Miltenberg District Is A Middle Kingdom Of Viticulture

The Miltenberg District occupies the heart of the Franconian wine trail, southeast of Frankfurt am Main between the Oldenwald and Spessart mountains. Its vine-covered hillsides draw vitality from the waters of the Main River and the pleasant Bavarian sun.

Miltenberg District Map

Map of the Miltenberg District

Towns & Villages in the Miltenberg District

The hilly district capital, Miltenberg, is known for its fertile vineyards and delicious wines. Also, its postcard-perfect marketplace has been described “par excellence” as a replica of the German Middle Ages. Come here in the fall for Culture Week, a seven-day celebration of art, religion, magic, poetry, dance and folk music.

The terraced hills of Klingenberg am Main produce grapes for some of Bavaria‘s finest red wines. Try to be around for the annual lantern illumination of the vineyards in summer, the long-standing Vintagers Festival each August, or wine samplings in the fall.

Wine growing is the essence of small towns throughout the district, including Erlenbach am Main, Wörth am Main, and Obernburg, which is built upon the ruins of 14th-century Roman fortifications. Tiny Laudenbach features an 18th-century castle, too.

Eager for some sightseeing that doesn’t include wine? Visit Amorbach for its abundance of Baroque architecture and winding cobblestone streets. Or see Stadtprozelten, with its 16th-century town hall and narrow Main Street lined by delightful half-timbered houses.

 

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