Mitwitz is a market in the district of Kronach (government district of Upper Franconia) and seat of the administrative community Mitwitz. called the place as the "Gateway to the Franconian Forest," located on the route between the towns of Kronach and Coburg. Fertile loess soils, extensive mixed forest areas, a wide, rimmed by rivers and hills valley swamps and flood plains, and the proximity (distance approximately 5 km) to the former German-German border characterize the region around the market Mitwitz.