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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THE ULTIMATE IN FLAIR

FAVOURITE LOCATION

THE ULTIMATE IN FLAIR

Strolling through art galleries, exploring antique stores, and admiring art in a medieval atmosphere: That’s what you do in Sommerhausen. And let’s not even get started about the Christmas Market…

Sommerhausen
VILLAGE THEATER

FAVOURITE LOCATION

VILLAGE THEATER

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
SUMMER FUN AT THE BIG LAKE

FAVOURITE LOCATION

SUMMER FUN AT THE BIG LAKE

The Ellertshäuser Swimming Lake invites you to swim, windsurf, and rent a row or pedal boat. You can also climb and hike along the shoreline. This is a great place to visit with friends and family.

Ellertshäuser Swimming Lake
A TREASURE WORTH BEHOLDING

FAVOURITE LOCATION

A TREASURE WORTH BEHOLDING

You have to climb the mountain for a ways before you get your reward: The small but amazing Fürstengarten on the east side of the Fortress Marienberg. Elegant staircases, rose bushes, fountains… anything that makes the Baroque heart jump for joy.

Fürstengarten at the Fortress Marienberg
ART AND SPIRIT OF THE GOTHIC

FAVOURITE LOCATION

ART AND SPIRIT OF THE GOTHIC

Since 2006, the Johanniskapelle Museum in Gerolzhofen has precious and rare Franconian, Gothic-era items on display, such as sculptures and reliefs by Tilman Riemenschneider and Hans Schäufelin.

Johanniskapelle Museum, Gerolzhofen
NOTHING BUT LIES

FAVOURITE LOCATION

NOTHING BUT LIES

At the Kapellenberg Mountain in Eibelstadt, you can learn about the famous Lügensteine (lie stones) that appeared in town in 1725 while walking the Lügenstein Trail.

Lügensteinweg, Eibelstadt
VINEYARD HIGH

FAVOURITE LOCATION

VINEYARD HIGH

The highest vineyard in Franconia is located near the town of Handthal at the Western edge of the Steigerwald Forest. From here you get a great view across the Unterfranken plain. And, of course, there is great Franconian food available here as well.

Stollberg
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
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
A RELAXING STROLL

FAVOURITE LOCATION

A RELAXING STROLL

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through quaint wine towns with many half-timbered houses and crooked alleys. Peace and tranquility.

Sulzfeld
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
LEISURELY CANOE TOURS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

LEISURELY CANOE TOURS

A canoe tour through the Saale Valley between Hammelburg and Gemünden is perfect for the entire family. It’s a leisurely paddle past meadows and you may even get a glimpse of a fairy dancing, maybe.

Canoe Touring through the Saale Valley
NORTH SEA CLIMATE

FAVOURITE LOCATION

NORTH SEA CLIMATE

Bundles of blackthorn branches are integrated in-between the wooden beams of the Bad Kissingen salt graduation tower. The salt water runs through the tower and salt-rich water droplets evaporate into the air, creating a health-producing microclimate. The effects are similar to the climate at the North Sea. Amazing!

Graduation Tower Bad Kissingen
FOR STARGAZERS

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FOR STARGAZERS

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

Star Park Rhön
HISTORY FIRSTHAND

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HISTORY FIRSTHAND

In Geldersheim, just outside of Schweinfurt, is a historical church that is surrounded by a circle of small storage buildings. That kind of structural ensemble is common in the Mainfranken region but the storage huts in Geldersheim are particularly beautiful.

Geldersheim Gaden
FAIR FUN IN MARKTHEIDENFELD

FAVOURITE LOCATION

FAIR FUN IN MARKTHEIDENFELD

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.

Laurenzi Fair in Marktheidenfeld
THE LAND OF WIDE OPEN SPACES

FAVOURITE LOCATION

THE LAND OF WIDE OPEN SPACES

The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is not only home to many rare species of plants and animals. The diverse cultural landscapes are also a model for sustainable agriculture. This all adds up to great quality of life.

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Rhön
ENJOYING SUMMER TO THE FULLEST

FAVOURITE LOCATION

ENJOYING SUMMER TO THE FULLEST

Sunbathing, a patio on the lake, a nature playground with a mud pit! That is enough for a summer’s worth of fun. Every day.

Arnstein Natural Swimming Lake
TAKING A BREAK FROM SHOPPING

FAVOURITE LOCATION

TAKING A BREAK FROM SHOPPING

In the summer months, the Vierröhren Fountain Square is a great place to take a break at a street café and enjoy some ice cream while watching the water-spouting dolphins of the fountain and listening to street musicians.

The Vierröhren Fountain Square
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
ENGLISH PARKS IN MAINFRANKEN

FAVOURITE LOCATION

ENGLISH PARKS IN MAINFRANKEN

Right in the middle of the Mainfranken region there is an English castle park. Every now and then they offer special programs, such a birdsong identification walks. This is a great place for kids.

Werneck Castle Park
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 GREEN HEART OF THE CITY

FAVOURITE LOCATION

THE GREEN HEART OF THE CITY

There are many romantic nooks where you can picnic, exercise or simply relax. Hammocks under big shade trees are just as inviting as are any of the many benches and lounge chairs. A sight to see in the summer is the wild rose promenade and its more than 30 varieties of roses.

Luitpoldpark Bad Kissingen
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

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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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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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