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Franconia and the German Danube Sights

Obere Stadt (Upper Town)

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Updated 11/13/2013

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In its old medieval section of town, harmonious sandstone houses are surrounded by old walls and surmounted by a majestic fortress. Kronach is best known as the birthplace of Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553), but there's a running argument as to which house he was born in—Am Marktplatz 1 or in the house called Am Scharfen Eck, at Lucas-Cranach-Strasse 38. The latter served as a local pub for more than a hundred years. Today it is a good place

to enjoy a very good, inexpensive Franconian meal. On the last weekend in June, Kronach celebrates its past with a medieval festival featuring authentic garb, food, and troubadours.

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Obere Stadt, Kronach, 96317, Germany

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Updated 11/13/2013

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