September 22, 2023


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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 Key, Miltenberg in Bavaria is a delight to take a look at. The Miltenberg previous town lies on the left lender of Most important involving the Spessart and Odenwald ranges. Its dominating visual appeal is those people 50 percent-timbered houses courting from the 15th to 18th hundreds of years. Just about at every turn, you will see mad fifty percent-timbered residences.

The outdated city of Miltenberg in Bavaria has 1 main street, the Hauptstraße involving the two town gates, the Mainzer Tor and the Würzburger Tor. Most attractions are alongside the Hauptstraße around Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter), Schnatterloch (Outdated Marketplace Square), and Engelplatz near the town hall. From either the previous industry square or Engelplatz at the rear of the metropolis corridor, you can wander up to Miltenberg Castle. It took me a total day to take a look at the outdated 50 %-timbered homes and charming squares, walk up to the Miltenburg Castle and was so fascinated by its passionate ambiance, natural landscape, and culinary highlights.

Now abide by me to investigate the outdated town of Miltenberg in Bavaria:

  • Wandering by way of Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter)
  • Intriguing the 50 %-timbered houses in Schnatterloch (Outdated Market Square and fountain)
  • Examine the Engelplatz in close proximity to the City Corridor
  • Climbing up the Miltenberg Castle
  • Strolling alongside the River Promenade

Wandering via Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter)

I started off my strolling tour close to the Mainzer Tor and walked towards the Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter), an place at the intersection of Mainzer Street and the Hauptstraße. Schwarzviertel is the oldest element of Miltenberg that has numerous beautiful 50 %-timbered houses together the slim Hauptstraße. Because the hill casts its shadow about the Schwarzviertel, the sunshine hardly reaches the ground in the winter months, therefore, the name Black Quarter (Schwarzviertel).

Amongst the half-timbered houses in the Black Quarter, the Alte Bannhaus crafted-in redbricks caught my eye. It made use of to be a customized developing, and later on from the 19th century to the commencing of the 20th century, it was a municipal jail. Following to it is the Brauhaus Faust brewery which provides Faust beer specialties. Its Eisbock has gained the Environment Beer Cup 2 times. It is feasible to take a tour inside the brewery all through the weekend.

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

Fascinating the 50 percent-timbered properties in Schnatterloch (Previous Market Sq. and fountain)

Whilst the heart of the town is the outdated marketplace sq. with the market fountain, the highlight of this place is the outstanding fifty percent-timbered houses with slanted floors and tilting walls. 

Maybe you have listened to of the famed German 50 %-Timbered Residence Route, a highway that hyperlinks over 100 medieval cities dotted with 50 %-timbered properties. Whilst they are all timber-frame constructions,

the architectural type, this kind of as shapes or colors, differs amid the locations. For instance, the half-timbered buildings in Quedlinburg have vibrant partitions in between exposed beams. But most of the fifty percent-timbered properties in Miltenberg have dim crimson or brown beams. 

Other intriguing properties are the Schnatterloch tower, the Renaissance archway at the entrance to the castle, and the Renaissance fountain. All historic properties form a magic ensemble, 1 of the most photographed views in Germany. 

The Museum Stadt Miltenberg (town museumHauptstraße 169 – 175) is yet another main 50 percent-timbered property constructing in the previous market sq.. In comparison to all 50 percent-timbered houses, the museum setting up is not so attractive, but it residences a prosperous selection with quite a few treasures, particular exhibitions, and activities just take position regularly.  

Walkway to the riverside next to the St. Jakobus church

Investigate the Engelplatz close to the Town Corridor

From the previous sector, together the Hauptstraße, much more 50 %-timbered properties line following to each individual other. The floor flooring are shops, dining places, bakeries and so on. On my way to the Engelplatz, I handed the Aged City Hall created in purple limestone typical of the region, which is now obtainable for functions of all forms. The markings on the outer facade nevertheless bear witness to before flood levels.

At the crossing of Hauptstraße and Riesengasse stands the Giant Inn (Zum Riesen), which claims to be the oldest princely hostel (Fürstenherberge) in Germany and housed several famed persons. The resort has a cafe serving Franconia food items and beer from Brauhaus Faust in the Schwarzviertel. You can e book this resort on the net.

