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Mittelfranken (region)
Middle Franconia
Franconia
(German: Mittelfranken) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia
Franconia
in Bavaria, Germany. It is in the west of Bavaria
Bavaria
and adjoins the state of Baden-Württemberg
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Regierungsbezirk
A German Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
(pronounced [ʁeˈɡiːʁʊŋsbəˌt͡sɪɐ̯k], often abbreviated to Reg.-Bez.; English: administrative district) is an administrative district of one of the nation's federal states
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Upper Franconia
Upper Franconia
Franconia
(German: Oberfranken) is a Regierungsbezirk (administrative [Regierungs] region [bezirk]) of the state of Bavaria, southern Germany. It forms part of the historically significant region of Franconia
Franconia
(See also: Middle Franconia
Franconia
and Lower Franconia), all now part of the German Federal State of Bayern (Bavaria). With more than 200 independent breweries which brew approximately 1000 different types of beer, Upper Franconia
Franconia
has the worlds highest brewery-density per capita
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Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tauber
(German pronunciation: [ˈʁoːtn̩bʊɐ̯k ɔp deːɐ̯ ˈtaʊbɐ] ( listen)) is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken
Mittelfranken
(Middle Franconia), the Franconia
Franconia
region of Bavaria, Germany. It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world
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Lichtenau Fortress
Lichtenau Fortress
Lichtenau Fortress
(German: Festung Lichtenau) is a former fortification built by the Nuremberg castellans in the market town of Lichtenau in Middle Franconia.Contents1 History 2 Literature 3 External links 4 ReferencesHistory[edit]The fortress and the market town of Lichtenau (Matthäus Merian: Topographia Franconiae, 1648)The fortress of Lichtenau goes back to a medieval water castle. In 1406 Nuremberg purchased the village and the castle of Lichtenau from Frederick II of Heideck. Because of the location of Lichtenau as a tactical outpost of the Imperial City of Nuremberg
Imperial City of Nuremberg
within the territory of the margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach there was frequently tension and destruction as a result of warlike conflicts. During the First Margrave
Margrave
War in 1449 Albrecht Achilles invaded Lichtenau, devastated the land and captured the castle
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Rothenberg Fortress
Rothenberg Fortress
Fortress
(German: Festung Rothenberg) is a fortress on the eponymous hill, 588 m, near Schnaittach
Schnaittach
in the Franconian Jura.Contents1 Beginnings 2 Ganerbenburg 3 Fortress 4 Literature 5 External links 6 ReferencesBeginnings[edit] The first fortifications were probably built between 1300 and 1330 by Dietrich von Wildenstein. He sold it in 1360 to the emperor and Bohemian king, Charles IV, who had the fort upgraded into a border castle in order to protect his Bohemian allodial estate. Ganerbenburg[edit] In 1478, Count Palatine Otto II set the condition for Rothenberg Castle to become a joint-fief or Ganerbenburg
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Hohenstein Castle (Middle Franconia)
Hohenstein Castle (German: Burg Hohenstein) in Middle Franconia is a castle in Bavaria, Germany.Burg Hohenstein in Hersbrucker Schweiz.Contents1 The origin of the castle 2 Transition to the imperial city of Nuremberg 3 Decline 4 Gallery 5 ReferencesThe origin of the castle[edit] The origins of Hohenstein Castle probably go back to the 11th century. The first written mention is detectable only for year 1163, when a certain Sicolinus was used as a castle guard by Hohenstein. In the following centuries, there have been several changes in power relations: of the Sulzbacher counts they first came into the possession of the Hohenstaufen. Derived from the previously used name of this dynasty, the castle Hohenstein is now sometimes referred to as Hohenstaufen Castle
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Franconian Jura
The Franconian Jura
Franconian Jura
(German: Fränkische Alb,  German pronunciation (help·info), Fränkischer Jura, Frankenalb) is an upland in Bavaria, Germany. Located between two rivers, the Danube
Danube
in the south and the Main in the north, its peaks reach elevations of up to 600 metres (2,000 ft) and it has an area of some 7053.8 km2.[1] Large portions of the Franconian Jura
Franconian Jura
are part of the Altmühl Valley Nature Park. The scenic meanders and gorges formed by the Altmühl River draw tourists to visit the region. Geologically, the Franconian Jura
Franconian Jura
is the eastern continuation of the Swabian Jura. Both are part of the Jura Mountains
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Altmühl
The Altmühl
Altmühl
is a river in Bavaria, Germany. It is a left tributary of the river Danube
Danube
and is approximately 230 kilometres (140 mi) long.Contents1 Course 2 River 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksCourse[edit] It is a place well known for potato farming.[citation needed]Old Altmühl
Altmühl
at Essing, between Dietfurt
Dietfurt
and KelheimThe source of the Altmühl
Altmühl
is close to the town of Ansbach. From here the river runs southeastwards as a narrow brook to enter the Altmühlsee (de) (a lake) north of Gunzenhausen. After leaving Gunzenhausen
Gunzenhausen
the river describes a broad curve through the Franconian Jura
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Hohenzollern
The House of Hohenzollern
House of Hohenzollern
