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Miltenberg River Cruises

About Miltenberg 

Miltenberg sits by the River Main in Bavaria, 45 miles southeast of Frankfurt in southern Germany, located on a narrow strip of land between the river and the Odenwald mountain range. Indeed, this strategic location has been of massive importance for thousands of years, though it would be the Romans who would build the first lasting fortifications, the Limes. Of course, where there is strategy there is usually a castle and it was such a structure that the town itself grew up around, being founded around 1200. As the town developed, so did its reputation for popular pink sandstone and the legacy of this sought-after commodity can been seen as you explore Miltenberg’s beautiful Old Town. 

Exploring Miltenberg 

Miltenberg is a solid slab of German history packed with traditional cross-timbered houses, Franconian restaurants, bakeries and shops – as well as what is believed by many to be the oldest inn in Germany, Zum Riesen. Elaborate signs hang from the shop fronts, unique weathervanes decorate the rooftops, and the town’s streets are packed with historic statues and emblems. The town’s most prominent landmark however, has to be the aforementioned castle, which as well as being a fascinating place to explore offers an informative museum and some beautiful gardens, not to mention some incredible views, too. Other prominent landmarks include the twin towers of St Jakobus’ Church, built from distinctive pink stone which the town became so well-known for and the Mainz and Wurzburg gates, which mark the entrance to the Old Town. 

The Old Town is filled with charming timber-framed buildings, one of the most prominent being the Haus zum Riesen (The Giant) on the Haupstrasse. A remarkable grey gasthaus dating back to 1190, it still features old-fashioned rooms with beamed ceilings and is well known for serving traditional Bavarian food and drink – veal sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and locally brewed beer take pride of place on the menu, although the area also has a good reputation for wine. 

The picturesque centre is home to the town museum, the old town hall and the Schnatterloch (historic marketplace), which lights up at Christmas as only a German Christmas market can. Miltenburg is no slouch in summer either, with the Old Town Festival (Altstadtfest) being held on the first weekend of July and the newly renovated Mildenburg Castle being one of two venues hosting the annual Mildenburger Theatertage (Theatre Days), which usually takes place in the second half of July. 

Miltenberg tips 

Miltenburg is the perfect place to enjoy traditional Bavarian fare, with the historic architecture and authentic atmosphere to match, so it’s well worth taking time out to sit back and drink it all in.

Miltenberg Itineraries

Passau

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

8 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

31 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £2499pp
Rudesheim

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

6 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
AmaWaterways logo FROM £4819pp
Mainz

Antwerp to Vienna

1 sailing date April 2019
18 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to Austria , Vienna, Austria
CroisiEurope logo FROM £3479pp
Mainz

Strasbourg to Vienna

3 sailing dates April 2019 to May 2019
8 Nights From Strasbourg, to Austria , Vienna, Austria
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Bamberg

Vienna to Strasbourg

2 sailing dates October 2019
8 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to , Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1499pp
Amsterdam

Romance of the Rhine and Main

2 sailing dates August 2019 to September 2019
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Melk

Britain & Ireland In-Depth With Magnificent Europe

1 sailing date June 2019
34 Nights From London (Dover), United Kingdom to Hungary , Budapest
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Basel

Bavaria and the Alsace

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Nuremberg
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Basel

Bavaria and the Alsace

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Grand Cruise of the Rhine, Moselle and Main

2 sailing dates May 2019 to July 2019
14 Nights From Arnhem, Holland to , Amsterdam
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Miltenberg

Bavaria and the Alsace

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Switzerland , Basel
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Bamberg

Across Europe

3 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Bamberg

Bavaria and the Alsace

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Nuremberg
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Bamberg

Grand European Voyage Budapest to Basel

1 sailing date September 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Switzerland , Basel
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Cochem

Christmas and New Year on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2019
13 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Passau

Across Europe

1 sailing date October 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Passau

Voyage Across the Continent Tulcea to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates May 2019 to July 2019
23 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
Saga Group logo FROM £3749pp
Passau

Across Europe from Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bamberg

Grand European Voyage from Basel

1 sailing date September 2019
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Hungary , Budapest
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