation und über die Bedeutung von Nürnberg im Spätmittelalter

Imperial Castle

The symbol of the city of Nuremberg, its earliest structural roots date back to around the year 1000. It was an important stronghold of imperial and power politics in the era of the Salian and Staufian kings and emperors.
kaiserburg-nuernberg.de

2

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

From 1933 to 1938, the National Socialist party held its party rallies in Nuremberg. Remains of buildings bear witness to the staging of these propaganda shows. The Documentation Centre conveys a comprehensive picture of the Nazi dictatorship and the history of the Party Rallies.
museen.nuernberg.de

Fürth zählt an die 2000 Baudenkmäler

Fürth

Between 1883 and 1904, prestigious houses were erected in this city in the Historicism and Jugendstil styles. Führt has around 2000 protected historic buildings.
tourismus-fuerth.com

Seit 2012 UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe

Margravial Opera House

The Baroque theatre dating from the 18th century and preserved in its original state is a world-class theatre monument. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012.
opernhaus-bayreuth.com

5

Georg Schäfer Museum

A masterpiece of modern architecture. The museum houses a unique collection of German paintings and drawings from 1760 to 1930 (from Caspar David Friedrich and Carl Spitzweg to Lovis Corinth and Max Liebermann).
museumgeorgschaefer.de

Würzburger Residenz: Das UNESCO Weltkulturerbe ist ein beeindruckendes Barockschloss

Würzburg Residence

Built in the middle of the 18th century by Balthasar Neumann, it is one of the most brilliant European royal courts of its time. Of particular note is the ceiling fresco above the staircase, done by Tiepolo. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.
residenz-wuerzburg.de

Bamberg: Blick auf die Bamberger Altstadt

The Old Town of Bamberg

The historical cityscape with its buildings from the 11th to the 18th centuries is a synthesis of medieval churches and Baroque town houses and palaces. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.
bamberg.info

Limesturm in Erkertshofen: Einziger steinerner Nachbau in Deutschland

Upper-Germanic & Rhaetian Limes

In ancient time, it divided the Romans from the Germans. At 550 km in length, it is Europe’s longest ground monument. 158 km run through Franconian territory. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. Museums, reconstructed forts and watchtowers transport visitors back to ancient times.
frankentourismus.de (only in German)

9

Mödlareuth

The Americans called this village in Upper Franconia “Little Berlin”. Here, due to a historical administrative border between Bavaria and Thuringia, the Iron Curtain ran through the middle of a village! Today this is remembered in a museum and memorial.
moedlareuth.de (only in German)

Der Nachbau eines Hauses aus Pompeji steht am Hochufer des Mains

Pompeiianum

This building is the idealised replica of a Roman villa (with ancient works of art). It stands on the high banks of the River Main in Aschaffenburg and is the replica of a house in Pompeii, the Casa dei Dioscuri. It was commissioned by Ludwig I and building work began in 1840 with plans by Friedrich von Gärtner.
schloesser.bayern.de

Fancy more tips from Franconia?

Michelin star chef Valentin Rottner

Wood sorrel in the sorbet, moss as decoration, home-shot game on the plate. The working philosophy of Valentin Rottner from Nuremberg

Read more
Hanse Wenzl auf der Wanderung vom Großen Arbersee zum Gipfel des Großen Arber

16 x Delightful long distance walking trails

Whether it’s along the Danube, through the foothills of the Alps or over the high mountains. 16 long distance walking trails for walkers, from gourmet

Read more
Dagmar von der Grün: Die Kräuterpädagogin ist Expertin für Wildpflanzen und Kräuter

Herbal expert Dagmar von der Grün

Dagmar von der Grün organises herbal walking trails in Franconia and reveals what treasures nature keeps in store for us

Read more
Waldbademeisterin und Gesundheits-Coach Elke Seidel im Naturpark Fichtelgebirge

Deep relaxation through forest bathing

The smallest healing spa in Bavaria, Bad Alexandersbad, lies in the Nature Park Fichtelgebirge. For health coach Elke Seidel it is a source of energy

Read more
Blick vom Hofgarten auf Schloss Ehrenburg in Coburg

Royal Touch

What do 31-centimetre-long bratwursts, Queen Victoria and Albert, and a huge castle complex have in common? You can't get around them in Coburg!

Read more
Für Roland ist der naturschonende Obstanbau eine Herzensangelegenheit

Fruit farmer Roland Schmitt

The view from the Walberla is most beautiful at the time of the cherry blossom. Fruit grower Roland Schmitt preserves species-rich orchards here

Read more

News from Bavaria

Get first-hand tips on stories, travel reports and events!