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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ART AND CULTURE ON THREE LEVELS

FAVOURITE LOCATION

ART AND CULTURE ON THREE LEVELS

The former women’s monastery now houses art and culture on three floors. Exhibits, concerts, lectures, markets and much more are offered on a regular basis.

Wechterswinkel Monastery
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 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
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
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
HISTORY FIRSTHAND

FAVOURITE LOCATION

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
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
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
HIGH ABOVE TOWN

FAVOURITE LOCATION

HIGH ABOVE TOWN

Enjoy a warm summer night under the stars. Look out over the sprawling city. Bring a picnic dinner or just be.

Neutorwiese Park
DINNER IN THE CASTLE

FAVOURITE LOCATION

DINNER IN THE CASTLE

The Saaleck Castle was never a home to knights or royalty. Nevertheless, there are endless stories of emperors, kings and noble princesses. You can sense what it was like in the past and let your eyes take in the far views. The food and wine are superb.

Saaleck Castle
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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

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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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
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
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
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
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.

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
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.

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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