Because of the ongoing pandemic, we have not really been away much lately. We've really stuck to the rules and not left our “block” for about two months. Now that we can finally leave our homes again we wanted to see some places in the region to a) learn more about our new home and b) not go somewhere too dangerous to not bring the virus back home.
Karlstadt is located north of Würzburg in the Franconian wine region on the foothills of the Spessart directly on the Main. The Main Cycle Path that leads through the city makes it a loved destination for cyclists and campers. The ruins of the Karlsburg, built by Konrad von Querfurt around 1200, towers over the city.
And so we went to the two beautiful small franconian towns Karlstadt and Lohr am Main which are both located at the banks of the river Main. They both have very pretty old town centres with lots of half-timbered houses. In Karlstadt the hill across the river is dominated by the huge ruins of the former Karlsburg.
Lohr am Main
Lohr am Main is a small town in the west of Lower Franconia, directly on the banks of the Main. The picturesque town centre consists of many historic half-timbered houses. The city claims to be the home of Snowwhite, who allegedly grew up in Lohr Castle, which once belonged to the Counts of Rieneck.
Lohr am Main on the other hand can boast with the palace “Schloss Lohr“ that was once owned by the Counts of Rieneck. According to modern folklore, this is the castle that Snowwhite grew up in. Allegedly her story is based on the life of one of the daughters of the counts.