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Cruises to Miltenberg

Miltenberg (Photo:Nina B/Shutterstock)

About Miltenberg

Located on the Main River about 40 miles southeast of Frankfurt, little Miltenberg is a lovely, non-touristy town chock-full of historic half-timbered houses. It wasn't damaged in World War II, so the old houses are the real deal. No, you didn't drink too much schnapps -- many are leaning and off-kilter.

Miltenberg was first documented in 1237, and its castle dates from around that era. The town has one main street and, as the population grew, the city gates kept getting moved further east. The oldest sector is known as the Schwarzviertel (Black Quarter), because the street is so narrow that little sun penetrates between the houses. As you wander through town, you'll notice a few impressive structures built of pink sandstone (as is the town fountain), which was a major factor in Miltenberg's economy.

Ships dock in the heart of town, and in five minutes you can be on Hauptstrasse, the main street, which bustles with locals popping in and out of the shops and cafes.

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More about Miltenberg

Why go to Miltenberg?

Pros:

Miltenberg offers an authentic German experience with its historic buildings, brewery and shops and cafes

Cons:

The town is best seen and experienced on foot, so be sure to where comfortable shoes

Bottom Line:

Miltenberg is a scenic, off the beaten path town worth dedicating a day to exploring

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Currency is the euro. Several banks and ATMs are located on the main street, Hauptstrasse. For current currency conversion figures, visit www.oanda.com or www.xe.com.

Language?

The language is German, but many people speak at least some English.



--By Gayle Keck, Cruise Critic contributor

Miltenberg Cruise Reviews
Our tour guide was Terri, and it turns out that she was originally from Dearborn, Michigan, and had attended the same high school where my husband was a teacher. We loved the quaint little town of Miltenberg with alRead More
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The historical perspective of smaller towns like Miltenberg was interesting in its part of Germany's overall global impactRead More
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Beautiful city, excellent guideRead More
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