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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

Bamberg

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

4 sailing dates May 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

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Bratislava

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

6 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

2021 JUST RELEASED! Includes HUGE savings of up to £400 per couple!

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Budapest

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

10 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple! Limited time only!

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Vienna

Amsterdam to Vienna

5 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna, Austria
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Bamberg

Amsterdam to Nuremberg

5 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nurnberg
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Berlin

Eastern Bloc with Magnificent Europe

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
25 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Belgrade

Grand Voyage of Europe

1 sailing date April 2021
26 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Amsterdam

Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise from Bucharest

6 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2021
22 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Paris

Paris Escape & Splendours of Europe from Paris

14 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Bamberg

Prague Highlights & Splendours of Europe

14 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Bamberg

Rhine & Danube Symphony

2 sailing dates June 2020 to July 2021
7 Nights From Passau , to Germany , Cologne
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Bamberg

Highlights Of The Rhine & Main from Amsterdam

21 sailing dates July 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nurnberg
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Passau

European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam

23 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Budapest, Hungary
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Rudesheim

European Gems - Amsterdam to Budapest

24 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

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Bamberg

European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam

23 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings of up to £2,000 per couple! Staterooms selling fast!

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Bamberg

Three Rivers Cruise - Amsterdam to Nuremberg

3 sailing dates May 2020 to May 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nurnberg

Includes HUGE savings of up to 20%!

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Miltenberg

Treasures of the Rhine - Nuremberg to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Nurnberg, Germany to , Amsterdam

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Rudesheim

Treasures of the Rhine - Amsterdam to Nuremberg

2 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nurnberg

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Nuremberg

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nurnberg
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Bratislava

Amsterdam To Bucharest

5 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £4449pp

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