Wine is omnipresent in Weinfranken. Known for its spicy and fruity wines, the Franconian wine country extends around 6,000 hectares from Bamberg to Aschaffenburg. Viticulture takes place mainly on the protected steep slopes of the Main and Tauber. Not least because of its over a thousand-year-old wine culture and its diverse variety of locations, the Franconian grape juice is also very popular internationally and has already received numerous awards. The fruity fresh Franconian wines are assigned to the upper category “New Franconia”, green Bocksbeutel belong to the “Classic Franconia” and the types of Silvaner, Riesling and Burgundy are assigned to the “Großes Franken” category.
Nine magical locations are characterized by their magnificent views over the fascinating landscape and each stage their own wine theme. You are in the municipalities:
is one of the oldest medieval wine towns in Mainfranken, in which a history of over 1100 years is reflected in numerous listed buildings. Surrounded by an intact historical curtain wall with mighty defense towers, one reaches the picturesque market square whose historical appearance has largely been preserved through one of the four gate towers.
Frickenhausen, one of the most striking and charming places in Main Franconia,
hugs its famous vineyards, such as the „Kapellenberg“ and the „Margrave Babenberg“. The bishops of Würzburg promoted viticulture, agriculture and trade and made Frickenhausen an episcopal table good. The high quality of the local wine is documented in writing by several historical statements.
is located in the beautiful Main Valley, south of Würzburg. Surrounded by vineyards and orchards, Sommerhausen is the ideal place to relax and explore the rich cultural treasures of the Franconian region.
There is seldom a place whose ambience has been so shaped by winemakers, farmers and artists as Sommerhausen.
In addition to the gastronomy, you will find galleries with contemporary art, works of art made of glass and ceramics, handicrafts and decorative arts as well as valuable antiques.
The Franconian wine village of Sommerhausen is like something out of a picture book.
the small, historic town on the Main is an important wine and tourist destination in the Franconian wine-growing region.
With around 10,000 inhabitants, Volkach is located on the Mainschleife. The Main Loop is unique in Germany, because only here did the Main form this loop. Of Franconia’s around 6000 hectares of vineyards, around 1/3 of the vineyards are located on the Mainschleife. Almost 100 self-marketing winegrowers and four winegrowing cooperatives take care of the winegrowers.
From a culinary point of view, traditional Franconian gastronomy meets Franconian cuisine with a modern interpretation.
the Franconian gem is located near Bad Kissingen on a side valley of the Franconian Saale. In Ramsthal, viticulture is just as old as the community. The vines ripen on the sunlit shell limestone slopes until they are processed into a fine drop. Numerous hiking trails lead through the Ramsthal vineyard landscape.
On three different guided „wine experience trails“, guests can learn everything there is to know about Ramsthal’s wine culture. At the Terroir f vantage point the visitor not only receives a beautiful view but also information about the „mixed sentence“, how up to 10 grape varieties used to be planted together.
The idyllic wine-growing village is located in the Steigerwald Nature Park, at the foot of the Stollberg and is one of the 100 places of pleasure in Bavaria. The special features include the wine tasting with wine hikes through the Handthal vineyards and the Stollburg ruins, which are well worth seeing. This once so proud bastion became famous as the birthplace of Walter von der Vogelweide, one of the most famous German poets of the Middle Ages.
In combination with a unique distant view of the entire foreland of the Steigerwald, the visitor learns everything worth knowing and informative about the history of viticulture.
is a wine town where culture can be found in every corner.
From the historic market square with the historic Knauf Museum, which already impresses from the outside with its architecturally exciting combination of old and new, to the fortified church museum in the Mönchsondheim district, to the historic old town with its completely preserved fortification, Iphofen offers the perfect setting for cultural and culinary events .
It is particularly enjoyable at the annual Franconian gourmet fair and the Iphöfer wine friendship.
You cannot ignore wine in Iphofen, because more than 20 winemaking families with their vineyards, vinotheques and wineries ensure that wine can be experienced everywhere.
is the smallest town in Bavaria with 7.06 km2 and belongs to the Lower Franconian district of Würzburg. Located on the Main, framed by vineyards and a well-preserved wall ring with defensive towers from the 15th and In the 16th century, Eibelstadt is one of the most beautiful old Franconian wine towns and, with its sights, is one of the pearls of Franconia. Here you meet culture, wine and joie de vivre.
Embark on historical terrain and explore the Lügensteinweg on a vineyard hike. The story goes that 2,000 fossils were found in Eibelstadt in 1725, but they were later referred to as fakes and have since been famous as lying stones.
In 2020, the people of Eibelstadt can look back on 1232 years of local history and 586 years of city law.
is embedded on the Main, in lush vineyards and in close proximity to Würzburg. Discover the beauty and charm of the listed old town while strolling through the winding streets.
Shell limestone and a winemaking tradition that goes back over 1200 years characterize the medieval town. Over 60 km of vineyard trails that you can explore yourself by bike, as well as a wine hiking trail through the different cultivation locations of the market, are available. Whether architectural treasures of earlier centuries, the Steinhauermuseum, the 200 million year old „Urmeersohle“ in the historic quarry (Lindelbach district) or the „Old Franconian Wengert“ with a panoramic view of the Main Valley – a rich and interesting offer awaits you in Randersacker.
With the districts of Maidbronn and Gramschatz, the Rimpar market is one of the five largest communities in the Würzburg district. In front of the gates of the regional center of Würzburg, there are cultural assets of outstanding importance in all three districts. The first work as well as the last great work by the master Tilman Riemenschneider can be found in the walls of the market town of Rimpar.
The mighty Grumbach Castle, which the market town acquired and renovated in 1980, is the cultural center of the place. The castle complex is one of the oldest still preserved moated castles in Germany.