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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BICYCLING WITH THE KIDS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

BICYCLING WITH THE KIDS

Ride your bike through the Mainaue Meadow near Hassfurt, right through a bird sanctuary. You can watch birds close up, which is great for kids too. The route is away from roads and traffic and offers easy cruising on a paved or finely graveled path.

Life Bike Trail “Mainaue bei Hassfurt”
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
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
A BAROQUE SCENE

FAVOURITE LOCATION

A BAROQUE SCENE

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.

The Hofgarten at the Residenz Castle
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
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
NOTICE FOR PARENTS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

NOTICE FOR PARENTS

In the town of Ochsenfurt, next to the town hall building in the old town, there are several wonderful wine taverns. And there is also a small pool full of water right there in the middle of the pedestrian zone. So why is this important? Any ideas? It means that, especially in the summer, you will have at least a couple of hours to yourself while the kids play in the water, time to enjoy a glass of wine.

Ochsenfurt
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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.

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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