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 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
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
ON TOP OF THE WORLD

FAVOURITE LOCATION

ON TOP OF THE WORLD

The sightseeing tower at the Zabelstein Mountain is 19 meters high. It is the highest point in the area and when the weather is good, you can see for 80 km.

Zabelstein Tower
CARRIBEAN FEELING

FAVOURITE LOCATION

CARRIBEAN FEELING

… in the middle of town, near the Löwenbrücke Bridge. Get a cocktail and a lounge chair and just stay put for the rest of the summer. You can also play beach volleyball and take salsa dance classes.

City Beach Würzburg
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
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
SEVEN WONDERFUL SUMMER NIGHTS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

SEVEN WONDERFUL SUMMER NIGHTS

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
PLAYFUL OASIS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

PLAYFUL OASIS

There is a small and beautiful space of tranquility in the middle of town: The Lusamgärtchen. It is a small courtyard of a few square meters that has trees and ivy. If you desire some peace and quiet before, during or after a shopping trip, stop by here and be still.

Lusamgärtchen
FOR WOODSMEN

FAVOURITE LOCATION

FOR WOODSMEN

The Gramschatzer Wald is a picture-perfect forest. It suits itself for a wonderfully relaxing walk. Or you can take advantage of the possibility to learn how to make herbal salves, forge knives or how to rock climb.

Gramschatzer Wald
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
MAIN RIVER VALLEY EXPLORATION BY BOAT

FAVOURITE LOCATION

MAIN RIVER VALLEY EXPLORATION BY BOAT

Warm summer days are best spent in a row boat, canoe or motorboat.

Paddling & Boating
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
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
THE TOWN’S LIVING ROOM

FAVOURITE LOCATION

THE TOWN’S LIVING ROOM

Zeil am Main has one of the most beautiful market squares of any small town. It is a great place for many markets and festivals. Enjoy the shopping.

Zeil am Main Market Square
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
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT

FAVOURITE LOCATION

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT

The Museum Georg Schäfer is housed in an impressive building that is both imposing and airy at the same time. The spectacular architecture adds to the atmosphere of the prize-winning collection of outstanding paintings. On exhibit is the most significant, private, 19th century collection of art from the German-speaking realm.

Museum Georg Schäfer
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
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

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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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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