Now I can add Miltenberg Germany to this list! I recently saw this picture of Miltenberg and it is one of the reasons I keep coming back to Bavaria and Germany!
Located on the banks of the Main River in the German state of Bavaria, Miltenberg is at a minimum one of the most beautiful locations in the area!
This medieval town was first mentioned in 1237 but it was around 155 AD that the Roman’s built a fortress and limes in the area. In fact, it is these Roman Limes and the Main River that formed the Roman Empire’s border with Germania.
Miltenberg still has many timbered buildings which help keep the feeling of medieval times. Wander the old town center and medieval marketplace or discover the lovely St. Lawrence chapel and cemetery dating back to the 14th century. Or visit the castle Mildenberg which has helped protect the village since 1230.
The hotel Zum Riesen, in Miltenberg’s Old Town, has laid claim to being one of Germany’s oldest Inns if not the oldest. It seems that way back in 1314 Ludwig from Bavaria stayed here not long after his coronation! Now I’m not sure if this is the oldest inn in Germany but it sure has been around a long time and seen its share of history including witch trials which took place in the square out front of the inn.
Miltenberg is in the middle of a wine producing region in Germany. There a many options to taste wine from the region including hiking through the vineyards sampling wine at local wine makers taverns!
Visitors may also enjoy hiking or biking along the trails on the Main River. A popular hike is to Closter Engelberg for bread and beer! Even though Miltenberg is in the middle of wine country, there are two breweries in town including one at the hotel Riesen.
This peaceful serene village also makes a great base for seeing some of Germany’s other amazing villages including Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Wurzburg and Heidelberg.
Yes pictures inspire me and Miltenberg is definitely calling.