Franconia and the German Danube Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Franconia and the German Danube - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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This city history museum is in the Fembohaus, a dignified patrician dwelling completed in 1598. It's one of the finest Renaissance mansions...

Steinerne Brücke

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This impressive old bridge resting on massive pontoons is Regensburg's most celebrated sight. It was completed in 1146 and was rightfully...

Tiergarten Nürnberg

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The well-stocked Nürnberg Zoo has a dolphinarium where dolphins perform to the delight of children; it's worth the extra admission fee.

Veste Coburg

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This fortress, one of the largest and most impressive in the country, is Coburg's main attraction. The brooding bulk of the castle guards...

Veste Oberhaus

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The powerful fortress and summer castle commissioned by Bishop Ulrich II in 1219 looks over Passau from an impregnable site on the other...


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In Bad Staffelstein, on the east side of the Main north of Bamberg, is a tall, elegant, yellow-sandstone edifice whose interior represents...


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Walhalla (11 km [7 miles] east of Regensburg) is an excursion you won't want to miss, especially if you have an interest in the wilder...

Weltenburg Abbey

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Roughly 25 km (15 miles) southwest of Regensburg you'll find the great Weltenburg Benedictine Abbey perched on the bank of the Danube...

Weltenburg Abbey

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The first abbey to be built on this site was founded in 600 by the Benedictines (who themselves built over a bronze-age temple). The...

Weltenburger Enge-Danube Gorge Nature Reserve

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This beautiful natural landmark was formed by a branch of the primeval Danube, which cut its way through the limestone to create the...


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