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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?

How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"Arriving in Miltenberg 8-21-14. If I rent a car at the Frankfurt airport, can I turn it in at a car rental in Miltenberg?" (posted 07/22/2014)

Car Rental Sixt is located at the airport in Frankfurt am Main. The rental car can be dropped off in Aschaffenburg.
Answer provided by Hans-Otto Reuter on 07/23/2014
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Miltenberg is a small town with 10,000 inhabitants. Unfortunately, it is not possible to rent a car in Frankfurt and this leave it in Miltenberg. Sincerely, Anke Kaufmann
Answer provided by Anke Kaufmann on 07/23/2014
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This will only be possible with the major car rental companies, such as AVIS. These are not represented in Miltenberg. It would be best to contact the car rental companies in the Frankfurt airport and ask whether you can drop a car off in Miltenberg.
Answer provided by Hans Kuhlmann on 07/23/2014
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"The best way from Frankfurt/Main Airport to Miltenberg /Main I would like to Vacation in your wonderful City" (posted 01/10/2016)

From the airport Frankfurt to Miltenberg there are approx. 1 hour by car. You can also go by train.
Answer provided by Anke Kaufmann on 01/12/2016
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By car take the A3 towards Würzburg, exit direction Miltenberg and then on the main road 469 to Miltenberg course a train but it takes a lot of time.
Answer provided by Hans-Otto Reuter on 01/11/2016
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from Frankfurt / Main Airport via motorway towards Würzburg until junction Stockstadt / Main (close to Aschaffenburg) then on B469 35km to Miltenberg.
Answer provided by Hans Kuhlmann on 01/11/2016
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

"What time is mass on Sunday, is there one this afternoon?" (posted 06/01/2014)

8:30 Eucharistic celebration - confirmed for 08/06/2014 abbey church, Miltenberg (4.7km) 10.00 Measuring celebration - confirmed for 06/08/2014 St. James the Elder, Miltenberg (4.9km)
Answer provided by Hans Kuhlmann on 06/03/2014
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Hello, Unfortunately the automatic translation went wrong. If it is a figure of speech, I have to fit. If you want to know something about the Miltenberger Michaelis-Mass, we have the following The fair is from August 29 to September 7, 2014 Info:.. WWww.michaelismesse.de Our apartment is still available beginning September 4. Mfg Burkhard Schmitt Hanna House
Answer provided by Burkhard Schmitt on 06/03/2014
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"OK I have just moved to Miltenberg. So for things to do in Winter a list of local social clubs, hobbies, sports to find locally. Plus I need to find a teacher who can give me an intensive German course. Thank you." (posted 10/24/2015)

Hello, In Miltenberg you can use the winter for lovely walks, jogging, mountain biking or go for a swim in the indoor pool. To learn German, you should contact the adult education center VHS in Miltenberg, Hauptstraße (Engelplatz 67) Tel.: 09371 404146 Have fun Anke Kaufmann
Answer provided by Anke Kaufmann on 10/25/2015
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

What are good places to go for shopping?

"I was recently in Miltenberg as part of a Viking cruise and I failed to purchase a souvenir guide of Miltenberg. Can you tell me where I can purchase one as this was one of my favorite stops on the tour. Thank you for your assistance Marie Flynn" (posted 05/30/2015)

Dear Ms. Flynn, brochures about Miltenberg they get in the tourism community Miltenberg, Hauptstraße 69, 63897 Miltenberg Sincerely Anke Kaufmann
Answer provided by Anke Kaufmann on 05/31/2015
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Although there are one or more guide Miltenberg, but Amazon currently unavailable. maybe here are some useful links: http://www.bayern-im-web.de/miltenberg-die-perle-des-mains/ www.bayern-im-web.de/miltenberg-die-perle-des-mains / http://www.bayern-im-web.de/unterfranken/ http://www.haus-spessartblick.de/ http://wikitravel.org/de/Miltenberg http://www.churfranken.de/ broschueren.html
Answer provided by Hans Kuhlmann on 05/31/2015
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Travel Insider Tips for Miltenberg

Miltenberg Overview:

Miltenberg is the seat of the like-named district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. It lies on the Main’s left bank on the left knee of the Mainviereck (main square) between the Spessart and Odenwald ranges. Since the Main riverbed in the Miltenberg area is relatively near the foot of the Odenwald, only a narrow strip of usable land is left, which in bygone centuries was time and again flooded by the Main. The Old Town, which stands on this land, sustained sometimes considerable damage in these floods. From about the beginning of the 20th century, after buying land from the neighboring community of Großheubach, Miltenberg has been spreading itself out over on the right bank.

