The natural preserve Spessart (Eastern part)

( with the localities Lohr am Main, Neustadt am Main, Rothenfels, Hafenlohr,
  Marktheidenfeld, Homburg-Triefenstein, Wertheim and their sights )

Lohr am Main

Lohr am Main By the look of the especially picturesque old part of the town, one is able to tell her venerable age. 1296 for the first time named, she got the city-rights 1333. Many historic buildings are gotten:  town-hall, town-parish-church as well as the cloister-church, the Kurmainz castle, the tower "Bayers-Turm", the baroque-church and castle Steinbach, additionally much Franconian timbering. In the Spessart-museum, there are exhibitions to the culture-history of the Spessart and to the glass-maker-art, interesting about the mirror-manufactures with the »Schneewittchen-Spiegel« as well as an imitation of the "Wirtshaus im Spessart [tavern in the Spessart]". Municipal school-museum.

Neustadt am Main

Neustadt am Main Neustadt is the neighbour municipality situated north of Rothenfels.
Worth seeing are: the cloister-basilica (about 970), the Lapidarium, a church-bell (1331).


Rothenfels Rothenfels is the smallest town of Bavaria.
Worth seeing are: narrowness alleys with timbering-houses, the town hall (1588/1589), the hospital and parish-church (16/17th Century), the castle Rothenfels (1148, now youth hostel). The south from Rothenfels situated neighbor-community Hafenlohr is known for her potter-craft (art potteries).

Hafenlohr am Main

Töpferhaus Hettiger Hafenlohr lies between Marktheidenfeld and Rothenfels.
Worth seeing are: Parish-church from the 16th century, potter-craft (art potteries).


Marktheidenfeld Worth seeing are: Parish-church St. Laurentius, the Franck-Haus (middle-class house of the baroque period, 1745), the old bridge over the river Main. The northern from Marktheidenfeld situated neighbor-community Hafenlohr is known for her potter-craft (art potteries).


Homburg Schloss Triefenstein Papiermuseum, Papiermühle
Former cloister (1102) after 1802 rebuilt to a castle (religious exercises, meetings, leisure facilities). On the opposite Main-side, lies the wine-place Homburg with the castle Homburg, the Burkardus-grotto, the paper-museum in an old paper-mill, Project: arts in the castle, concerts in the castle, In the local-part Trennfeld you can visit a farmer- and handicraft-museum.


Wertheim The small city lies on the mouth of the Tauber into the Main and was together with the castle built on a hill, a center of the county of the earls of Wertheim which are buried in the late-Gothic collegiate church. The tomb of the monarch Ludwig II of Wertheim and his wife is named »bedstead« because of the form. Opposite the collegiate church stands the Gothic Kilians-chapel, one of the most beautiful in the country. In the pointed tower, early guard- and lookout tower, today is a restaurant. The glass museum (Mühlenstrasse 24) with a collection of exhibits from the time about 2500 B.C. until today, gives a view about the development of the glass production and glass processing. From Wertheim you can start a bicycle tour through the »lovely Tauber valley« till just 100 kms removed Rothenburg ob der Tauber. In Hasloch, on the northern Main bank between Kreuzwertheim and Faulbach lain, is still a hammer forge, »the last iron-hammer-works in the Spessart« in operation (Living history between forge and water wheel). Additional waterworks also could be found in Wintersbach, Lichtenau, Waldaschaff and Laufach. From here it is only a stone's throw up to the Karthause Grünau (restaurant with the ruin of a former Carthusian cloister; the second oldest of Germany).