Upper Franconia

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  • Day57


    August 2, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Bamberg is north of Nuremburg and well worth the visit. We walked around the Old Town Bamberg admiring its arched bridges, cathedral, muraled Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and a very pretty fishing village - each house looked as if they were holding the next house up - they were so packed together!
    We drove up to Bamberg Castle - walked up to the top of yet another tower - totally worth it for the view. Time to move on to Regensberg.Read more

  • Day50


    August 15, 2016 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Will had visited Bamberg when he was 14 on a school exchange. The town is another colourful German town with an impressive cathedral. Its highlight was the old half timbered town hall, built in the middle of a bridge over the river. Its walls displayed large scale murals that added to its individuality.

    As it was our 7th wedding anniversary we treated ourselves to an evening meal at a local restaurant and brewery that lived up to its excellent reputation. Arriving at 6:30pm we found the place packed and buzzing. There didn't seem to be any eating area open inside the building and the outside courtyard was made up of 6 seater tables and benches. Having read about the custom of sharing tables and seeing people inquiring if there was space at others' tables, Will found one with two people who were happy for us to share.

    We went for 'The Classic' menu, ordering pork knuckle with potato dumpling and sauerkraut for Will and pork schnitzel for Vicky. It was simple food done really well and the waitress kept us topped up with the brewery's own beer to wash it down. Will couldn't manage desert but Vicky had the only choice on the menu other than icecream; apple ring donuts coated in cinnamon and sugar- delicious!

    An evening stroll over the bridge and short cycle along the riverside cycle path topped off the evening beautifully.
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  • Day46


    August 2, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Drove north from Nuremberg to Bamberg. Up there with one of my favourite places we've visited, it's the oldest preserved medi-evil town in Europe. The river is very fast flowing with old houses along one bank where the fisherman lived. Of course there are also a couple of churches and a palace on the hill.Read more

  • Day46


    August 11, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Coburg was recommended as a place to visit by both our camper van tour book and The Rough Guide to Germany. We thought the descriptions of the brightly coloured buildings and intricate architecture might be over the top until we got there and found that the buildings were truly over the top in these respects and all the better for it!

    After stocking up with fruit and veg at the market place stalls we had an 'original Coburger rotbratwurst' flamegrilled in a van on the cobbled square then washed it down with a beer at Coburg brewhouse where the waiters and waitresses wore traditional Germanic dress. We both really enjoyed ourselves!

    Whilst the Coburg stopover wasn't particularly varied, we love the multicultural element of so many of the places where campervans congregate. 'Bon giorno' hail the Germans to their Italian neighbours, before proceeding to have a short conversation in English. We've seen very few British people since entering Germany, there have been quite a few Dutch and Belgians, a few Italians and Swiss and the occasional Swedish or Norwegian traveller.
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  • Day1

    Erster Stellplatz

    April 15 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Unsere Reise beginnt! Nach einem turbulenten Vormittag (was war anderes zu erwarten) starteten wir um Punkt 12:00 von Neuhofen los. Kurz vor Wels stellten wir fest, dass wir ein wichtiges Utensil vergessen hatten, den Hüpfball fürs Emil schlafen gehen. Somit war unser erster Stopp fix. Decathlon in Regensburg. Dort gabs eine Stunde Pause und schon ging es flott weiter. Endziel heute: der Parkplatz von Naturbad Ebrach. Ca. 400 km schafften wir heute. Jetzt noch Spaghetti von zuhause und ab ins Bett.Read more

  • Day2


    April 15 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Trotz Schmerzen im Oberschenkel hab ich es probiert. Los ging es um 9:30 Uhr bei 2 Grad und bedecktem Himmel. Im Laufe des Tages wurde es Frühling.
    Leider musste ich nach 8 km aufgeben, ich konnte vor Schmerzen fast nicht mal mehr gehen... könnte Heulen.
    Der Rest hat heute die 46 km und 1200 Hm geschafft und hatten einen tollen Tag.
    Ich habe mir Tape besorgt und bin noch am rumdoktoren, Evtl. Probiere ich es morgen nochmal.
    Jetzt sitzen wir bei herrlichem Sonnenschein in Kronach, genießen das Bier und in Kürze unser Essen.
    Kann auch gut sein dass ich morgen endgültig aussteige😥.
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  • Day1

