November 29, 2022

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

About an hour of driving from Frankfurt am Major, Miltenberg in Bavaria is a delight to discover. The Miltenberg outdated city lies on the left lender of Principal amongst the Spessart and Odenwald ranges. Its dominating visual appeal is those people 50 percent-timbered homes courting from the 15th to 18th centuries. Just about at every single transform, you will see crazy fifty percent-timbered properties.

The aged town of Miltenberg in Bavaria has a single principal road, the Hauptstraße among the two metropolis gates, the Mainzer Tor and the Würzburger Tor. Most points of interest are along the Hauptstraße in the vicinity of Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter), Schnatterloch (Aged Market Square), and Engelplatz close to the town corridor. From both the aged sector square or Engelplatz behind the metropolis corridor, you can wander up to Miltenberg Castle. It took me a complete day to investigate the old 50 percent-timbered residences and charming squares, stroll up to the Miltenburg Castle and was so fascinated by its intimate ambiance, normal landscape, and culinary highlights.

Now adhere to me to examine the previous town of Miltenberg in Bavaria:

  • Wandering by Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter)
  • Intriguing the half-timbered houses in Schnatterloch (Outdated Industry Square and fountain)
  • Discover the Engelplatz in the vicinity of the Town Hall
  • Climbing up the Miltenberg Castle
  • Strolling along the River Promenade

Wandering via Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter)

I began my walking tour in the vicinity of the Mainzer Tor and walked towards the Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter), an space at the intersection of Mainzer Road and the Hauptstraße. Schwarzviertel is the oldest component of Miltenberg that has several stunning half-timbered houses alongside the narrow Hauptstraße. Because the hill casts its shadow in excess of the Schwarzviertel, the solar rarely reaches the ground in the winter months, for this reason, the name Black Quarter (Schwarzviertel).

Among the half-timbered homes in the Black Quarter, the Alte Bannhaus developed-in redbricks caught my eye. It made use of to be a custom constructing, and later from the 19th century to the starting of the 20th century, it was a municipal prison. Upcoming to it is the Brauhaus Faust brewery which creates Faust beer specialties. Its Eisbock has received the Globe Beer Cup two times. It is doable to get a tour within the brewery for the duration of the weekend.

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

Fascinating the fifty percent-timbered houses in Schnatterloch (Previous Market place Square and fountain)

Though the coronary heart of the metropolis is the old market place sq. with the market fountain, the highlight of this spot is the outstanding 50 percent-timbered houses with slanted flooring and tilting walls. 

Possibly you have read of the famous German Half-Timbered Residence Route, a street that inbound links in excess of 100 medieval cities dotted with 50 %-timbered residences. Even though they are all timber-body constructions,

the architectural type, these kinds of as shapes or colours, differs among the the locations. For instance, the fifty percent-timbered properties in Quedlinburg have colourful walls in between exposed beams. But most of the 50 percent-timbered properties in Miltenberg have dim red 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 buildings kind a magic ensemble, a single of the most photographed sights in Germany. 

The Museum Stadt Miltenberg (town museumHauptstraße 169 – 175) is yet another most important fifty percent-timbered residence setting up in the aged industry sq.. Compared to all 50 %-timbered residences, the museum constructing is not so beautiful, but it houses a wealthy assortment with several treasures, distinctive exhibitions, and functions take location regularly.  

Walkway to the riverside next to the St. Jakobus church

Check out the Engelplatz in close proximity to the City Corridor

From the outdated industry, alongside the Hauptstraße, more fifty percent-timbered homes line up coming to each other. The ground floors are retailers, eating places, bakeries and so forth. On my way to the Engelplatz, I handed the Previous Town Hall designed in purple limestone typical of the location, which is now out there for situations of all varieties. The markings on the outer facade continue to bear witness to earlier flood amounts.

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 renowned people today. The lodge has a cafe serving Franconia food items and beer from Brauhaus Faust in the Schwarzviertel. You can guide this hotel on the internet.

