Marktbreit Travel Guide

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    Tourist info
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    Wertheimer House" and "House to Groe"
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Marktbreit Things to Do

  • Maintor

    If you want to reach the best spot for taking a photo of the Malerwinkel you will need to walk through the Maintor. It was part of the city walls. In 1945 the Maintor was distroyed during the war, but shortly later rebuilt again.

  • Townhall

    Connected to the Maintor the townhall has a very beautiful medieval charm. Its decoration shows the right of Marktbreit to take customs from trading boats on the river Main. On the very top you will find St. Georg killing a dragon. He was symbol for the customs rights and it was by purpose that it could be seen from far on the river Main.

  • Seinsheimer Castle

    The Seinsheimer Castle was built in 1580 by the imperial councillor and prince-bishop Georg Ludwig of Seinsheim. During my visit it was pre-christmas time and there was some event inside so that I didnt want to go inside for a look. The castle together with the other historic buildings here in the center of Marktbreit give a very nice and cosy...

  • Malerwinkel

    When in Marktbreit you should have a look at the Malerwinkel. It is a composition of buildings that span over a small creek flowing towards the river Main. In the buildings you will find the Malerwinkel Museum, but I did not visit it. Anyhow this place really invites for a splendid photo. Best you walk to the Bachgasse, a small street along the...


    The Old Crane, situated alongside the River Main, has been left here as a monument and memory of the rich trade routes on Main.In 1784, devasting flood's washed it away, so a new one was built by Prince Johann Adam von Schwarzenberg. It was needed, as Markbreit was doing a lot of river trade business and needed the Crane to help load the Boat's.The...


    This lovely, old Town Hall, was built between 1579 & 1581 by a renowned stone mason from Segnitz.It adjoins the Maintor [main gate] which was built in 1600.The Renaissance styled Town Hall, is built out of grey limestone hard against the City Wall and connected to the turret by the Main Gate. Inside, there is a Spiral staircase, Feast hall and a...


    Sitting opposite Markbreit,with just the River Main dividing them, is the Village of Segnitz.It is worth the drive over the Bridge if you would like to see some more interesting half - timbered building's.


    Markbreit is a pretty town, full of interesting building's. I also found some very interesting sculpture's. By the River, was a sculptured pair of Horse's which were lovely. Then, by the Town Wall, there were garden with Hollyhock's, and another sculpture of importance, which looked to be of four Crane's.


    I walked quite a bit of the Town of Markbreit, that was until an almighty storm put an end to it!The city wall and some of the many Tower's can still can be seen today.Previously there were four gates, some were destroyed in the War. A trail leads around the outside and inside of the city walls.


    This Museum is located in the attractive Malerwinkel House.The permanent exhibition is of the stages of Life in a small Franconian Town.The display gives information on the social and cultural everyday life, the life story of women from different social classes and religions between the last quarter of the 19th and the first quarter of the 20th...


    To me, Seinsheimer Castle really didn't look like a Castle!It looked like another Renaissance House, a big one at that, and nicely painted too!The large, yellow gabled building, has two yellow triangle's at the top of the building.Well, this magnificent six-story Renaissance building, was built in 1580 as the home of Baron Georg Ludwig. Originally,...


    What an eyecatcher is the Hotel Lion! This 15th century decorative building, was once a former Guest House, and "Prince Schwarzenberg hostel".King Ludwig I of Bavaria is one of the most important guests of the Inn, now known as the second longest-standing house in Bavaria.


    There are two of these beautiful House's across the street from each other. The best-known business houses in the square, are "Wertheimer House" and "House to Groe," both built in the style of Wurzburg Baroque in the 18th century.The right house at the entrance of Schuster Street, was built in 1717-1719 by a baroque architect, and the trading house...


    For the BEST photo of the Town Hall and the Main Gate, walk past the Town Hall and to the creek, then stop and turn around.For me, this was the prettiest sight in this Town.The MALERWINKEL, "house on the river wall at Main Gate", was formerly three houses, and can be traced back to 1774. Its present form came about after renovation in 1774. Since...


    The Tourist Information Centre is located just by the "Old Town Gate" entrance to the old town of Markbreit.I went here first, as I wanted to see all that was possible in this town.I was given a good brochure on what to see in the Town, and I also found out where the Toilet's were located.Easy! Just outside the door, and to the left, you can...


Marktbreit Hotels

  • Ringhotel Loewen

    Marktstrasse 8 , Marktbreit, Bavaria, 97340, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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    by balhannah Written Dec 31, 2011

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    Markbreit is an old Town which has narrow street's and very little parking area.

    The BEST PLACE TO PARK, is by the Old Crane and the riverside, and then just walk across the road and through the Main Gate. Here you will find the tourist office to help you with sightseeing in Markbreit.

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