[ˈhoːənˌʦɔlɐn] is a dynasty of former princes, electors, kings and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania. The family arose in the area around the town of Hechingen
Hechingen
in Swabia
Swabia
during the 11th century and took their name from Hohenzollern Castle.[1] The first ancestor of the Hohenzollerns was mentioned in 1061. The Hohenzollern family split into two branches, the Catholic Swabian branch and the Protestant Franconian branch,[2] which later became the Brandenburg-Prussian branch. The Swabian branch ruled the principalities of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Hohenzollern-Hechingen
and Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen until 1849, and also ruled Romania
Romania
from 1866 to 1947
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Dexter And Sinister
Dexter and sinister
Dexter and sinister
are terms used in heraldry to refer to specific locations in an escutcheon bearing a coat of arms, and to the other elements of an achievement. "Dexter" (Latin for "right")[1] means to the right from the viewpoint of the bearer of the shield, i.e. the bearer's proper right, to the left from that of the viewer. "Sinister" (Latin for "left")[2] means to the left from the viewpoint of the bearer, the bearer's proper left, to the right from that of the viewer.Argent a bend sinister gules. The bend usually extends upward to the dexter corner of a shield, the bend sinister extends upward to the sinister corner and generally denotes bastardy.Significance[edit] The dexter side is considered the side of greater honour, for example when impaling two arms. Thus, by tradition, a husband's arms occupy the dexter half of his shield, his wife's paternal arms the sinister half
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German Confederation
The German Confederation
Confederation
(German: Deutscher Bund) was an association of 39 German states in Central Europe, created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to coordinate the economies of separate German-speaking countries and to replace the former Holy Roman Empire, which had been dissolved in 1806.[1] Most historians have judged the Confederation
Confederation
to have been weak and ineffective, as well as an obstacle to the creation of a German nation-state.[2] The Confederation
Confederation
collapsed due to the rivalry between the Kingdom of Prussia and the Austrian Empire, warfare in the several European revolutions of 1848, the 1848–1849 German revolution, and the inability of the multiple members to compromise. In 1848, revolutions by liberals and nationalists were a failed attempt to establish a unified German state with a progressive liberal constitution under the Frankfurt Convention
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Lower Franconia
Lower Franconia
Franconia
(German: Unterfranken) is one of seven districts of Bavaria, Germany. The districts of Lower, Middle and Upper Franconia make up the region of Franconia.Contents1 History 2 Coat of arms 3 Area and population 4 Main sights 5 Notable people from Lower Franconia 6 Institutes of higher education 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] After the founding of the Kingdom of Bavaria
Bavaria
the state was totally reorganised and, in 1808, divided into 15 administrative government regions (German: Regierungsbezirke (singular Regierungsbezirk)), in Bavaria
Bavaria
called Kreise (singular: Kreis). They were created in the fashion of the French departements, quite even in size and population, and named after their main rivers. In the following years, due to territorial changes (e. g. loss of Tyrol, addition of the Palatinate), the number of Kreise was reduced to 8
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Germany
Coordinates: 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom"Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b] "Song of Germany"Location of  Germany  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Location of
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Bayerisches Landesamt Für Statistik Und Datenverarbeitung
The statistical offices of the German states (German: Statistische Landesämter) carry out the task of collecting official statistics in Germany
Germany
together and in cooperation with the Federal Statistical Office. The implementation of statistics according to Article 83 of the constitution is executed at state level.[1] The federal government has, under Article 73 § 11 of the constitution, the exclusive legislation for the "statistics for federal purposes."[2] There are 14 statistical offices for the 16 states:State (Bundesland) Institution (Landesamt) Headquarters WebsiteBaden-Württemberg Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (de) Stuttgart http://sta
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County Of Hohenzollern
The House of Hohenzollern
House of Hohenzollern
[ˈhoːənˌʦɔlɐn] is a dynasty of former princes, electors, kings and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania. The family arose in the area around the town of Hechingen
Hechingen
in Swabia
Swabia
during the 11th century and took their name from Hohenzollern Castle.[1] The first ancestor of the Hohenzollerns was mentioned in 1061. The Hohenzollern family split into two branches, the Catholic Swabian branch and the Protestant Franconian branch,[2] which later became the Brandenburg-Prussian branch. The Swabian branch ruled the principalities of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Hohenzollern-Hechingen
and Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen until 1849, and also ruled Romania
Romania
from 1866 to 1947
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