71km (44 miles) W of Würzburg

The reason to come to this sleepy riverside town is to get an eyeful of half-timbered buildings and medieval ambiance, minus the bus-tour hordes that descend upon some of the other Romantic Road towns. Enclosed within walls and gate towers and tucked beneath a steep wooded hill crowned by a castle, Miltenberg satisfies even the most voracious appetite for quaint townscapes.