Top Sights in Baroque Amorbach, Bavaria

Benedikinerabteikirche St Maria (Benedictine Abbey Church) in Amorbach

See the Benedikinerabteikirche St Maria (Benedictine Abbey Church)

Baroque churches, the Templer half-timbered house, and the Mutter Museums with teapots and the Sammlung Berger are the main attractions of Amorbach in Bavaria.

The former Benedikinerabteikirche St Maria (Benedictine Abbey Church) in Amorbach

Amorbach in the Bavarian Spessart is famous for its marvelous Baroque churches and the odd Mutter Museum with its eclectic collection of teapots, modern art (Berger Collection), and coffins. The interior of the former Benedikinerabteikirche St Maria (Benedictine Abbey Church) is a Rococo masterpiece and the Stumm organ is the largest Baroque organ in existence. The Templarhaus is the oldest half-timbered house in Bavaria.

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Romantic Moated Castle Schloss Mespelbrunn, Bavaria

Schloss Mespelbrunn in the Bavarian Spessart

An Easy Day Trip from Frankfurt am Main to a Jewel in the Spessart

Schloss Mespelbrunn in the Bavarian Spessart is an impossibly romantic castle surrounded by a wet moat. It is a popular day trip from Frankfurt am Main and easily reached by car.

Schloss Mespelbrunn in the Bavarian Spessart

Schloss Mespelbrunn is a true jewel in the heart of the Spessart. It is a Wasserschloss – a castle surrounded by a water-filled moat. Due to its hidden location in a quiet valley, it has never suffered any war damage. It is small but its location is impossibly romantic making it a great day-trip destination or a brief stop for drivers traveling along the Autobahn A3 between Frankfurt and Würzburg.

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Major Sights in Aschaffenburg in Bavaria, Germany

Stiftsbasilika (Collegiate Church) St Peter & Alexander in Aschaffenburg

Top Sights to See Include the Stiftsbasilika (Collegiate Church) and Park Schönbusch

Top sights to see in Aschaffenburg in addition to Schloss Johannisberg and the Pompejanum are the Stiftsbasilika and the lovely English landscape style Park Schönbusch.

Stiftsbasilika (Collegiate Church) St Peter & Alexander in Aschaffenburg Stiftsbasilika (Collegiate Church) St Peter & Alexander in Aschaffenburg

Aschaffenburg’s most famous sights are the Renaissance Schloss Johannisberg (Palace Johannisberg) and the Pompejanum. However, the old town has some interesting streets and buildings too in addition to pleasant cafés and outdoor restaurants. Although most of old Aschaffenburg was destroyed in 1945, a number of half-timbered houses and classical facades survived. The highest concentration is in Dalbergstraße. It is worth visiting the Stiftsbasilika in the old town while the Schönbusch park is worth the slight detour to the opposite bank of the Main.

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