The Engelplatz acquired its title from the lodge “Zum Engel’, which is aspect of the city hall creating. The Vacationer Info office is within the town corridor. I obtained a town map and queried a handful of inquiries. The welcoming staff from the tourist office would answer any concerns about guided tours, lodging, activities, and tour guidelines with unique guidance. And tourist info is also available in English. There is also a general public toilet inside of the setting up.

Reverse the town corridor is the church Franziskaner Klosterkirche. The Franciscans, who had been in the metropolis given that 1630, originally lived in the medical center. Because of the 30 Years’ War, the church construction did not get started until finally 1660. And from 1667, the church was designed according to the ideas. The central portal donated by the Archbishop of Mainz, Johann Philipp von Schönborn, and the Baroque inside structure of the church is particularly value viewing.

Climbing up the Miltenberg Castle

Driving the city hall at the corner of the Burgweg stands the Evangelical church crafted in 1897, a monument well worth looking at owing to its architectural design and the preference of products. The colorful windows with depictions from the Bible are also worthy of traveling to.

The street Burweg is a quiet and straightforward walkway upcoming to the previous town wall. On the way, I noticed the Jewish Cemetery on the still left facet, which appears to be cluttered up coming to the wall. It took me only a number of minutes to achieve Miltenberg Castle.

The Miltenburg Castle was created around 1150 by purchase of the Hohenstaufen King Konrad III. The castle obtained its existing look in the 16th century. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the castle altered palms numerous situations. It also partially bought expanded and modernized the advanced.

In 1979, the metropolis of Miltenberg in Bavaria obtained the developing. Right after substantial building operate, the Mildenberg Castle is open up to the public all over again. Outdated icons (amongst the 17th to 19th hundreds of years from Russian and Greek) and modern day art have been presented in the Miltenberg Castle Museum.

Simply because the castle was partly under renovation, I gave up the strategy of exploring the within of the castle. Rather, I appreciated the wonderful check out around the Primary valley and the metropolis. It is the finest put to seize the two towers of St. Jakobus church, the bridge, the Major 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 Major River. The new route is an desirable route together the Primary. It is made up of two concentrations, an upper paved terrace with a check out of the Key and lessen open up room along the river connected by stairs and ramps.

The flood protection consists of a concrete wall up to 2.20 metres high with sandstone cladding on equally sides. This sort of measurement aims to control the flood that experienced ruined the old town several instances in history. At avenue degree, on the other hand, the wall only has a most peak of .9 metre. The homogeneous coloration outcome of the Miltenberg sandstone underlines the twisted form of the flood security wall.

I walked along the river aimlessly right until I noticed the strange pink sandstone fountain Staffelbrunserbrunnen (The Stair Piddlers’ Fountain) with a few peeing guys. Just after my exploration, I acquired that the Staffelbrunserbrunnen depicts the habits when defecating during a flood.

Vacation suggestions for Miltenberg in Bavaria

Where to continue to be

Some of the inns in Miltenberg in Bavaria have dining establishments and practical places, for case in point: 

  • Schmuckkästchen: a lodge with a wine home and is at the Outdated Industry Square (Schnatterloch)
  • Huge Inn: the outdated hotel I mentioned higher than and in the middle of the old city

How to get there

If you would like to go to close by villages these types of as Michelstadt (a tiny city with several internet sites and 50 %-timbered houses), I advocate renting a auto to permit you far more freedom and leisure. Coming from Frankfurt, the greatest route is to get Freeway A3 in the way of Wurzburg/Aschaffenburg and then adjust to B469 towards Miltenberg at the exit of Aschaffenburg-Stockstadt. The driving time is about a person hour. There are a good deal of paid out parking destinations alongside the Most important River.

The Miltenberg Educate Station is about one kilometre of going for walks length from the old town centre. If you take the a lot quicker intercity trains IC (Inter City) or ICE (Inter Metropolis Convey), you have to have to improve trains in Aschaffenburg. You can also acquire the regional trains (RE, Regional Express) or RB (Regional trains). Please verify connections on the DB Bahn. The trip is about 1 and a 50 percent hours.