Franconia and the German Danube Sights

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  • House/Mansion/Villa

The great painter Albrecht Dürer lived here from 1509 until his death in 1528. This beautifully preserved late-medieval house is typical...

Alte Kapelle

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Erected by the Carolingian order in the 9th century, the Old Chapel's dowdy exterior hides joyous rococo treasures within—extravagant...

Altes Rathaus

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This ancient building on Rathausplatz abuts the rear of St. Sebaldus Kirche; it was erected in 1332, destroyed in World War II, and subsequently...

Altes Rathaus

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At Bamberg's historic core, the Altes Rathaus is tucked snugly on a small island in the Regnitz. To the west of the river is the so-called...

Altes Rathaus

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The picture-book complex of medieval half-timber buildings, with windows large and small and flowers in tubs, is one of the best-preserved...

Altes Schloss Eremitage

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This palace, 5 km (3 miles) north of Bayreuth on B-85, makes an appealing departure from the sonorous and austere Wagnerian mood of much...

Bayerisches Brauereimuseum Kulmbach

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Although a visit to the factory is almost impossible, this is the next best thing. The Kulmbacher Brewery runs this interesting museum...

Brauerei und Büttnerei-Museum

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Near the center of town, in the 1887 Maisel Brewery building, this museum reveals the tradition of brewing over the past two centuries...

Brückturm Museum

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With its tiny windows, weathered tiles, and pink plaster, this 17th-century tower stands at the south end of the Steinerne Brücke. The...


  • Festival–Sight

Perhaps the most famous Christmas Market in Germany, the Nürnberg Christkindlesmarkt sits on the town's cobblestone main square beneath...


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