Franconia is famous for its wine, picture postcard cities and rolling wooded hills. A hotel in Franconia offers visitors the chance to experience an authentic slice of Teutonic life. Holidaymakers booking a hotel in the area can spend their days exploring fairytale castles, biking, hiking or kayaking in Altmühltal Nature Park or sampling the local tipple at one of the many picturesque vineyards that dot the north of the region.
Where to Stay in Franconia
Nuremberg – Franconia’s largest city and its unofficial capital, Nuremberg, draws visitors to its hotels with its lively nightlife, spectacular Christmas market and history. Home to some fantastic examples of German architecture, the city is a must for anyone who wants to find out more about traditional culture and Germany’s ancient and recent past.
Coburg – The ancient town of Coburg – part of the old Saxe-Coburg kingdom – boasts a pretty centre, a number of important historic buildings and the Medieval Veste Coburg, one of the largest castles in Germany. Visitors to its hotels can spend days exploring the local historic sights and soaking up the city’s old-fashioned charm.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Part of the ‘Romantic Road’ that runs through southern Germany, the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the prettiest in Franconia. Visitors can explore the medieval town walls, the towering town hall and the many historic buildings that dot the centre.
Bamberg – Book a hotel in one of the best preserved cities in Franconia; Bamberg’s historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Packed full of historic buildings like Bamberg Cathedral, the 12th century Altenburg Castle and the 17th century Neue Residenz, the centre is a must see for fans of German art and architecture.
How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in Franconia
Thanks to its rich history and beautifully preserved towns and cities, there’s plenty to see in every corner of Franconia. From the ancient and imposing Nuremberg Castle to the expansive Bamberg Cathedral and the Coburg Marktplatz, the region boasts some of the prettiest landmarks in all of Germany. If you just have time to see one medieval settlement during your stay in the region, make it Bamberg. Overflowing with charm and character, this fairy tale city offers great views around every corner.
Never far from the castles, cathedrals and cobbled streets are Franconia’s vineyards. Anyone with an interest in wine will find plenty to keep them busy in the north of Franconia as the region produces some of the best whites in Germany. If you want to get out and explore some of Germany’s stunning countryside during your stay, a trip to the Altmühltal Nature Park is a must. One of the most popular holiday areas in the country, the park offers hiking, biking, boat trips and canoeing.