The term of Franconia (Franken) is today commonly used to refer to the eastern part of the old Duchy of Franconia in Germany. The region is nowadays mainly represented by the administrative districts of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken, capital city Würzburg), Middle Franconia (Mittelfranken, capital city Ansbach), and Upper Franconia (Oberfranken, capital city Bayreuth) in Bavaria. Due to the respective local East Franconian German dialects, the adjacent northeastern region of Baden-Württemberg called Tauberfranken and parts of southern Thuringia are also considered as Franconian regions.
The two largest cities of Franconia are Nuremberg and Würzburg. The metropolitan area of Nuremberg is often qualified as the economic and cultural center of Franconia, and that’s where I live since the 12th of September 2010.
Why my title?
Because Franconians are deeply anchored in their regional traditions. Do not mix them with Bavarians, even if Franconia belongs to Bavaria.
An example is that on old buildings in all Bavaria window shutters are in “Weiß und Blau” (white and blue), but here in Nuremberg, Franconia, they are in “Weiß und Rot” (white and red).
Here are the Flags:
Here are some nice pics I made at the end of fall in Franconia.
Have fun guys with comments, and see you soon!!!