LICHTENFELS is a small city situated on the Upper Main River in the Oberfranken region of Bavaria. A very picturesque town with remnants of the medieval village that has existed since the 1100's, today Lichtenfels is a bustling modern city mixing the old and the new.
Basket making was the historic trade in the Upper Main Valley and today Lichtenfels is widely known as the Basket Capital of Germany. Each year in September the Korb (basket) Fest draws over 200,000 people. As in all German cities, Lichtenfels has a Burgermeister/Council form of government and is the core city for numerous small villages in the surrounding countryside. The people are extraordinarily friendly and wonderful hosts when Vandalians go to visit.