    Schwarzenbach am Wald

    April 14 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    Heute starten wir (Jutta, Michi, Martina, Gitte, Christian, Stephan und ich) auf unsere 5 Tage Tour auf dem Frankenweg. Heute war auch Werner als Gastläufer dabei. Er stößt aber erst wieder am Donnerstag, auf Grund Urlaubsmangels, zu uns.
    Also starteten wir heute um 11:30 Uhr in Blankenstein, direkt an der Grenze zwischen Thüringen und Franken. Dort ist der Start des Frankenwegs. Insgesamt ist dieser 520 km lang, wir werden aber nur ca. 200 km davon machen. Außer dem Frankenweg sind dort auch die Startpunkte des Rennsteig, der fränkische Gebirgsweg und der Kammweg.
    Pünktlich zum Start setzte leichter Schneefall ein. Aber das war für mich völlig okay, denn meiner Allergie sehr zuträglich! War die letzten beiden Tage dadurch schon ganz schön gebeutelt...
    Der Weg führte durch den Frankenwald auf Waldwegen, Trails und nur ganz wenig Asphalt. Und natürlich immer hoch oder runter, eben gibt es hier nicht👍🏻. Wirklich schön der durch den Schnee angezuckerte Frankenwald. Nach ca. 29 km und ca. 850 Hm erreichten Wir etwas ausgefroren Schwarzenbach am Wald und das Landgasthaus Döbraberg.
    Jetzt sitzen wir in dem Gasthaus nach dem Essen bei lecken Bier😎 und fangen bestimmt bald Karten spielen oder so an!
    Akt werden wir heute nicht, morgen werden es bis Kronach so ca. 45 km werden. Mal sehen ob ich das schaffe... mein Oberschenkel sticht vor Schmerz! Ich hoffe morgen früh ist es besser...
    Bis dann und Prost😉
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  • Day32

    A day out in Bamberg

    January 15, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Dave and I did our morning stroll across the park to the bakery. On the way home snow was falling on us and it was so peaceful and serene walking through the park. I just want to hang onto this memory. Serenity was soon to be broken, we arrived back to the apartment with our bedroom floor flooded. The shower is in our bedroom and is an open shower. The water decided not to drain away and Brodie didn't notice it until he had finished then had to get dressed before he could get Kellie to help him. We have a huge rug in our room so that was nicely soaking up the water. My bag was on the floor full of souvenirs, but they had shifted that to safety. Half an hour later every towel soaked, the rug dripping over the clothes horse we had breakfast, yes that memory will be lasting. We had to wash all the towels so we couldn't leave until they were finished. A very late start to the day. We headed off to Bamberg which is less than an hour away by train. It took about 15 minute walk to reach the old part of the town. It was well and truly lunch time by the time we got to the centre. We found a quaint place which we were seated out in a covered courtyard and had heaters. Another nice lunch and a relaxing hour. Kellie was stoked as the waiter made her a vodka fanta. Bamberg is famous for its breweries, so Dave sampled the local beer. After lunch we followed a tourist trail around the old town. All day the snow showers would come and go. The good thing about the snow is it doesn't stop you from walking you just keep going and enjoy it. The kids had snowball fights whenever they could. We caught the train back and we had to go to the train station's grocery store as ours is closed on Sundays. It's a small shop and is chokkers with people. We got back to our apartment a bit after 6pm. Eggs for tea as we had a decent lunch. We are all a bit weary today, so an early night.

    Photo 1 - Bamberg Town Hall
    Photo 2 - Kids having a snowball fight
    Photo 3 - Where we had lunch
    Photo 4, 5 & 6 - Around Bamberg
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  • Day337

    First night wild camping!

    May 7, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Accompanied by Peters friend Andreas for first day motivation, we managed our target of 70km and crossed into the old "West" Germany.

    Camping - wild in the forest edge, beautiful but very damp/dark and full of little spiders!

    We got overtaken by about 20 cyclists but overtook idea how that was possible on the bikes which ride like motorbikes with pedals! When we set off the weight and wobbliness took us a hit by surprise despite test rides with some weight. Thabkfully it settled down quickly and the upper body got used to taking some load.

    Derriere- feels ok!
    Muscle aches - surprisingly none for either of us.
    (Wait until we hit today's hills, yesterday's made 100m climbs feel like kilimanjaro)
    Food- we made a nice one pot meal of Hirse, onion, garlic and vegetable tomato pasta sauce followed by dried fruit and chocolate.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Upper Franconia, Regierungsbezirk Oberfranken, Haute-Franconie, Alta Franconia

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