No doubt I could easily spend the rest of my natural born days in Bavaria, always having something to enjoy — and the scenery ain’t all that bad to look at either. That feeling comes from visiting places like Wörth am Main in Lower Franconia.
Situated on the left bank of the Main River (hence its name), the town also lies quite conveniently between the Spessart and Odenwald, and within the Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald.
What does this tell you? Right, Wörth am Main is a town best enjoyed outside.
Wörth am Main — Top Areas Of Interest
Seriously, how else are you going to explore its cycling trails like the German Limes Cycle Route? And what about renting a canoe? You can easily use your own two feet to get around, taking you to look around the Altstadt (Old Town) with its medieval city walls and towers?
One indoor activity to do would be the Roman history exhibit at the Bürgerhaus, a building constructed centuries after the Romans left town. But it doesn’t seem right to leave out the Ship Building Museum (Shiffahrtsmuseum) that’s housed in the old Church of St. Wolfgang. It’s important because marine profession and shipbuilding has been going on here since the year 1513 and 1652, respectively.
Ready to go back outside? Yeah, me too.
From here it’s on to see the (late) 19th century Church of St. Nicholas, maybe the St. Martin Chapel. The latter might not appear that old (it’s not), but a house of worship has stood on this spot since the 6th century. Be sure to keep your camera ready, Wörth am Main also has a number of charming half-timbered houses.
As with many Bavarian towns, there seems to always be some sort of cultural event taking place, and Wörth am Main is no different. July hosts the annual Altstadtfest, and let’s not forget about the Wörther Kerb, the Corpus Christi Parade, the Maypole Celebrations, or something as simple (yet lovely) as community winter hikes.
With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder you’ll find a couple of Bed & Breakfast accommodations in town — so one more reason to stick around for a little while. Like maybe forever? ;-)