Park your car in the first convenient parking lot and walk into the center of town -- don't attempt to drive. Other than the above-mentioned Marktplatz, the main attraction in town is Schloss Miltenberg. (It is sometimes identified simply as "Miltenburg."), which has recently reopened after a long-standing series of renovations. You can visit the courtyardand climb to the top of a watchtower for a sweeping view over the surrounding forest. The courtyard, the tower, and the cafe that's associated with the site are open only May to October Tuesday to Friday 2 to 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5:30pm. Admission is 3€ adults and 2€ for children 11 and under.
During your exploration of Miltenberg, don't overlook the oldest and most historic bar in town, a 500-year-old hangout that locals refer to simply as Weinhaus, Marktplatz 185 (tel. 09371/5500). Here, every evening between 5:30pm and midnight, you can order any of the local vintages, at a per-glass price of 3€ to 8€.
Where to Eat
If you don’t want a full meal, stop by the wonderfully atmospheric 500-year-old Weinhaus, Marktplatz 185 (tel. 09371/5500), for a beer or a taste of the local vintages. Gasthaus zum Riesen -- A lot of locals and travelers in the know make the trip to Miltenberg just to dine in one of the region’s old-time favorites, where out of the kitchen come liver dumpling soup, platters piled high with pork filets and sausages, and rump steak in dark-beer sauce. These hearty meals are accompanied by a huge choice of German beers and served in atmospheric and historic surroundings from 1190 that allegedly once hosted Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Hauptstrasse 99. tel. 09371/989948. www.riesen-miltenberg.de. Main courses 8€–19€. Mon–Wed 11am–midnight; Thurs–Sat 11am–1am.
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