About an hour of driving from Frankfurt am Major, the fairly city Miltenberg in Bavaria is a delight to examine. The Miltenberg previous town lies on the still left lender of Main between the Spessart and Odenwald ranges. Its dominating overall look is individuals 50 percent-timbered homes courting from the 15th to 18th hundreds of years. Just about at every single change, you will see crazy fifty percent-timbered houses.
The quite town of Miltenberg in Bavaria has 1 most important street, the Hauptstraße involving the two metropolis gates, the Mainzer Tor and the Würzburger Tor. Most points of interest are together the Hauptstraße in the vicinity of Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter), Schnatterloch (Aged Marketplace Square), and Engelplatz in close proximity to the city corridor. From either the previous market square or Engelplatz guiding the metropolis corridor, you can stroll up to Miltenberg Castle. It took me a complete working day to take a look at the outdated fifty percent-timbered houses and charming squares, stroll up to the Miltenburg Castle and was so fascinated by its romantic ambiance, normal landscape, and culinary highlights.
Now observe me to take a look at the quite city of Miltenberg in Bavaria:
- Wandering via Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter)
- Fascinating the 50 %-timbered houses in Schnatterloch (Old Industry Sq. and fountain)
- Discover the Engelplatz close to the City Hall
- Climbing up the Miltenberg Castle
- Strolling along the River Promenade
Wandering by way of Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter)
I started out my going for walks tour near the Mainzer Tor and walked towards the Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter), an location at the intersection of Mainzer Road and the Hauptstraße. Schwarzviertel is the oldest portion of Miltenberg that has lots of gorgeous fifty percent-timbered houses together the narrow Hauptstraße. Simply because the hill casts its shadow around the Schwarzviertel, the solar rarely reaches the ground in the winter season months, as a result, the identify Black Quarter (Schwarzviertel).
Amid the half-timbered homes in the Black Quarter, the Alte Bannhaus created-in redbricks caught my eye. It applied to be a custom made creating, and later on from the 19th century to the starting of the 20th century, it was a municipal prison. Following to it is the Brauhaus Faust brewery which produces Faust beer specialties. Its Eisbock has gained the Globe Beer Cup twice. It is doable to just take a tour inside of the brewery all through the weekend.
At the end of Schwarzviertel is the St. Jakobus church, whose neoclassical towers from 1830 dominate the cityscape and can be noticed from the Miltenberg Castle hill.
Interesting the 50 %-timbered houses in Schnatterloch (Aged Current market Sq. and fountain)
Though the coronary heart of the city is the old market square with the industry fountain, the spotlight of this place is the magnificent 50 percent-timbered residences with slanted floors and tilting partitions.
Most likely you have read of the famed German 50 percent-Timbered Home Route, a highway that links in excess of 100 medieval cities dotted with 50 %-timbered houses. Though they are all timber-body constructions,
the architectural design and style, this kind of as designs or colors, differs amongst the locations. For instance, the fifty percent-timbered buildings in Quedlinburg have vibrant walls involving uncovered beams. But most of the 50 percent-timbered properties in Miltenberg have dim red or brown beams.
Other fascinating structures 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 (metropolis museum, Hauptstraße 169 – 175) is yet another key half-timbered house making in the previous current market square. Compared to all half-timbered properties, the museum building is not so interesting, but it properties a abundant selection with several treasures, particular exhibitions, and activities acquire put routinely.
Investigate the Engelplatz near the Town Hall
From the outdated market place, along the Hauptstraße, a lot more 50 %-timbered residences line subsequent to each other. The ground floors are retailers, places to eat, bakeries and so on. On my way to the Engelplatz, I handed the Aged Town Corridor built in pink limestone standard of the region, which is now out there for occasions of all sorts. The markings on the outer facade still bear witness to earlier flood stages.
At the crossing of Hauptstraße and Riesengasse stands the Large Inn (Zum Riesen), which promises to be the oldest princely hostel (Fürstenherberge) in Germany and housed numerous well known men and women. The resort has a cafe serving Franconia food and beer from Brauhaus Faust in the Schwarzviertel. You can book this resort online.
