A quick guide to the 10 biggest cities in Bavaria after Munich
CASTLE ROCK: Inside the Kaiserburg at Nuremberg. The castle was built in phases over 400 years from the 12th century onwards.
IT'S BAROQUE, BUT NEEDS NO FIXING: The Würzburg Residenz.
A highlight inside is the Kaisersaal (Imperial Hall) topped with a fresco of Emperor Barbarossa.
AN IN-SPIRE-ING SKYLINE: St Peter’s Cathederal dominates the view over Regensburg. Its gothic interior contains dazzling stained-glass windows.
HISTORIC CENTRE: The Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) in Ingolstadt now houses the city's tourist information office. The Moritzkirche (Church of St Morris) is in the background. Pic: exfordy
DOWNTOWN DRAMA: The municipal theatre (Stadttheater) in Fürth.
It was designed by a couple of Viennese architects
in the Italian Renaissance and Baroque styles.
THE IVY LEAGUE: The Old University Library in Erlangen.
The uni has about 20,000 on-campus students. Pic: Akriesch
LONG WAIT: The Bayreuth Festspielhaus. Wagner's great-granddaughters, Eva Wagner-Pasquier and Katharina Wagner, direct the Bayreuth Festival there in their ancestor's name. It can take up to 10 years to secure tickets to the event.
BOATIN' SAFARI: A Bamburg gondalier propels a group of visitors through the city's "Little Venice" district. It's one of the most popular cities in Bavaria.
LOVELY: The Schloss Johannisburg in Aschaffenburg
was once the summer residence of archbishops from Mainz. Pic: viZZZual.com
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