Kronach in Oberfranken, Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, is…

Kronach in Oberfranken, Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, is the birthtown of Lucas Cranach the Elder, Maximilian von Welsch, Johann Kaspar Zeuss, and bishop Josef Stangl. The town has a nearly complete city-wall and Germany’s biggest medieval fortress (Festung Rosenberg). A large portion of the district is part of the Frankenwald (Franconian Forest), a hill chain rising to 795 m.

Read more (in German & English):
http://www.kronach.de/en/fortress-rosenberg-kronach-germany.html

Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, pop….

Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, pop. ~43,000, is located 15 km from Heidelberg and 10 km from Mannheim. Together with these 2 cities, it makes up the Rhein-Neckar triangle. It’s nicknamed “Zwei-Burgen-Stadt” after the 2 fortresses on the hill overlooking the town on the edge of the Odenwald, the Windeck and the Wachenburg. The town celebrated its 1250th anniversary in 2005.

Spalt-Wernfels is a town in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany,…

Spalt-Wernfels is a town in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, 20 km from Schwabach. It’s known for its growing of hops for beer.

Monschau (French: Montjoie, Walloon: Mondjoye) in the Eifel…

Monschau (French: Montjoie, Walloon: Mondjoye) in the Eifel region near Aachen in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany

Entrance to Burg Kronberg in Hessen, Central Germany. Kronberg…

Entrance to Burg Kronberg in Hessen, Central Germany. Kronberg in the Hochtaunuskreis is part of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban area. Before 1866, it was in the Duchy of Nassau; then the whole Duchy was absorbed into Prussia. Kronberg lies at the foot of the Taunus mountains, flanked by forests. A mineral water spring also rises in the town. The castle was built in 1220.

Idstein is located in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis near Darmstadt…

Idstein is located in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis near Darmstadt in Hessen, Central Germany. Due to its well preserved historical Altstadt (old town), it’s part of the Deutsche Fachwerkstraße (German Timber-Frame Road), connecting towns with beautiful Fachwerk buildings. Idstein had its first documentary mention in 1102 and was granted market rights in 1287 by King Rudolph of Habsburg. Besides the Hexenturm and the old Nassau castle, another sight is the town’s oldest preserved house, which was originally built in 1410.