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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

Paris

Christmas Markets Prague - Paris

1 sailing date November 2023
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Prague

Jewels of Europe - Prague - Paris

14 sailing dates April 2023 to August 2024
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Nuremberg

Jewels of Europe with Prague - Prague - Amsterdam

18 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2023
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Prague

Jewels of Europe - Paris - Prague

17 sailing dates May 2023 to October 2024
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Vienna

Jewels of Europe - Paris to Budapest

21 sailing dates May 2023 to October 2024
17 Nights From Paris, to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

Amsterdam & Splendours of Europe

3 sailing dates April 2023 to August 2023
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam & Splendours of Europe

2 sailing dates July 2023 to August 2023
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Melk

Amsterdam to Prague & Splendours of Europe

1 sailing date July 2023
19 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Budapest

Christmas Markets of Europe-Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date November 2024
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Regensburg

Christmas Markets of Europe -Budapest to Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2023
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Würzburg

Prague with Christmas Markets of Europe

1 sailing date November 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Bratislava

Prague with Christmas Markets of Europe

1 sailing date December 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Prague
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Miltenberg

Christmas Markets - Budapest to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates November 2023 to November 2024
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Koln

Jewels of Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

45 sailing dates April 2023 to November 2024
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Melk

Christmas Wonderland - Paris to Budapest

1 sailing date December 2022
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Budapest

European Gems - Prague to Amsterdam

1 sailing date November 2022
18 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Prague

Festive Christmas Markets - Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date November 2022
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Berlin
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Prague

Magnificent Europe with Prague

1 sailing date November 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Prague
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Koblenz

Magnificent Europe with Paris

1 sailing date November 2022
17 Nights From Paris, to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

Magnificent Europe - Prague to Paris

2 sailing dates December 2022 to May 2023
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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