Ansbach is a small but attractive town in the Middle Franconia region of Bavaria. Although nearby Nuremberg is much larger and economically powerful, Ansbach remains the administrative capital of the region.
It was once the capital of a free and independent principality within the Holy Roman Empire and what remains of this medieval prominence can be seen in the pedestrianised area of the old town, with the churches and towers making Ansbach a good destination for a day visit.
Some visitors also like to use it as a base for the area, as it has good connections to the Nuremberg region and across to the towns at the northern end of southern Germany's Romantic Road route.
The Ansbach information page covers some of the history of the town and the main sights:
Ansbach has a small but decent choice of hotels and apartments. More
details about what is available and how to get to the town can be seen on our travel page:
Ansbach Hotels & Travel
Images of Ansbach along with short descriptions are located on our photo gallery page: Ansbach Sights