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Schweinfurt, which has approx. 55,000 inhabitants (2008), located in the region of Lower Franconia in the state of Bavaria in Germany .The city’s history began in the 700-number, and in the 1200s were built a wall with gates and towers around the city. Parts of this wall is preserved.
Schweinfurt has been affected by war damage several times throughout history – during the last 2 World War II. Yet the city has many historic attractions to show off. Among these is the old town hall in Gothic style (erected 1570-72) is one of the most famous. Mention must also be more beautiful churches – includingSt. Johannes Kirche (1554-1562) and the Heilig Geist Kirche (1806).
The city has also many interesting museums – including Museum Georg Schäfer, who specializes in the 1800-century art from German speaking countries.
In the center of Schweinfurt, there is a large, pedestrian shopping area – Markthalle – which is very popular among both visitors and residents.
Nearest international airport is Nuremberg airport, which lies 120 km southeast of Schweinfurt.