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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

"Where in Amorbach can I buy fresh rolls in the morning or get a nice breakfast with coffee?" (posted 09/02/2014)

in café Schloßmühle Bakery Confectionery R.Künzig, Amorbach, Schlossplatz 4 or bakery pastry Clemens Zipp, Amorbach, Marktplatz 8
Answer provided by Hans Kuhlmann on 09/03/2014
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The café Bilz in the Löhrstraße 22 can have breakfast very good. Fresh bread rolls can also buy there, just as in the Schloßmühle Schlossplatz 4 There are several shops where you can buy fresh bread. Greetings Anke merchant
Answer provided by Anke Kaufmann on 09/02/2014
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In Amorbach are the bakers "The bread maker". He has very good rolls, breads and cakes. He has a style and Cafe also serves breakfast. It is located near the railway station on the site where the Edeka and Lidl are.
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"Why should someone do a vacation in Amorbach? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Amorbach, which everyone visiting Amorbach should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Amorbach that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 07/02/2014)

In any case, the-Princely Church (Abbey Church, see WIKIPEDIA: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kloster_Amorbach - the Gotthard ruin (viewpoint with "Seven Tälerblick" - the chapel Amorsbrunn, from here, Irish monks in the 8th century supposedly Christianized the Odenwald - the Templar House, one of the oldest known and preserved timbered houses in Germany (1291-the foundational structure is supposed to be 100 years older)
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Amorbach is a small town near Miltenberg. Worth seeing is the abbey church with the organ and a small lake garden. Around Amorbach, there are many hiking opportunities, the Gotthard ruin, Swabia stone, etc. Amorbach is, like Miltenberg, very rural. In the city, there is otherwise not much to see. The abbey church is currently undergoing renovation. Greetings, Anke Kaufmann
Answer provided by Anke Kaufmann on 07/02/2014
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Amorbach has a historic old town and is located in Bavaria ,in the Franconian part of the Odenwald. It is also part of the tourist region of Mainland-Churfranken - where the Main River is at its most beautiful. Long walks in the woods of the Odenwald Forest and along the Main - such as the Romantic Amorbacher Forest Trail, Nibelungen Heights, Red Wine Hiking Trail, etc. Numerous designated bicycle routes in the Odenwald, along the Main. Interesting and not far away are: Miltenberg, Michelstadt, Wertheim, Mespelbrunn, Aschaffenburg, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, and Würzburg. Boat rides from Miltenberg to Wertheim and back. Tour of the Faust Brewery, since 1635 and ithe oldest guest house in Germany "Zum Riesen" in Miltenberg. Visit to the Franciscan monastery of Engelberg at Miltenberg. Villa Geisenhof lies exactly between Amorbach and Miltenberg, and it offers exclusive lodgings in premium apartments (www.villa-geisenhof.de).
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Amorbach Overview

Amorbach is a town in the Miltenberg (Miltenberg vacation rentals | Miltenberg travel guide) district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany, with some 4,100 inhabitants (as of December 2006).

Amorbach lies at the edge of the Bavarian Odenwald and in 2003 celebrated 750 years of existence.

Things to See in Amorbach

Abbey church and organ

The Benedictine abbey formerly owned by the Princely House at Leiningen with its noteworthy library and the princely abbey church with its world-famous Stumm organ draw thousands of visitors each year. In 1782, after eight years of work by organ-building brothers Johann Philipp Stumm (1705–1776) and Johann Heinrich Stumm (1715–1788), the organ was ready. In their work at Amorbach, the greatest and most important in the then already highly esteemed Stumm organ-building dynasty’s 200 years of plying this trade, this style and Klangideal (“sound-ideal”), a synthesis of Southern German and French organ building, could be thoroughly realized. The imposing work’s original sound-producing hardware went unchanged over more than two centuries. In the dying years of the 19th century and on into the early 20th, a number of further organ stops were added according to the preferences of the time.

Behind the organ’s impressive 16-field façade with its 124 sounding and up to seven-metre-tall organ pipes are found several ranks of pipes in their original configuration and piping on the slider chest, reconstructed in 1982. All 14 pedal ranks are freestanding behind it. Furthermore, also standing there, in three levels, is the swell box, added in 1982, along with its attendant works. It contains an assembly of ranks added after 1868, with one dedicated to the sound of French Romantic organ music. With its 5,116 pipes and 30 percussion devices shared across 66 stops, and played from four manuals and one pedalboard, the organ has an inexhaustible wealth of sound. Not only the soloistic qualities of each register but also the outstanding acoustics in the former abbey church make a performance on this organ an experience. Thus, the Amorbach Stumm organ is of world importance.

Museums

Unique, at least in Europe, is the Sammlung Berger mit Teekannenmuseum (“Berger Collection with teapot museum”). Besides impressive exhibits of modern art by Arman, Michael Buthe, Chagall, Christo, Keith Haring, Otto Reichart, Rebecca Horn, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Nam June Paik, Niki de Saint-Phalle, H. A. Schult, Daniel Spoerri, Ben Vautier, Dick Higgins and others, the museum also show Europe’s biggest teapot collection with 2,467 representative teapots from throughout the world and roughly 500 miniature teapots.

Tithe barn

The tithe barn in Amorbach, built in 1488, has for five hundred years had a central importance to the town. Originally built to store tithes in the form of produce for the Electors of Kurfürsten, it was – after extensive remodelling in the 1960s – run as a cinema. The Kulturkreis Zehntscheuer Amorbach e.V. (“Amorbach Tithe Barn Cultural Circle”), which outfitted the building in 1991 as a cabaret theatre, has taken upon itself, besides the programmes offered in this establishment, to maintain and renovate the building, which stands in the historical town centre. The preliminary high point of this process came when this club bought the tithe barn in 2001.

Over the past few years, bit by bit, the toilet facilities have been modernized and expanded, the slanted floor from the barn’s time as a cinema has been evened and the whole inside and outside plastering together with the paint has been renovated or renewed. Rounding out the whole are a sound and light facility and a kitchen that met with requirements. For the façade, traditional colours and techniques were used under professional guidance. Since the new furnishings were introduced, the interior has distinguished itself with its comfortable atmosphere and special flair. Two thousand five hundred hours of volunteer work and well over €120,000 were needed to achieve all this. Funding for this effort came from – among other things – donation drives, benefit concerts and the club’s financial reserves. The work is not yet fully done; there is still much to do.

Regular events

Amorbach Abbey Concerts in the former Benedictine Abbey church; Cabaret programme at the cabaret theatre Zehntscheuer Amorbach (“Amorbach Tithe Barn”). Daily at 12:00 and 15:00, the world-famous Stumm organ (1782) with its 5,116 pipes is played in a permanent, changing programme. Each year on Mother’s Day, the so-called Gangolfsritt (“Gangulphus’s Ride”), a procession of horses through the town, takes place.

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More about the History of Amorbach

The town began as a Benedictine Monastery, (Amorbach Monastery, or Kloster Amorbach), which bit by bit grew into a settlement until in 1253 it was raised to the status of a town. Over the years, the town lying in Hesse’s, Bavaria’s and Baden’s border area changed lordly hands several times. Between 1803 and 1806, it was a residence town of the Principality of Leiningen. Only in 1816 did it become definitively Bavarian. In 1965, Amorbach became an open-air resort (Luftkurort).

Amalgamations

The following centres have been amalgamated with the town:
1 April 1973: Boxbrunn
1 January 1975: Beuchen
1 January 1976: Neudorf
1 January 1976: Reichartshausen

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Amorbach is a town in the Miltenberg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany, with some 4,100 inhabitants (as of December 2006).

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