Alte Brucke = old bridge, usually the first one built in the town.
The Alte Mainbrucke was originally built around 1250 and rebuilt between 1512-1520. In May 2007 the bridge had been damaged. I do not know if/when the city is going to rebuild.
Local History Museum
The Trachten- und Heitmatmuseum is a museum about urban history, viticulture (wine production), Büttnerhandwerk (making butter by hand), and the guilds. Closed when I visited the city. Open Easter to October on Saturday, Sunday, and festival days from 14:30 (2:30pm) to 16:30 (4:30 pm). The museum is in a Schlosschen built in the 1300s.
Look at the page about Flooding in my warning section.
Address: Brückenstr. 26, 97199 Ochsenfurt
Ochsenfurt ~ historic walled town on the Main
In 2006 this was the first Virtual Tourist page on Ochsenfurt. It is great to see other tipsters have added pages about this pretty Bavarian town.
Ochsenfurt is a small, busy and very picturesque fortified town. It lies at the most southerly point of the 'Main Dreieck' ~ that is, the (River) Main Triangle. Around 16km south of Wurzburg. Certainly worth stopping by for a walk around its historic streets and maybe a bite for lunch.
Website (in German) www.ochsenfurt.de
The town's main shopping thoroughfare
Hauptstrasse, winds through from one
town gate to the other. Some of the large
timbered houses on the right date from
In 2007 the street was stylishly repaved,
with the addition of some modern sculpture
As well as shops, bakeries, cafe's and a
few banks, you can find the 'old' and 'new'
Rathauser and the towns main church.
Plenty of opportunities to reach for
the sketchbook here!
This was one of my efforts, looking down
Unterbadgasse. In the centre of the
picture is the slender spire of the 18th century