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Weekend trip to Miltenberg: A perfect short vacation on the Main

Weekend Trip to Miltenberg in Germany
Weekend Trip to Miltenberg in Germany

Miltenberg, a picturesque town on the Main in Lower Franconia, Bavaria, is an ideal destination for a relaxing weekend trip. The city offers a charming old town with half-timbered houses, an impressive castle and beautiful surroundings that are ideal for hiking and cycling.

Getting there:

Miltenberg is easily accessible by car, train or bus. It takes around 1 hour by car from Frankfurt and around 45 minutes from Würzburg.

Overnight stay:

There is a variety of accommodation in Miltenberg, from hotels and inns to holiday apartments. I was at the campsite, right in Miltenberg.

Campsite Miltenberg
Campsite Miltenberg

Camping right in the heart of Miltenberg

My camping stay in Miltenberg was a real highlight! The campsite is wonderfully centrally located, directly behind the bridge, and therefore offers an ideal starting point for exploring the old town and the surrounding area. The place also scores with an unbeatable price-performance ratio.

Other advantages of the campsite:

Quiet location: Despite its central location, the campsite is pleasantly quiet.

Good facilities: The campsite has all the necessary amenities, including toilet facilities, electricity connections and Wi-Fi.

Friendly staff: The staff at the campsite are very friendly and helpful.


Reserve your pitch in advance, especially during peak season.


The campsite in Miltenberg is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an inexpensive and comfortable stay near the old town. Here you can find the campsite page.

Sightseeing attractions:

  • Old Town: The old town of Miltenberg is a real gem. Stroll through the narrow streets with their half-timbered houses, admire the market square with the town hall and the angel figure and visit the snuff museum.

  • Miltenberg Castle: Miltenberg Castle sits on a mountain above the city and offers a breathtaking view of the Main Valley. Visit the castle and learn more about the history of the city.

  • River Main shipping: Take a boat trip on the Main and enjoy the picturesque landscape.

  • Hiking and cycling tours: The area around Miltenberg offers many beautiful hiking and cycling trails. Hike to the “Schönberg” viewpoint or cycle along the Main.

  • Museums: There are several museums in Miltenberg, including the Snuff Museum, the Museum of City and Regional History and the German Bee Museum.

  • Gasthaus zum Riesen: The Gasthaus zum Riesen in Miltenberg is a traditional inn with a history going back over 800 years. It is located in the middle of the old town of Miltenberg, right on the market square. The inn offers its guests a cozy atmosphere and Franconian cuisine with regional specialties.

Zum Riesen Miltenberg
Gasthaus zum Riesen, Miltenberg

Further activities:

  • Wine tasting: There are many wineries in the Miltenberg area. Visit a winery and taste the regional wines.

  • Shopping: In the old town of Miltenberg you will find many small shops and boutiques.

  • Relax: Enjoy peace and relaxation in one of the many cafés and restaurants in the old town.


  • Main Shipping: Plan your shipping in advance, especially during peak season. Check out tickets here: Reederei-Henneberger

  • Hiking and biking: Find out about the opening times of the hiking and biking trails.

Kalt-Loch Bräustüble in Miltenberg

The Kalt-Loch Bräustüble is a traditional brewery and inn in Miltenberg, Germany. It was founded in 1580, making it the oldest brewery in the city.


The Kalt-Loch Bräustüble offers its guests Franconian cuisine with regional specialties. The menu includes pork knuckle, sauerbraten, fried potatoes and cheese spaetzle.


The Kalt-Loch Bräustüble brews its own beer according to the Purity Law. The beers are unfiltered and naturally cloudy. The most popular beers include the Kalt-Loch Helles, the Kalt-Loch Dunkels and the Kalt-Loch Bockbier.

Kalt-Loch Braustüble, Fränkische Rinderroulade
Fränkische Rinderroulade in the Kalt-Loch Braustüble

Conclusion: weekend trip to Miltenberg

Miltenberg is an ideal destination for a weekend trip. The city offers a variety of sights and activities to suit every taste. Let yourself be enchanted by the charming atmosphere of the city and enjoy your short vacation on the Main.

I hope this information helps you plan your weekend trip to Miltenberg!

Here is my video from Miltenberg:

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