It’s hard to say exactly what my favorite view of Gemünden am Main really is. There’s something romantic about its cobblestone street and framework buildings all aglow with its decorative street lights and shops.
Then there’s something about the town from along the River Main when the fog rolls over the town and the mountainous background juts out high above the church towers and castle ruins.
Views aside, Gemünden is pretty awesome with lots of markets throughout the year for fabulous shopping. There’s the Spring Market in April, the May Market in May (yup!), the Autumn Market in October, the LUG Market in November, and the 2-day Christmas Market in early December.
For fun festivals there’s the Scherenburgfestspiel in July and August at the castle ruin’s inner courtyard. You don’t have to wait for the festival to see the ruins of Schloss Scherenburg, though.
But, it’s the Heimatfest (held in June or July) that’s a real winner. It’s a summertime version of Oktoberfest with rides and games for the kids and beer tents for the grown-ups.
If anything — Lower Franconia sure knows how to throw a party and not one would be complete without a beer tent or beer garden.
Because Gemünden is in the north of Franconia don’t go expecting views of the Alps (they’re in southern Bavaria); but, this Franconian countryside is still great nonetheless.
Maybe this is why people from all over come to go camping, walk the footpaths, bike the trails, and swim the waters? Doesn’t sound like a bad idea to me.
After working up the most hearty of appetites, Gemünden has a variety of restaurants to suit the most finicky of gourmands and any pocketbook. You can grab a slice of pizza at a pizzeria, a healthy salad at a local bistro, or some Franconian specialties at one of the local restaurants with real rustic ambiance.
Meet me at a local beer garden and tell me what your favorite view of Gemünden is. ;-)