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Fact Sheet

1. Geographic Location

Franconia is situated in the geographical center of Europe and Germany, North of the Danube River and with the Main River flowing right through it.

 

2. Traffic connection

  • Motorways

A 3    Frankfurt - Würzburg - Nuremberg - Passau
A 6    Mannheim - Heilbronn - Nuremberg - Amberg
A 7    Hamburg - Hannover - Würzburg - Ulm
A 9    Berlin - Nuremberg - München
A 70  Schweinfurt - Bamberg - Bayreuth
A 71  Schweinfurt - Erfurt
A 73  Nuremberg – Bamberg - Suhl
A 81  Würzburg - Heilbronn - Stuttgart

 

  • Airport
    Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg

 

  • Railway Connections
    ICE-, IC-, EC- and IR-Connections

 

3. Area size  circa 32,000 sq km

 

4. Population   circa 4.5 million

 

5. Holiday Areas

  • Altmühltal Nature Park
  • Fichtelgebirge Mountain Range
  • Franconian Switzerland
  • Franconia´s Lake Region
  • Franconian Wine Country
  • Frankenalb Mountains
  • Nature Park Franconian Forest
  • Hassberge Mountains
  • Lovely Tauber River Valley
  • Obermain•Jura
  • Coburg.Rennsteig
  • Nuremberg and Vicinity
  • Rhön
  • Romantic Franconia
  • Spessart Forest – Main River Region
  • Steigerwald Forest

 

7. Nature Parks (circa 15,000 sq km)

  • Altmuehl Valley
  • Bavarian Rhoen
  • Nature Park „Bergstraße-Odenwald“
  • Fichtelgebirge Mountains
  • Nature Park „Frankenhöhe“
  • Frankenwald Forest
  • Franconian Switzerland / Veldensteiner Forest
  • Hassberge Mountains
  • Spessart
  • Steigerwald Forest

 

8. Tourism and its economic importance *

  • Annual turnover: circa 8.9 Billions Euro
  • Jobs: 149,000

 

*    dwif Deutsches Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Institut für Fremdenverkehr an der Universität München, 2014

 

 

For additional information contact:

Franconian Tourist Board
Postfach 44 04 53, D-90209 Nürnberg
Phone +49 (0)911/94151-0, Fax +49 (0)911/94151-10
info@frankentourismus.de, www.frankentourismus.de

 

Links

www.frankentourismus.com

Date / Letters

May 6th, 2017 / 1.880

Keywords

Nürnberg | Städteregion Nürnberg

Jörg Hentschel