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    Excellent guided tours: Stadtverführungen

    by Trekki Updated Dec 9, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Before I went to Miltenberg, I looked up some information on their website. This is how I actually found out about this gorgeous church in the neighbour village of Bürgstadt. And I saw that they offer special tours which the call “Stadtverführungen”. That’s a twisting of words, Stadt-führung means guided city tours, but with the “ver” in the middle they actually mean Stadt-Verführung, where Verführung means seduction. These special guided tours cost between 3 and 10 Euro per person, are usually 90 – 120 minutes long and have themes like “Miltenberg and the Romans”, “Witches in Miltenberg”, “Medieval Miltenberg” and many more. The tour I took was called “Miltenberg’s quiet paths and corners” and was 3 Euro, with city guide Günter Hebeisen. I enjoyed it very much since he really lead us through all the gorgeous back streets and had a lot of specific knowledge.

    According to their website, they offer also tours in Spanish, English, Italian, Dutch, French, Danish and Greek. But these have to be booked in advance via the form sheet on Miltenberg’s website.

    The special ones “Stadtverführungen” can be downloaded.

    Miltenberg’s tourist office is located at Engelsplatz, that’s the square on the southern side of Main River just behind the bridge (the one which one crosses coming from the train station).

    © Ingrid D., March 2010

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    Sandstone is the prominent building material

    by Trekki Updated Dec 9, 2010

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    Favorite thing: If you have read my to-do tips you already read me mentioning sandstone quite often. This was the most prominent building material in Miltenberg’s early days, because the pink sandstone quarries are just outside of town. The masters did some excellent work, not only for the houses but for the carvings at the facades and especially the little details, such as the Münzmännlein (the little mint man, I still laugh about the word) and the fountain at the market place. On the houses, especially when they are painted white, the pink colour gives a nice and atmospheric impression.

    © Ingrid D., March 2010

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    Old city gates with characteristic names

    by Trekki Updated Dec 9, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Like many of the other old towns with city walls, Miltenberg also has its city gates and towers. The two most prominent ones are east and west of town, notifying the direction where the streets were leading to: Würzburger Tor leads to the east, to Würzburg, and Mainzer Tor leads to the west, to Mainz. Of course there are other cities in between Miltenberg and Mainz, but Miltenberg was part of Mainz’ bishopric, so that is why it is named after Mainz.

    © Ingrid D., March 2010

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    Main river: high tides might be possible

    by Trekki Updated Dec 9, 2010

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    Favorite thing: With the location at Main River it is most natural that Miltenberg also had its share on high tides in the past. Although they are not that dramatic nowadays since the city planners have taken enormous measures to keep the river from flooding into town. But several houses have plaques of where the tides came up to in the past.

    © Ingrid D., March 2010

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    Miltenberg, part of Camino de Santiago

    by Trekki Updated Dec 9, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Since this boom or almost hype to walk Camino Santiago (or Way of St. James) has hit the world it seems that every town and village of middle and southern Europe digs out their shares of Camino Santiago. Sorry if I sound a bit cynical but since there are other interesting pilgrimage paths such as the Path of San Francesco (St. Francis), I am asking myself who is behind the marketing of Camino Santiago. Well, Miltenberg is also part of the German routes of Camino Santiago, that is what I realised when I saw the signs at St. Jakobus church. Here are the stages of Camino Santiago involving Miltenberg, although it seems to be a local one. Nevertheless it guides through very lovely villages at the Franconian/Bavarian and Hessen border.

    © Ingrid D., March 2010, updated April 11 - thanks dear JL for pointing out my translation mistake :-)

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    Nice plates/plaques guide through town

    by Trekki Updated Dec 9, 2010

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    Favorite thing: For those who don’t want to take a guided tour through Miltenberg there are plaques which also guide through the major parts of the old town. But they are in German only, so that’s where the city can improve a bit given the non-German tourists it receives. The plaques are made in the style of old paper rolls. At some houses there are additional ones, privately mounted by the owners, like in the case of Bannhaus (the former jail and now hotel and restaurant).

    © Ingrid D., March 2010

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