Kronach is a town in Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, located in the Frankenwald area. It is the capital of the district Kronach.
Kronach is the birthtown of Lucas Cranach the Elder and Maximilian von Welsch, as well as Johann Kaspar Zeuss and Josef Stangl. The town is equipped with a nearly complete city-wall and Germany's biggest medieval fortress (Festung Rosenberg). The headquarters of German television and AV equipment manufacturer, Loewe, is located here. The rivers Haßlach, Kronach and Rodach unite in Kronach.
In 1634 during the Thirty Years' War the town was successfully defended against a German Swedish army with the help of the town women.  During the first world war this was the site of an Officers' Prisoner of War camp.