Upper Franconia (Oberfranken)
Franconia (German: Oberfranken) is a Regierungsbezirk
(administrative region of the state of Bavaria, southern Germany. It
forms part of the historically significant region of Franconia, all
now part of the German Federal State of Bayern (Bavaria).
The administrative region borders on Thuringia (Thüringen) to the
north, Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) to the west, Middle Franconia
(Mittelfranken) to the south-west, and Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz)
to the south-east, and Saxony (Sachsen) and the Czech Republic to
Oberfranken is subdivided into a number of Landkreise (districts)
and Kreisfreie Städte (district-free or independent cities).
Bamberg Bayreuth Coburg Forchheim Hof
Kronach Kulmbach Lichtenfels Wunsiedel
Bamberg Bayreuth Coburg Hof
With more than 200 independent breweries which brew approximately
1000 different types of beer, Upper Franconia has the highest rate
of breweries per capita in the world. There's also a special
Franconian beer route (Fränkische)
Lichtenfels is a town in Bavaria, Germany, capital of the
district of Lichtenfels. It is situated on the upper course of the
river Main , approx. 15 km southeast of Coburg, and 30 km northeast
of Bamberg, in an area called Gottesgarten am Obermain (God's garden
on the upper River Main).
Lichtenfels became as of middle of the 19. century one center of the
basket marketing. The basket makers in the surrounding upper Maintal
area brought their products to trade in Lichtenfels, which was and
is the biggest retail market. The leading entrepreneur was the
basket dealer Joseph Crinkly.
there has been a technical basket college and as of 1912 there was
also a braiding course for women. Those fashioned and very frequent
outwork baskets came from the whole family.
After the first world war laid Lichtenfels himself to the title
German wicker chair. By the practical extinction the basketry in
Germany. After the second world war dedicate Lichtenfels to the
remain basket dealer, today as an exclusive import of the braiding
Lichtenfels is the basket-making capital of Germany and has the only
college which still teaches the old craft skills. Each year at the
end of September the Korbmarkt (basket market) is held when the town
is filled with stalls selling baskets from many countries and one
can watch many craftspeople at work. On the Market Place in front of
the Town Hall you can see the World's largest gift basket.
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