Mainfranken – made for you and me 

The Mainfranken Regiopolitan Area, where work is good and living is easy. A region in the middle of Germany, covering seven counties and the two independent cities of Würzburg and Schweinfurt. One million people live here, in the midst of beautiful natural landscapes and small town urban flair.

More than 85,000 employers are based in the region: Start-ups, global players, hidden champions and numerous internationally active family businesses.

Learn more about career opportunities and what makes living in Mainfranken so special.

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Mainfranken is simply awesome

A great work environment and a relaxing lifesyle – a dynamic location with an outstanding enjoyment factor.

Living in Mainfranken

Whether it’s biking along the banks of the Main, hiking on the panoramic trails of the Hochrhön, singing along at a concert, or enjoying a glass of franconian wine at one of the legendary wine festivals. Work-Life balance guaranteed.

Mainfranken offers a mix of leisure activities that make you feel good and enjoy life to its fullest.

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Working in
Mainfranken

There is no unemployment in Mainfranken. Consequently, there is a shortage of qualified workers, managers and those who aspire to become just that. The need is especially great in the technical sector, but shortages are also present in healthcare and trades. There are many opportunities at exciting companies that are currently looking for talent.
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HIKING WITH A REWARD

FAVOURITE LOCATION

HIKING WITH A REWARD

You have to climb 928 m to get to the top of the Kreuzberg Mountain. Your reward is delicious monastery beer, a fantastic view of the mountains of the Rhön region and great conditions for hiking and skiing.

The Kreuzberg Mountain
CHAMBERMUSIC AT THE CASTLE

FAVOURITE LOCATION

CHAMBERMUSIC AT THE CASTLE

In the Grand Hall of the Homburg Castle you can enjoy the sounds of times gone by: Concerts played on meticulously restored instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries. During breaks, enjoy a glass of wine and the marvelous view across the Main River Valley.

Clavier am Main
HIKING AMONGST BIRDS AND FLOWERS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

HIKING AMONGST BIRDS AND FLOWERS

The 8.3 km hiking trail takes you through vineyards, past old quarries, old trees and magnificent vistas. Simply beautiful!

Abtwind Dream Trail
HERBS, CABBAGE AND ROOTS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

HERBS, CABBAGE AND ROOTS

Explore the vegetable-growing techniques of times gone by at the giant teaching garden in Gochsheim.

Gochsheim Teaching Garden
MAJESTIC BEAUTY

FAVOURITE LOCATION

MAJESTIC BEAUTY

When the Baroque-era “Kranen” was commissioned at the banks of the Main River in Würzburg in 1773, locals described it as “a work unparalleled in its beauty, sturdiness, size and majesty. A great sight like nothing else along the Main or Rhine rivers.”

Alter Kranen, Würzburg
WORRY-FREE SWIMMING

FAVOURITE LOCATION

WORRY-FREE SWIMMING

The last, official testing classified the water quality as excellent. So feel free to let your kids play to their hearts desire.

Swimming Lake Sulzfeld
CULTURE ON THE WATER

FAVOURITE LOCATION

CULTURE ON THE WATER

The Hafensommer Festival features up-and-coming as well as established artists from the worlds of music, dance and theater. And it all happens literally on the Main River, on a stage that is docked at the Old Harbor. Different and very cool.

Hafensommer Festival Würzburg
TAKING IN LIFE ON THE BRIDGE

FAVOURITE LOCATION

TAKING IN LIFE ON THE BRIDGE

Indisputably the most popular place in town. One, two rays of sunshine and just like that the entire bridge is filled with life: People enjoying a glass of wine or each other. Awesome.

Old Main River Bridge
SUMMER NEAR THE WATER

FAVOURITE LOCATION

SUMMER NEAR THE WATER

In the summer, the Main River Promenade is a great place to enjoy a drink next to the city beach. Or you can rent a BBQ boat with your friends and explore the Main River that way. Simply a dream! BTW, this is also a destination of many tourist cruise ships that allow their passengers time to explore the city.

