Lichtenfels is a town in the Upper Franconian region of Bavaria, Germany, the administrative seat of Lichtenfels district. It is chiefly known as the German "Basket City".
It is situated on the upper course of the river Main , about 15 kilometres southeast of Coburg, and 30 kilometres northeast of Bamberg. The hilly landscape is called Gottesgarten am Obermain , referring to the Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and Banz Abbey.
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