Lichtenfels is a small peaceful town between Bamberg and Coburg with about 20.000 inhabitants. It is the basket making capital of Germany with college to teach the subject.

It is also a railway junction on the line from Bamberg to Bayreuth so it is easy to get to by rail.


Its two main tourist attractions apart from the town itself are the baroque Vierzehnheiligen (14 angels) church and the Kloster Banz monastery which sit on the skyline on either side of the valley of the River Main which flows through the town.