May 20, 2024


Unforgettable trip

Miltenberg in Bavaria, a Charming Town along the German Half-Timbered House Route

Miltenberg in Bavaria, a Charming Town along the German Half-Timbered House Route

About an hour of driving from Frankfurt am Most important, Miltenberg in Bavaria is a delight to discover. The Miltenberg outdated city lies on the left lender of Principal concerning the Spessart and Odenwald ranges. Its dominating look is these fifty percent-timbered houses dating from the 15th to 18th centuries. Nearly at every transform, you will see crazy half-timbered households.

The previous town of Miltenberg in Bavaria has 1 main avenue, the Hauptstraße among the two town gates, the Mainzer Tor and the Würzburger Tor. Most sights are along the Hauptstraße close to Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter), Schnatterloch (Aged Sector Square), and Engelplatz in the vicinity of the city corridor. From both the previous market square or Engelplatz at the rear of the town corridor, you can walk up to Miltenberg Castle. It took me a full day to investigate the outdated half-timbered homes and charming squares, wander up to the Miltenburg Castle and was so fascinated by its intimate ambiance, organic landscape, and culinary highlights.

Now abide by me to take a look at the previous town of Miltenberg in Bavaria:

  • Wandering via Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter)
  • Interesting the 50 percent-timbered properties in Schnatterloch (Old Sector Square and fountain)
  • Take a look at the Engelplatz around the City Corridor
  • Climbing up the Miltenberg Castle
  • Strolling along the River Promenade

Wandering via Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter)

I started my going for walks tour around the Mainzer Tor and walked in the direction of the Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter), an area at the intersection of Mainzer Avenue and the Hauptstraße. Schwarzviertel is the oldest section of Miltenberg that has several wonderful 50 %-timbered residences together the slim Hauptstraße. Simply because the hill casts its shadow above the Schwarzviertel, the sunshine hardly reaches the ground in the winter season months, as a result, the identify Black Quarter (Schwarzviertel).

Between the fifty percent-timbered residences in the Black Quarter, the Alte Bannhaus crafted-in redbricks caught my eye. It made use of to be a customized building, and later on from the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, it was a municipal prison. Next to it is the Brauhaus Faust brewery which generates Faust beer specialties. Its Eisbock has received the Globe Beer Cup 2 times. It is feasible to consider a tour inside of the brewery throughout the weekend.

At the finish of Schwarzviertel is the St. Jakobus church, whose neoclassical towers from 1830 dominate the cityscape and can be noticed from the Miltenberg Castle hill.

Intriguing the 50 percent-timbered homes in Schnatterloch (Previous Current market Square and fountain)

Whilst the coronary heart of the city is the aged marketplace square with the market fountain, the spotlight of this spot is the magnificent fifty percent-timbered houses with slanted flooring and tilting walls. 

Possibly you have heard of the popular German 50 percent-Timbered House Route, a street that backlinks over 100 medieval cities dotted with fifty percent-timbered homes. Though they are all timber-frame constructions,

the architectural design and style, these types of as designs or colors, differs between the locations. For instance, the 50 percent-timbered buildings in Quedlinburg have colourful walls in between exposed beams. But most of the 50 percent-timbered structures in Miltenberg have dark purple or brown beams. 

Other exciting properties are the Schnatterloch tower, the Renaissance archway at the entrance to the castle, and the Renaissance fountain. All historic properties variety a magic ensemble, one particular of the most photographed sights in Germany. 

The Museum Stadt Miltenberg (town museumHauptstraße 169 – 175) is yet another key half-timbered house building in the old market sq.. In contrast to all fifty percent-timbered houses, the museum creating is not so attractive, but it properties a abundant selection with lots of treasures, special exhibitions, and events consider position frequently.  

Walkway to the riverside next to the St. Jakobus church

Check out the Engelplatz in the vicinity of the City Corridor

From the outdated marketplace, along the Hauptstraße, more 50 percent-timbered homes line up coming to each other. The ground flooring are shops, places to eat, bakeries and so forth. On my way to the Engelplatz, I handed the Outdated Town Hall developed in red limestone typical of the location, which is now accessible for occasions of all sorts. The markings on the outer facade nonetheless bear witness to earlier flood concentrations.

At the crossing of Hauptstraße and Riesengasse stands the Large Inn (Zum Riesen), which claims to be the oldest princely hostel (Fürstenherberge) in Germany and housed many well-known persons. The lodge has a restaurant serving Franconia meals and beer from Brauhaus Faust in the Schwarzviertel. You can guide this lodge online.