The Engelplatz obtained its name from the hotel “Zum Engel’, which is component of the city hall developing. The Tourist Info workplace is within the city corridor. I bought a metropolis map and queried a couple issues. The helpful team from the vacationer business office would answer any concerns about guided tours, accommodation, occasions, and tour strategies with specific suggestions. And tourist details is also obtainable in English. There is also a public rest room inside of the making.

Reverse the town hall is the church Franziskaner Klosterkirche. The Franciscans, who experienced been in the city given that 1630, in the beginning lived in the healthcare facility. Mainly because of the 30 Years’ War, the church building did not begin until finally 1660. And from 1667, the church was constructed in accordance to the plans. The central portal donated by the Archbishop of Mainz, Johann Philipp von Schönborn, and the Baroque inside structure of the church is significantly well worth viewing.

Climbing up the Miltenberg Castle

Powering the city hall at the corner of the Burgweg stands the Evangelical church built in 1897, a monument really worth viewing because of to its architectural type and the alternative of products. The vibrant home windows with depictions from the Bible are also truly worth viewing.

The road Burweg is a quiet and simple walkway future to the outdated town wall. On the way, I saw the Jewish Cemetery on the still left facet, which appears to be cluttered following to the wall. It took me only a number of minutes to attain Miltenberg Castle.

The Miltenburg Castle was developed around 1150 by order of the Hohenstaufen King Konrad III. The castle received its latest visual appeal in the 16th century. In the 19th and 20th hundreds of years, the castle changed palms quite a few times. It also partially received expanded and modernized the sophisticated.

In 1979, the city of Miltenberg in Bavaria obtained the creating. Right after extensive building work, the Mildenberg Castle is open to the general public again. Previous icons (in between the 17th to 19th hundreds of years from Russian and Greek) and contemporary art have been presented in the Miltenberg Castle Museum.

Mainly because the castle was partially less than renovation, I gave up the idea of discovering the inside of of the castle. As a substitute, I liked the stunning perspective around the Principal valley and the city. It is the ideal position to capture the two towers of St. Jakobus church, the bridge, the Principal River, and the previous town!

Strolling together the River Promenade

From the castle, I walked back to the Schnatterloch and Schulstraße street to the promenade of the Principal River. The new path is an eye-catching route alongside the Major. It consists of two concentrations, an higher paved terrace with a view of the Principal and decrease open up place along the river connected by stairs and ramps.

The flood protection is composed of a concrete wall up to 2.20 metres substantial with sandstone cladding on both equally sides. These kinds of measurement aims to control the flood that had harmed the old town various moments in history. At street level, even so, the wall only has a most top of .9 metre. The homogeneous coloration impact of the Miltenberg sandstone underlines the twisted condition of the flood safety wall.

I walked alongside the river aimlessly until I noticed the bizarre pink sandstone fountain Staffelbrunserbrunnen (The Stair Piddlers’ Fountain) with a few peeing guys. Following my study, I discovered that the Staffelbrunserbrunnen depicts the conduct when defecating in the course of a flood.

Vacation suggestions for Miltenberg in Bavaria

Where by to remain

Some of the resorts in Miltenberg in Bavaria have eating places and handy places, for case in point: 

  • Schmuckkästchen: a resort with a wine residence and is at the Previous Sector Square (Schnatterloch)
  • Big Inn: the outdated lodge I mentioned previously mentioned and in the middle of the aged town

How to get there

If you would like to go to nearby villages such as Michelstadt (a small city with quite a few web pages and 50 percent-timbered residences), I suggest renting a automobile to let you far more freedom and leisure. Coming from Frankfurt, the finest route is to consider Freeway A3 in the route of Wurzburg/Aschaffenburg and then alter to B469 to Miltenberg at the exit of Aschaffenburg-Stockstadt. The driving time is about 1 hour. There are a lot of compensated parking destinations along the Main River.

The Miltenberg Prepare Station is about one particular kilometre of walking length from the outdated town centre. If you choose the speedier intercity trains IC (Inter Town) or ICE (Inter Town Express), you will need to transform trains in Aschaffenburg. You can also take the regional trains (RE, Regional Categorical) or RB (Regional trains). Be sure to look at connections on the DB Bahn. The trip is about just one and a 50 percent hours.