Schwabach is near Nuremberg, in the center of the region of Franconia in the North of Bavaria. It is famous for its craft of Gold, especially gold foil.
Schwabach has more than 500 years history of producing Gold and export it around the world. Examples are towers of Orthodox churches in Ukraine, palaces dome in the Emirates. The town is very proud of its gold leaf.
Permanent exhibition of the gold leaf history is housed at the main restaurant Gasthof Goldener Stern. The restaurant is also a museum, every corner is filled with antique stuff. Very atmospheric and the food was good. Waitress in traditional clothing, old weigh, cook, saw, porcelain salt container, nameless.
After lunch we had a pleasant walk a bit away from the town centre, a tranquil path along a stream, silent and almost people free. Green plants and blue sky, dotted with houses scarcely. Very nice!