The Engelplatz received its title from the resort “Zum Engel’, which is part of the city corridor developing. The Vacationer Details office environment is inside the city hall. I received a metropolis map and queried a few inquiries. The welcoming employees from the vacationer office environment would respond to any concerns about guided excursions, accommodation, situations, and excursion suggestions with person tips. And vacationer information is also available in English. There is also a community bathroom inside of the setting up.

Reverse the city corridor is the church Franziskaner Klosterkirche. The Franciscans, who had been in the metropolis due to the fact 1630, at first lived in the healthcare facility. Simply because of the 30 Years’ War, the church building did not start until 1660. And from 1667, the church was developed in accordance to the plans. The central portal donated by the Archbishop of Mainz, Johann Philipp von Schönborn, and the Baroque interior style and design of the church is specifically truly worth viewing.

Climbing up the Miltenberg Castle

Guiding the town hall at the corner of the Burgweg stands the Evangelical church crafted in 1897, a monument worthy of viewing because of to its architectural fashion and the option of materials. The colorful windows with depictions from the Bible are also value browsing.

The avenue Burweg is a quiet and effortless walkway up coming to the outdated town wall. On the way, I observed the Jewish Cemetery on the remaining side, which appears to be cluttered subsequent to the wall. It took me only a couple of minutes to achieve Miltenberg Castle.

The Miltenburg Castle was designed all around 1150 by order of the Hohenstaufen King Konrad III. The castle obtained its present-day appearance in the 16th century. In the 19th and 20th generations, the castle transformed hands numerous situations. It also partially bought expanded and modernized the advanced.

In 1979, the metropolis of Miltenberg in Bavaria obtained the setting up. Immediately after extensive development work, the Mildenberg Castle is open up to the community all over again. Outdated icons (concerning the 17th to 19th centuries from Russian and Greek) and contemporary artwork have been presented in the Miltenberg Castle Museum.

Due to the fact the castle was partially less than renovation, I gave up the thought of discovering the inside of the castle. In its place, I relished the gorgeous check out more than the Major valley and the metropolis. It is the very best area to capture the two towers of St. Jakobus church, the bridge, the Primary River, and the outdated town!

Strolling along the River Promenade

From the castle, I walked back to the Schnatterloch and Schulstraße avenue to the promenade of the Key River. The new path is an beautiful route along the Main. It is made up of two levels, an upper paved terrace with a see of the Primary and reduced open up place together the river related by stairs and ramps.

The flood safety is composed of a concrete wall up to 2.20 metres higher with sandstone cladding on equally sides. These measurement aims to command the flood that had ruined the aged town numerous times in historical past. At road amount, even so, the wall only has a most top of .9 metre. The homogeneous coloration result of the Miltenberg sandstone underlines the twisted form of the flood defense wall.

I walked together the river aimlessly until finally I saw the weird pink sandstone fountain Staffelbrunserbrunnen (The Stair Piddlers’ Fountain) with three peeing guys. Following my exploration, I acquired that the Staffelbrunserbrunnen depicts the actions when defecating during a flood.

Travel guidelines for Miltenberg in Bavaria

The place to stay

Some of the motels in Miltenberg in Bavaria have places to eat and hassle-free spots, for instance: 

  • Schmuckkästchen: a hotel with a wine property and is at the Old Current market Sq. (Schnatterloch)
  • Big Inn: the outdated hotel I mentioned previously mentioned and in the middle of the previous city

How to get there

If you would like to go to nearby villages such as Michelstadt (a small city with many websites and 50 percent-timbered residences), I propose leasing a vehicle to enable you more liberty and leisure. Coming from Frankfurt, the very best route is to take Freeway A3 in the direction of Wurzburg/Aschaffenburg and then transform to B469 in the direction of Miltenberg at the exit of Aschaffenburg-Stockstadt. The driving time is about 1 hour. There are a great deal of paid parking areas alongside the Major River.

The Miltenberg Practice Station is about a person kilometre of walking distance from the previous town centre. If you just take the quicker intercity trains IC (Inter Town) or ICE (Inter City Convey), you need to alter trains in Aschaffenburg. You can also just take the regional trains (RE, Regional Categorical) or RB (Regional trains). Please test connections on the DB Bahn. The experience is about a single and a fifty percent hours.