Lower Franconia: These are the most beautiful ruins in the region

Castles and palaces have always had a strong impact on the Main Franconia region. A “street of the residences” leads through Lower Franconia, a “castles and palaces hiking trail” invites you to stroll through the Haßberge district. A total of around 200 medieval castles are known in Franconia. “Most of them are only preserved as ruins or archaeological ground monuments,” says Benjamin Spies, archaeologist at the Museum für Franken in Würzburg. As architectural monuments, the remains from the past are an important cultural asset and part of the cultural heritage. In the Middle Ages, the Würzburg prince-bishop was …

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