The Engelplatz bought its name from the hotel “Zum Engel’, which is component of the city corridor setting up. The Vacationer Data office environment is within the town corridor. I received a city map and queried a couple issues. The pleasant staff from the tourist place of work would reply any questions about guided tours, accommodation, gatherings, and tour suggestions with person guidance. And vacationer information and facts is also available in English. There is also a general public rest room within the creating.
Opposite the town corridor is the church Franziskaner Klosterkirche. The Franciscans, who experienced been in the metropolis considering the fact that 1630, in the beginning lived in the clinic. Because of the 30 Years’ War, the church building did not start out till 1660. And from 1667, the church was designed according 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 particularly worthy of viewing.
Climbing up the Miltenberg Castle
At the rear of the town hall at the corner of the Burgweg stands the Evangelical church built in 1897, a monument worthy of looking at because of to its architectural model and the selection of components. The vibrant home windows with depictions from the Bible are also worthy of visiting.
The road Burweg is a tranquil and uncomplicated walkway future to the previous city wall. On the way, I saw the Jewish Cemetery on the still left side, which seems to be cluttered next to the wall. It took me only a several minutes to access Miltenberg Castle.
The Miltenburg Castle was designed about 1150 by purchase of the Hohenstaufen King Konrad III. The castle got its present visual appeal in the 16th century. In the 19th and 20th generations, the castle altered hands numerous periods. It also partially acquired expanded and modernized the complicated.
In 1979, the really town Miltenberg in Bavaria acquired the constructing. Following extensive building function, the Mildenberg Castle is open up to the public yet again. Outdated icons (involving the 17th to 19th generations from Russian and Greek) and modern artwork have been introduced in the Miltenberg Castle Museum.
Since the castle was partly under renovation, I gave up the strategy of exploring the inside of the castle. Rather, I liked the wonderful look at over the Key valley and the metropolis. It is the best position to capture the two towers of St. Jakobus church, the bridge, the Primary River, and the aged city!
Strolling alongside the River Promenade
From the castle, I walked back to the Schnatterloch and Schulstraße road to the promenade of the Key River. The new path is an eye-catching route alongside the Most important. It is composed of two degrees, an upper paved terrace with a perspective of the Principal and decreased open up place along the river linked by stairs and ramps.
The flood defense consists of a concrete wall up to 2.20 metres high with sandstone cladding on equally sides. Such measurement aims to command the flood that had broken the aged town quite a few situations in heritage. At street stage, on the other hand, the wall only has a optimum peak of .9 metre. The homogeneous color impact of the Miltenberg sandstone underlines the twisted form of the flood safety wall.
I walked alongside the river aimlessly right until I observed the weird pink sandstone fountain Staffelbrunserbrunnen (The Stair Piddlers’ Fountain) with a few peeing men. Following my analysis, I acquired that the Staffelbrunserbrunnen depicts the behavior when defecating throughout a flood.
Journey ideas for the pretty city Miltenberg in Bavaria
Wherever to keep
Some of the resorts in Miltenberg in Bavaria have dining establishments and effortless spots, for example:
- Schmuckkästchen: a lodge with a wine home and is at the Previous Current market Sq. (Schnatterloch)
- Huge Inn: the outdated lodge I talked about previously mentioned and in the middle of the outdated town
How to get there
If you would like to go to close by villages these as Michelstadt (a small town with numerous web sites and 50 percent-timbered houses), I advise leasing a car or truck to make it possible for you extra liberty and leisure. Coming from Frankfurt, the best route is to choose Freeway A3 in the direction of Wurzburg/Aschaffenburg and then modify to B469 towards Miltenberg at the exit of Aschaffenburg-Stockstadt. The driving time is about a single hour. There are loads of paid parking spots together the Principal River.
The Miltenberg Educate Station is about 1 kilometre of going for walks distance from the old town centre. If you acquire the a lot quicker intercity trains IC (Inter Metropolis) or ICE (Inter Metropolis Convey), you require to transform trains in Aschaffenburg. You can also acquire the regional trains (RE, Regional Specific) or RB (Regional trains). You should check connections on the DB Bahn. The ride is about one particular and a fifty percent hrs.