Transportation in Miltenberg:

Miltenberg lies on the railway line from Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg vacation rentals | Aschaffenburg travel guide) to Wertheim (Wertheim vacation rentals | Wertheim travel guide) (Main Valley Railway). Moreover, the Madonnenlandbahn branches off here towards Seckach (Seckach vacation rentals | Seckach travel guide). There are hourly connections to Aschaffenburg by day. In 1977, Deutsche Bundesbahn shut the end-of-line station right near the town (Miltenberg Hauptbahnhof) and replaced it with a through station on the other side of the river.

Miltenberg is linked to the urban agglomerations in Hesse, where many inhabitants work. Until 2008, the town bypass, which had been discussed and planned for more than 25 years was being completed. The building-cost financing, a sum of €55,000,000, was afforded for the first time ever in Bavaria through the so-called public-private partnership model.

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Things to do in Miltenberg:

Boredom in Miltenberg? Impossible! There is always something to do here. Upon arrival it would be helpful to take a tour of the town. Then you will be able to get yourself orientated and enjoy the beautiful sites, including the cross-timbered houses, the market place, and the churches.

What is special about Miltenberg?

It is located between Oldenwald and Spessart, directly on the Main River. Miltenberg is very central. You can drive to Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) in 1 hour or Rothenburg, Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide) or Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide) in 90 minutes. It’s only about an hour drive to the dripstone caves in Eberbach. The open-air museum in Gottersdorf (about a ½ hour drive) shows visitors how the townspeople in Miltenberg used to live. Miltenberg has many cross-timbered houses. You can follow the paths of the Celts and the Romans as you walk along the red sandstone. Here in Miltenberg we make lots of wine. It’s beautiful to walk along the vineyards and then enjoy wine made by native winemakers while enjoying Franconian delicacies. The oldest inn in Germany, “den Riesen,” or, the Giant, is located right here in Miltenberg. Today, the inn is hosted by the Faust Brewery, where natives as well as visitors feel comfortable. Along the Main River there are numerous hiking trails and bike paths. There is so much to discover!

Things to See in Miltenberg:

Worth seeing are the Mildenburg (the local castle), the town museum, the historical Old Town, the Schnatterloch (historical marketplace), the Hotel Zum Riesen (one of Germany’s oldest inns, if not the oldest), the Old Town Hall, the Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide) Gate (Mainzer Tor), the Würzburg Gate (Würzburger Tor) and the historical places in the surrounding woods. Right near the Mainz Gate is the Laurentiuskapelle (“Saint Lawrence’s Chapel”) with its abutting graveyard from about the 14th century.

Miltenberg lies on the Fränkischer Rotwein Wanderweg (“Franconian Red Wine Hiking Trail”), which was established in 1990, and which runs from Großwallstadt am Main through Miltenberg to Bürgstadt.

A new concept was introduced with the Route der Industriekultur Rhein-Main (“Rhine-Main Industrial Culture Route”), along which industrial building works on the 160 km between Miltenberg and Bingen (Bingen vacation rentals | Bingen travel guide) are linked together into an adventure route about the Industrial Age in southern Germany. Already 700 buildings are scientifically catalogued, including Miltenberg’s old railway station.

You can walk or bike along the Main River. Closter Engelberg is also a popular day trip. You can hike there and then enjoy the homemade bread and freshly brewed beer!

Miltenberg is located on the Mainviereck and is an optimal starting point for bike rides in all cardinal points. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to ride your regular bike, racing bike, or trekking bike. There is something here for everyone. Spessart and Odenwald are nearby and offer an ideal area for bikers.

Bike paths along the Main, or over the hills in Spessart and Odewnald can be enjoyed on a racing or trekking bike.

For those that like to drink wine, it is possible to hike through the vineyards of Miltenberg and Grossheubach. There you can go to a so-called “ Häckerwirtschaft,” where winemakers sell local wine and typical home cooking.

Regular events:

  • On the first weekend in July, the Old Town Festival (Altstadtfest) is held.
  • In late July, the Mildenburger Theatertage (“Theatre Days”) take place.
  • Beginning on the last weekend in August and for ten days, the Michaelismesse, the biggest folk festival on the Bavarian Lower Main (Bayerischer Untermain), is held (despite the similarity in names, it is not Michaelmas, which falls on 29 September, a month later).

Day Trips:

It’s possible to take a ferry along the Main rive to Wertheim (Wertheim vacation rentals | Wertheim travel guide). Wertheim is a nice, small town.

