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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

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3 sailing dates July 2021 to July 2022
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1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Trier
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Amsterdam

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1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

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Wertheim

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1 sailing date May 2021
8 Nights From Passau, Germany, to Germany , Trier
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Passau

Rhine, Main & Danube

4 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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1 sailing date May 2021
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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1 sailing date May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Koln

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7 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam

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Passau

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7 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
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2 sailing dates April 2021 to July 2021
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Koblenz

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6 sailing dates May 2021 to July 2022
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Hungary , Budapest

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Amsterdam

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1 sailing date September 2021
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Amsterdam

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1 sailing date August 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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2 sailing dates April 2021 to May 2021
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2 sailing dates April 2021 to May 2021
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1 sailing date May 2021
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1 sailing date October 2021
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2 sailing dates April 2021 to July 2021
23 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Miltenberg

Across Europe

2 sailing dates April 2021 to July 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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