Gutermann-Promenade
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

FAVOURITE LOCATION

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

The Schweinfurt Animal Park does not charge entry fees and aside from the animals, there are QR codes posted all over inviting kids to download exercises that challenge them to figure things out, draw or take pictures. And, of course, there is also a petting zoo.

Wildpark an den Eichen
SUMMER THEATER

FAVOURITE LOCATION

SUMMER THEATER

In the summer, the courtyard of the Brattenstein Fortress is the venue for the Franken Festival Röttingen. There is also a program for kids.

Röttingen, Burg Brattenstein
FOR ROMANTICS AND LOVERS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

FOR ROMANTICS AND LOVERS

There is no electricity in this fairytale castle. At night, you sit in your room by candlelight. When the proprietor leaves for the evening, you are free to help yourself at the bar. Just write down what you had. And when you walk along the trail in front of the castle in the morning, you are in for a surprise.

Holzberghof Hunting Lodge
FOR ROSEBUSH LOVERS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

FOR ROSEBUSH LOVERS

Königsberg and its picturesque half-timbered houses is a jewel. At the castle mountain, 100 cultivators of exquisite roses from all over Germany showcase their creations every year during the month of June.

Rose Fair
MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD

FAVOURITE LOCATION

MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD

Jazz matinees, music at night and Dixie evenings at the Hallburg Fortress along the Main River Loop all summer long. The location is a dream. A must-do.

Hallburg Music Summer
HIKING IN THE VINEYARD

FAVOURITE LOCATION

HIKING IN THE VINEYARD

The trail Kobelweg Rimpar offers much to see, hear and feel in the way of ecology and nature. The experience is designed like a squirrels nest, a “Kobel” in German, hence the name.

Kobelweg Rimpar
UNDERSTANDING NATURE

FAVOURITE LOCATION

UNDERSTANDING NATURE

The best place to get educated about nature and the environment is in Oberelsbach. The amazing educational institution in the middle of the biosphere reserve surprises with its visionary architecture, really close to nature.

Environmental Education Center Oberelsbach
HOW ABOUT A SHORT RIVER CRUISE?

FAVOURITE LOCATION

HOW ABOUT A SHORT RIVER CRUISE?

If you like boating, then we suggest to explore the Franconian Wine Country by boat. It doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. They even offer brunch tours. How about a cruise for your next birthday?

Main River Cruises
THE MOTHER OF ALL FESTIVALS IN LOHR

FAVOURITE LOCATION

THE MOTHER OF ALL FESTIVALS IN LOHR

The end of July spells festival time in Lohr: An early drink for you and a circus performance for the kids, a variety of shows in the evenings and so much more. Just come by and join the festivities.

Spessart Festival Week in Lohr
IDYLLIC MAIN RIVER LOOP

FAVOURITE LOCATION

IDYLLIC MAIN RIVER LOOP

Along the Main River Loop, between the towns of Schweinfurt and Würzburg, there is the picturesque wine town of Wipfeld that affords fabulous views across the Main River Valley. Plus you can get a look at the historical “Wengert” vineyard that has been unchanged since 1723.

Wipfeld
FROM WARHOL TO DALI

FAVOURITE LOCATION

FROM WARHOL TO DALI

An art gallery with spectacular permanent as well as rotating exhibits is housed in a converted swimming pool building. Among others, the famous Gunter Sachs Art Collection is at home here.

Kunsthalle Schweinfurt
ADVENTUROUS OUTDOOR THEATER

FAVOURITE LOCATION

ADVENTUROUS OUTDOOR THEATER

Outdoor theater performances of the dramatic, new adventures of the Knight Florian Geyer during the Peasant’s Uprising mesmerize visitors every year.

Florian-Geyer Festival Giebelstadt
FOR STARGAZERS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

FOR STARGAZERS

Stargazing walks are a great way to see constellations and to learn everything about their myths. Very romantic.

Star Park Rhön
THE HAFENLOHR VALLEY

FAVOURITE LOCATION

THE HAFENLOHR VALLEY

Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Spessart Forest. It is so special, locals have been fighting for 40 years to preserve it as is. Today, a new kind of land steward is calling the valley home: water buffaloes.

