Today’s Bavaria, the richest land in modern Germany, consists of the historical
lands of Franconia and Swabia. East Prussia no longer exists, but the memory of it is still
alive among its former residents, who were displaced or left intentionally after World War II.
In the chapter I will show similarities and differences in the geography and the historical and
cultural relationships over the centuries. In the second part of the chapter I will focus on the
heritage of the Prussian lands, as presented by the Center of East Prussia Culture in Ellingen,
housed in the former palace of the German Order (a.k.a. the Teutonic Knights) in the central
part of Bavaria. The studies conducted during my six-week-long scientific internship at
Ellingen have enriched my personal observations and allowed me to write the chapter.