A good deal of Germany’s history talks about the Romans, medieval life, and even warfare. So, when you find a town like Veitshöchheim that has a good deal of Jewish culture you take notice.
Veitshöchheim has the only synagogue of its kind in all of Lower Franconia. In addition to its early 18th century synagogue, it has a Jewish Culture Museum and a ritual bath called a mikwe. After restoration of the synagogue an extensive collection of Jewish writing and scrolls were found and the museum has a large collection of Jewish literature.
In addition to the Jewish Culture Museum, other sites in Veitshöchheim to see are the St. Vitus Church (an early 13th century design) and the Martinskapelle (St. Martin’s Chapel) — one on the oldest in all of the Würzburg District. If you look all about Veitshöchheim’s three villages you’ll find a couple more chapels, too.
There’s no way I can leave out the Schloss Veitshöchheim. Built in the 1680’s, it has a gorgeous English Rococo style garden.
When you’re ready to party, come do it Bavarian style in Veitshöchheim. Mardi Gras (or Fastnacht around these parts) is a super huge party in February. On the 1st Sunday in July is another celebration at the Bavarian National Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture. Then there’s the Wine Celebration, too.
I wouldn’t recommend diving into Veitshöchheim’s outdoor swimming pool after a few glasses of wine, though — grab an ice cold brew for that. The pool was recently renovated in the last couple years, so it’s a clean and modern facility.
Add that to the tennis courts, miniature golf, walking paths, and bicycling trails and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded vacation (or long-term stay) that’s great for the whole family.