Water Buffaloes in the Hafenlohr Valley
TWO HOURS FOR CONTEMPLATION

FAVOURITE LOCATION

TWO HOURS FOR CONTEMPLATION

A combination of spirituality, art and nature. A meditative hike along this loop trail will inevitably lead you to more inner peace. Each one of the ten art stations has a bench and you are invited to sit and let the place do its work. Plan on two hours for the trip.

St. Francis Trail

Favorite Places

Places that are full of life as well as magical locations where you can just take in the sweeping views.

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SEVEN WONDERFUL SUMMER NIGHTS

FAVOURITE MOMENT

SEVEN WONDERFUL SUMMER NIGHTS

July-August
During the summer, there are concerts at the Bad Neustadt Market Square on seven Thursday evenings. As the director of the city’s cultural department sums it up: “It is our intention to thoroughly entertain our visitors with music of the highest acumen.” Don’t wait.

Bad Neustadt Market Square Summer
A BAROQUE SCENE

FAVOURITE MOMENT

A BAROQUE SCENE

June / July
The Hofgarten surrounding the Residenz Castle is the location of a beautiful, annual wine fest from the end of June to early July. It is simply picturesque! We recommend riding your bicycle to the festival.
MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD

FAVOURITE MOMENT

MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD

summer
Jazz matinees, music at night and Dixie evenings at the Hallburg Fortress along the Main River Loop all summer long. The location is a dream. A must-do.

Hallburg Music Summer
FOR ROSEBUSH LOVERS

FAVOURITE MOMENT

FOR ROSEBUSH LOVERS

June
Königsberg and its picturesque half-timbered houses is a jewel. At the castle mountain, 100 cultivators of exquisite roses from all over Germany showcase their creations every year during the month of June.

Rose Fair
FAIR FUN IN MARKTHEIDENFELD

FAVOURITE MOMENT

FAIR FUN IN MARKTHEIDENFELD

at the beginning of August
The Laurenzi Fair at the beginning of August is always worth a visit; it’s a spectacle that has everything: A rollercoaster, fireworks, a wine village and a beer garden. Anything your heart desires.

ADVENTUROUS OUTDOOR THEATER

FAVOURITE MOMENT

ADVENTUROUS OUTDOOR THEATER

July
Outdoor theater performances of the dramatic, new adventures of the Knight Florian Geyer during the Peasant’s Uprising mesmerize visitors every year.

Florian-Geyer-Festspiele Giebelstadt
CULTURE ON THE WATER

FAVOURITE MOMENT

CULTURE ON THE WATER

July – August
The Hafensommer Festival features up-and-coming as well as established artists from the worlds of music, dance and theater. And it all happens literally on the Main River, on a stage that is docked at the Old Harbor. Different and very cool.

Hafensommer Festival
CHAMBERMUSIC AT THE CASTLE

FAVOURITE MOMENT

CHAMBERMUSIC AT THE CASTLE

once each month
In the Grand Hall of the Homburg Castle you can enjoy the sounds of times gone by: Concerts played on meticulously restored instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries. During breaks, enjoy a glass of wine and the marvelous view across the Main River Valley.

Clavier am Main
THE MOTHER OF ALL FESTIVALS IN LOHR

FAVOURITE MOMENT

THE MOTHER OF ALL FESTIVALS IN LOHR

End of July
The end of July spells festival time in Lohr: An early drink for you and a circus performance for the kids, a variety of shows in the evenings and so much more. Just come by and join the festivities.

Spessart Festival Week in Lohr
VILLAGE THEATER

FAVOURITE MOMENT

VILLAGE THEATER

June – August
Every five years, the entire village of Sömmersdorf gets together and performs a passion play. 500 of the town’s 618 inhabitants are involved in the endeavor! Nowadays, there are also smaller performances in the in-between years.

Sömmersdorf Passion Play

Things You should not miss

Mainfranken has so much to offer! From big events that draw crowds to small happenings that are fun and unique to this area. A common denominator for all is the beautiful surroundings.

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