"Since when is Frankfurt in Bavaria?" Frankfurt by Nemorino

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In the VirtualTourist database there are four places in Germany that are called Frankfurt. One is a large city in Land Hessen called Frankfurt am Main, which is best known for its huge and very noisy airport.

Frankfurt am Main is where I live and it is also the home of one of the world’s busiest and most exciting opera houses.

The second-largest place called Frankfurt is a city in Land Brandenburg on the Oder River, on the border between Germany and Poland. The other two are tiny villages in Bavaria and Sachsen-Anhalt.

In the old days of VirtualTourist all four of these used to come up at once when you did a search for “Frankfurt”. Since VT had no maps in those days it was difficult for some people to decide which was which.

So it happened that between 2003 and 2008 twenty-three VirtualTourist members mistakenly posted pages under Frankfurt (Bavaria), when what they really meant was the city in Hessen with the big airport.

Update: In April 2014, someone from the VT staff moved all the misplaced pages from the tiny village of Frankfurt (Bavaria) to the city of Frankfurt am Main (Hessen).

So now the first twenty-one "newest" Frankfurt am Main pages are simply old ones that used to be in the wrong place.

Many thanks to whoever it was who got this straightened out!

So the page you are looking at right now is the twenty-fourth VirtualTourist page to be listed under Frankfurt (Bavaria), but I am the first VT member who has actually been there. The other twenty-three merely picked the wrong Frankfurt out of the list.

This Frankfurt is one of eleven villages that have been combined, for administrative purposes, into the municipality of Markt Taschendorf or rather “Markt Markt Taschendorf”, with the word Markt appearing twice. That’s why the sign in the photo reads “Frankfurt” in large letters and then “Markt Markt Taschendorf” in smaller letters. And below that in even smaller letters it says “Kreis Neustadt a.d. Aisch-Bad Windsheim”, for those who want to know which county it is in. (Click on the photo to enlarge.)

The eleven villages of the municipality of Markt Taschendorf together had 1031 inhabitants at last count. The most recent figure I have seen for Frankfurt was 147. That figure is from the 1980s, but I don’t think it has changed much since then.

Nearby towns in the Steiger Forest:

Markt Taschendorf, 3 km northeast of Frankfurt

Scheinfeld, 5 km southwest of Frankfurt

Markt Bibart, 9 km southwest of Frankfurt

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  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Nice to learn about the different Frankfurt's. I think I would prefer this one in Bavaria. The quiet countryside is very appealing.

  • Chinggis_n_Borte's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    It looks peaceful there. We are at the very early stages of planning our upcoming Germany and Poland trip, and we have to decide on which places in Germany we will visit. It is a tough choice which to go to and which to leave perhaps for another time, but since we will have limited time off from work, we need to make some difficult choices ....It is good that the wrongly placed tips got shifted to Frankfurt-am-Main.

  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Nice Bavarian countryside!

    • Nemorino's Profile Photo
      Sep 23, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      Oleg, thanks for your visit to my page on this out-of-the-way Bavarian village.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Nice page Don! I didn't know there were two Frankfurt's in Germany!

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    A great explanation...Thanks Don

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    Frankfurt - in Bavaria - looks like a lovely town. You know, I have one of those Gnomes pushing a wheelbarrow in my garden. I love it. Hans is not so fond of him. hehe!

    • Nemorino's Profile Photo
      May 20, 2013 at 4:04 AM

      Thanks for your ratings and nice comment on my Frankfurt (Bavaria) page. Do lots of people in Canada have gnomes in their gardens?

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      May 20, 2013 at 4:17 AM

      Actually quite a few do, especially the single gnomes.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Hi Don, Looks a nice town, I agree with the age limit on cigarette sales.

    • Nemorino's Profile Photo
      May 20, 2013 at 4:20 AM

      Thanks for your visit to my Frankfurt (Bavaria) page.

  • alancollins's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2012 at 5:18 AM

    The only Frankfurt I have passed through so far is the one with the large airport. It was the first time I had seen staff cycling around an airport due to its size.

    • Nemorino's Profile Photo
      Nov 20, 2012 at 8:37 AM

      Hi Alan, thanks for having a look at my page about the other Frankfurt, the one in the back woods of Bavaria.

  • alancollins's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2012 at 5:18 AM

    The only Frankfurt I have passed through so far is the one with the large airport. It was the first time I had seen staff cycling around an airport due to its size.

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    I really like small towns like this Don! It's so much easier to learn about the people and the customs of a country through their small towns! Thanks.


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