There are also many other things to do. You can visit the Erberstadter dripstone cavers or take a drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Rothenburg ob der Tauber vacation rentals | Rothenburg ob der Tauber travel guide). Another suggestion would be to drive to Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg vacation rentals | Aschaffenburg travel guide) or to the Heidelberg Castle. It is also possible to visit the Würzburger Residenz.

Where can you buy fresh bread in the morning or enjoy breakfast?

There are numerous bakeries and shopping facilities. They sell fresh bread as well as local specialties. You can also eat breakfast at the bakery. Bundschuh bakery is one recommendation.

What are some local specialties that travels should be sure and try?

Typical Franconian food can be eaten at many nearby restaurants.

Where is a good butcher?

In Miltenberg there are four butchers that offer sausage and meat from our area.

Where can you eat lunch at a good price?

There are numerous places to each lunch, including:

  • Faust Braustuben and LBS Staffelbrunser
  • Maestro Schneider’s-Jagdhotel Rose
  • Gasthaus "zur Krone" in Großheubach ( 3 km)

What are some good restaurants to go to in the evenings?

  • Weingut Steuer
  • Gasthaus "Holzinger"
  • Gasthaus "zum Riesen"
  • Gasthaus " zum Adler" in Bürgstadt (3km)
  • Gasthaus "zur Krone" in Großheubach (3km)

Special insider tips for Miltenberg:

Don’t forget to try the wine!

More about the History of Miltenberg

Even as far back as prehistoric and early historical times, people knew about the strategic importance of the strait at the Main “knee” between the Odenwald and the Spessart, building mighty ringwalls on the Greinberg above Miltenberg and on the Bürgstadter Berg (mountains). About AD 155, the Romans laid down the almost dead straight “Forward Limes” on the Main. Near today’s Miltenberg, the Limes came up against the Main, which from here northwards formed the Roman Empire’s natural border with Germania. Remnants of two Roman castra can be found nearby, one between Miltenberg and Bürgstadt (Kastell Miltenberg-Ost) and the other between Miltenberg and Kleinheubach (Altstadtkastell).

Under the preotection of the castle of Mildenburg (built about 1200), the town of Miltenberg took hold. It had its first documentary mention in 1237. By about 1379, the two town towers, the Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide) Gate (Mainzer Tor) and the Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide) Gate (Würzburger Tor) framed in the west and east today’s Old Town, which grew narrow and long between the river and the steep slope. Already by the Middle Ages, Miltenberg bunter was highly sought-after, with things such as grindstones and columns being hewn in the surrounding woods. Even before 1319, the Spital St. Peter (hospital) was founded by Archbishop Peter of Aspelt.

Until 1803, Miltenberg belonged to Electoral Mainz. This is yet manifested in the town’s coat of arms, which bears the Wheel of Mainz as a charge. After the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss, Miltenberg passed to the Principality of Leiningen, with which it was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Baden in 1806. After having become part of the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1810, the town finally became part of Bavaria in 1816.

From Miltenberg come the so-called Heunensäulen, some special sandstone columns meant for use more than a thousand years ago when Mainz Cathedral was being built. The master builder, however, decided that they were unneeded and they never became part of the cathedral. One of them now stands in Mainz’s cathedral square, a gift to the city on the occasion of the cathedral’s thousandth anniversary in 1975. It bears an explanatory plaque.

Miltenberg has an historical Old Town featuring many timber-frame houses. In 1912 and 1955, Miltenberg acquired lands over on the Main’s right bank to expand the town.

The castle has been under the town’s ownership since 1979. In 1971, the outside was renovated, beginning a years-long renovation and restoration project. In the castle’s inner ward stands the der Teutonenstein, a 5 m-tall sandstone column whose inscription’s meaning is to this day a puzzle.

In 2006 the town gained national fame through Auxiliary Bishop Ulrich Boom’s 20-minute-long bellringing performance during a National Democratic Party of Germany rally, which disrupted the extreme rightwing party’s proceedings.

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Miltenberg is the seat of the like-named district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. It lies on the Main’s left bank on the left knee of the Mainviereck (main square) between the Spessart and Odenwald ranges. Since the Main riverbed in the Miltenberg area is relatively near the foot of the Odenwald, only a narrow strip of usable land is left, which in bygone centuries was time and again flooded by the Main. The Old Town, which stands on this land, sustained sometimes considerable damage in these floods. From about the beginning of the 20th century, after buying land from the neighboring community of Großheubach, Miltenberg has been spreading itself out over on the right bank.

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