Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Wertheim–romantic town in Tauber Valley

    Tourist-Information, Gerbergasse 16, 97877 Wertheim

    How to Get There?


      Wertheim is accessible via Frankfurt/Main (connection to the german ICE network) and Aschaffenburg with regional trains. From the railway station walk 9 minutes to the Tourist Information.

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      Use the highway A3 (Frankfurt - Nuremberg and vice versa) and take either the exit "Marktheidenfeld/Wertheim" or "Wertheim/Lengfurt". Both exits are approx. 10 km away from the Wertheim city center. In Wertheim follow the signposts to the city center/Tourist Information.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 49.760792
      LONGTITUDE: 9.515444



      From the Frankfurt airport take an ICE train to Frankfurt-Süd, here continue the travel with regional trains to Aschaffenburg and from Aschaffenburg to Wertheim. From the Wertheim railway station walk 9 minutes to the Tourist Information.

      Nearest airport

      Frankfurt (FRA)

    Why Go There?

    Wertheim is a small town in the southwest of Germany, at the northern border between Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria. The town is locatet at the mouth of the river Tauber into the river Main.

    Wertheim is the most northern town in the german federal state Baden-Wuerttemberg. High above the town, with an astonishing view over the valleys of Main and Tauber, there is Wertheim Castle which is the landmark of the town. Today the castle is just a ruin (on of the oldest fortress ruins in Baden-Wuerttemberg), formerly it was the residence of the Earls of Wertheim, an noble dynasty which died during the 16th century, and the castle was finally destroyed during the Thirty Years' War in 1634. During the 1980s the castle was reconstructed and opened to the public. It's worth a visit for sure.

    But not just the castle is worth a visit - it's one of the most beautiful city centers in Germany at all which makes Wertheim so advisable. Numerous half-timbered houses - one more beautiful than the other, and which you can't take your eyes off. Some of them go back to the 16th century!

    The "Green market" takes place every Saturday at the historic market square between the old houses - in the center of the old town. At the market square the probably narrowest half-timbered house all over Franconia can be found. It's known incorrectly as the "Zobel'sche Haus" (house of the knight of Zobel).

    The St. Kilian's Chapel from the late gothic epoque (its construction started in 1472) is considered to be one of the finest gothic chapels in Germany. Worth to see are also the "Engelsbrunnen" (Angels' fountain), the protestant collective church as well as the entire inner city.

    If you are interested in museums - here is an overview:

    • Grafschaftsmuseum with important relicts from the history of Wertheim and the surrounding area

    • Museum "Schlösschen im Hofgarten" is located in an English park. The building itself is built in rokoko style. The former summer residence of the earls houses a museum today with high-calibre art collections and foundations.

    • Wertheim Glass Museum - this is the only glass museum in Baden-Wuerttemberg. It shows glass manufacture from ancient time up to the industrial glass production. During the advent period there is a special christmas exhibition.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Tourist-Information, Gerbergasse 16, 97877 Wertheim , Wertheim am Main, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    River cruise

    Have a break - and make a boat trip on the Main. For instance do a trip to Miltenberg, a beautiful medieval city just a couple of kilometers away from Wertheim. Or do a round trip around Wertheim to view the beautiful landscape around with vineyards, green hills and romantic small villages. The tours last between one hour and one entire day.


    Wertheim Village - the design outlet. Located directly at the freeway exit "Wertheim/Lengfurt" - just one km away. Here one finds more than 110 stores with special designer's merchandise with high discounts. Fashion brands like Bogner, Desigual, Diesel, Escada, BOSS, Lacoste, Tom Taylor, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace and way more can be found here. The village itself is arranges semicircularly with a large (free) parking ground directly in front of the door.


    There are countless of kilometers for cyclists. Follow the Main cycling route which runs between the Main source in Upper Franconia and the mouth of the Main near Mainz. Or do a tour through the lovely Tauber valley through the vineyards. Or book one of numerous cycling packages with organized tours - one day or even more. It's your choice!

    Wine tasting

    The Lower Franconia region is a wine region for sure. The shores of the River Main as well as the River Tauber are full of vineyards, and it's nearly impossible to taste all wines which are produced here. There are packages available which bring you to very special places to taste different wines, such as a monastery, an old tower, a museum or a cellar.

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