Franconia is a region towards the north of the German federal state of Bavaria. Staying at holiday rentals in Franconia you’ll be in a very diverse part of the country, boasting an inviting mix of history, natural scenery and outdoor recreation for all the family.
Nuremberg would be a good location for your holiday accommodation in Franconia. It’s Bavaria’s second city and has immense historical importance, and is also quite unique in that much of its heritage survived the war. The best place to start would be the city’s historical centre, dominated to the northwest by the castle, which features the five-cornered tower, dating to the 11th Century, making it the oldest remaining structure in the city. Another interesting sight is the medieval city walls, four kilometres of which are still standing today. Another excellent attraction is the zoo, which is located at Schmausenbuck Hill and considered one of the best in Europe.
For outdoor fun, perhaps the best setting for a Franconia self-catering holiday rental would be Franconian Switzerland, which has been a fresh-air getaway for generations of Germans. For especially daring visitors, it’s considered one of Europe’s rock-climbing hotspots thanks to the limestone. For everyone else there’s great scenery for walking and mountain biking, and the rivers in the region offering lovely spots for day-trips. Another highlight of this region is its brewing culture, with practically every community offering its own beer.
Another essential place to explore during your visit to Franconia holiday accommodation would be Bamberg, as the entire town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s a tremendous array of immaculately preserved medieval architecture here, with half-timbered buildings, best represented by the riverside Altes Rathaus.
The city of Augsburg is within driving distance of Franconia self-catering accommodation and boasts a number of interesting sights. There’s the Fuggerei, the world’s oldest example of welfare housing, dating to the 16th Century and still in use today. Also in the centre is the birthplace of Marxist writer Bertolt Brecht, the 17th Century Rathaus and Renaissance Fugger Stadtpalast, from the 1500s.
At Franconia holiday rentals you can expect a Continental Climate, which means warm weather in the summer months, when temperatures often get up to 30 degrees in July and August. Winters tend to very chilly here, with sub-zero conditions common from December to February.
The main air transport hub for the region around self-catering accommodation in Franconia is Nuremberg Airport (NUE), in Middle Franconia, with flights to and from London-Gatwick (LGW) with Air Berlin.