Ansbach, the capitol of the region of Middle Franconia and former residence of the Margraves of Brandenburg- Ansbach, can look back at more than 1250 years of interesting and changing history. The city, which today has more than 40,000 inhabitants, is located on the history-filled Castle Road and borders the forested Frankenhöhe Nature Reserve. With its wealth of historical sights and treasures, Ansbach has a special status among the cities of Franconia. Impressive historical buildings such as the court chancellery, the churches of St. John and St. Gumbertus, the Residence with its 27 state rooms and the splendid Orangery in the court garden reveal the glorious past of this former royal residence.
Today, modern educational institutions such as the Ansbach Technical College, medium-sized companies in the plastics, food and electrical industries, various government offices and an attractive shopping area in the city center mark the former garrison town. Ansbach presents its guests with a wide offering of art, culture and events such as the Rococo Festival, the Bach Festival or the Kaspar Hauser Theater Festival.
There are many conference facilities and opportunities for active leisure time activities and the city is easy to reach, as it is located near a highway and has a central train station.