Franconia and the German Danube Sights

Obere Stadt (Upper Town)

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Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

In the 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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Kronach, Bavaria, 96317, Germany

Published 04/23/2016

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