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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

Rudesheim

Christmas Wonderland

2 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4599pp
Rudesheim

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
AmaWaterways logo FROM £5539pp
Bamberg

Medieval Germany from Mainz

10 sailing dates August 2020 to September 2021
7 Nights From Mainz, Germany to Nuremberg
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1749pp
Bamberg

Nuremberg to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3149pp
Passau

Vienna to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5219pp
Budapest

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

5 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
Riviera Travel logo FROM £2559pp
Amsterdam

Three Rivers Cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam

1 sailing date September 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam
Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £1739pp
Koln

Across Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

1 sailing date August 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £3059pp
Melk

Trans-european Cruise, Contrast Of Cultures

2 sailing dates April 2021 to May 2021
12 Nights From Strasbourg, to Hungary , Budapest
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Nuremberg

Strasbourg to Vienne

2 sailing dates April 2021 to May 2021
8 Nights From Strasbourg, to France , Vienne
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Budapest

Trans-European Cruise, Contrast Of Cultures

1 sailing date May 2021
13 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Würzburg

Vienna to Strasbourg

3 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
8 Nights From Vienne, France to , Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1289pp
Andernach

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

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

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

APT Cruising logo FROM £2799pp
Vienna

Amsterdam to Vienna

5 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5219pp
Nuremberg

Amsterdam to Nuremberg

5 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nuremberg
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2789pp
Bamberg

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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Bratislava

Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise from Bucharest

5 sailing dates September 2020 to September 2021
22 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £5819pp
Passau

Paris Escape & Splendours of Europe from Paris

10 sailing dates October 2020 to October 2021
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £4249pp
Prague

Prague Highlights & Splendours of Europe

9 sailing dates September 2020 to September 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £4229pp

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