The natural preserve Spessart (Southern part)

( with the localities Stadtprozelten, Hasloch, Wertheim and their sights )


Stadtprozelten

Stadtprozelten Ruin Henneburg (12th century),  Gothic parish church,
town-hall (1520), car ferry across the river Main from Mondfeld to Stadtprozelten.

In Hasloch (the next village to Faulbach), 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).


Hasloch

Der letzte Eisenhammer im Spessart Karthause Grünau
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).


Wertheim

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).

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