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"I will be staying at the castle - where is the nearest swimming pool and can you walk there from the castle, if not is there a bus service?" (posted 02/04/2017)

Bin circa 7.3 km distance, you will find the market town of Burgsinn. There is a beautiful outdoor swimming pool. In Rieneck itself there is only the possibility of the Hotel Gut Dürnhof ask whether you are allowed to use their swimming pool. A bus service does not exist in this region unfortunately. The public transport network is very rare. In addition, in 2017 a bypass is built around Rieneck around. This leads to considerable limitations.
Answer provided by Maria Volkert on 02/05/2017
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    Rieneck Castle

    Rieneck Castle is a castle built by Ludwig I, Count of Loon and Rieneck, in the year 1151. The city of Rieneck is situated about 80 km east of Frankfurt. The castle now serves as a Scouting facility and is owned by the German Christian Guide and Scout Association, VCP. The castle's programme includes many interesting Scouting activities such as arts and crafts, pioneering and middelage trades and offers accommodation, Internet connection (see image to the right) and a campsite.

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Rieneck Overview

Rieneck is a town in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany.

Rieneck lies in the Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide) Region between the southern foothills of the Rhön (range) and the east side of the Spessart (range) on the lower reaches of the River Sinn, 12 km northeast of Lohr (Lohr vacation rentals | Lohr travel guide) am Main, and 39 km northwest of Würzburg.

Things to See in Rieneck

Rieneck lies at the foot of Rieneck Castle and is surrounded by a charming natural landscape with mixed broadleaf forests (Spessart oak)

The sweeping Sinn valley floodplain (Sinntalaue), which in the late 1990s was made a nature conservation area, offers rare animals, like the beaver, and protected plants, like the snake’s head, a home.

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More about the History of Rieneck

In 790, Rieneck had its first documentary mention. The town’s current name comes from its former lords, the Counts of Rieneck, who themselves had taken the name from a Middle Rhenish noble family that had died out. In the mid 12th century a castle was built on the banks of the Sinn. With this arose a settlement, which as of 7 June 1311 was described as an “oppidum” (town). Among the Counts’ descendants is found the family of Ministeriales Voit von Rieneck, which itself also later earned local importance. As the castle was being converted into a knightly castle in 1168, Count Ludwig of Rieneck acquired the County in the Spessart. The comital family, whose seat was at Lohr (Lohr vacation rentals | Lohr travel guide) am Main, died out with Count Philipp III on 3 September 1559. Rieneck ended up in 1673 in the hands of the Counts of Nostitz. The Amt of the County of Rieneck, which the Counts of Nostitz had sold in 1803 to the Counts of Colloredo Mansfeld, was in favour of the Principality of Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg vacation rentals | Aschaffenburg travel guide) mediatized in 1806 and passed with this state in 1814 (by this time it had become a department of the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt) to Bavaria. In the course of administrative reform in Bavaria, the current community came into being with the Gemeindeedikt (“Municipal Edict”) of 1818.

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Rieneck is a town in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany.

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