Lohr (about 23 km)

Lohr is a charming half-timbered town on the edge of the Spessart and is therefore also known as the “gate to the Spessart”. Get to know the most beautiful and interesting sites of the city during a free cultural walk from April to October.

Or would you prefer to be guided through the city by the washerwoman, the mayor’s wife, the master baker or the night watchman? Here, in addition to the sights of the city, there are also curious and cheerful things to hear. We are happy to book you a tour.

 

The old town is almost exclusively pedestrian area, and a free parking lot can be found on the Main. Through the narrow fishermen’s quarter you dive right into this medieval city. The old and small half-timbered houses have been lovingly restored in recent years by the Lohrern and give a special flair to this city.

The old town is almost exclusively pedestrian area, and a free parking lot can be found on the Main. Through the narrow fishermen’s quarter you dive right into this medieval city. The old and small half-timbered houses have been lovingly restored in recent years by the Lohrern and give a special flair to this city.

Lohr is the most beautiful city in the district of Main-Spessart for tourists. From Bayersturm, the last completely preserved city tower, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Lohr and the adjacent Spessart. In the city center many restaurants with Franconian specialties and wine houses invite you for a tasting.  

 

 

A bit out of the way on the mountain and therefore more for motorists, is the Franziskushöhe. Enjoy the view of Lohr with a fine menu on the sun terrace!

 

Did you know that Snow White was a Lohrerin? Numerous documents prove that. Snow White was said to have been a daughter of a Rienecker Graf and was born in the castle in Lohr. In the Spessartmuseum you can also admire the fabled mirror of the stepmother.

Im Museum können Sie viel über die Not im Spessart erfahren, auch mit dem Mythos von den  Spessarträubern wird aufgeräumt.

 

There are other museums: The smallest is the Isolatoren museum, which is housed in a former transformer house. In this museum, a private collector has collected more than 600 insulators from over 40 countries, from different materials and from tiny to huge.

Immerse yourself in the world of schoolchildren in former times at the Loebel district of Sendelbach! You Are invited to compare a school hall from the imperial era and one from the 1930s. Many hundreds of exhibits on the subject of school have been compiled by the dedicated volunteer leader. An interesting guided tour through the museum and school lessons will make you feel like you are in the world of children around 1900.

Brave “children” are given a diligence picture as a goodbye present!

Lohr is famous for the Good Friday procession, a silent procession through the city on this special Christian day. The life-size figures with biblical scenes are still worn by members of the artisan guilds today. It is the oldest in Germany and originated from a baroque custom.

In the tourist information office on Schlossplatz there is much more information about cultural monuments and activities. In the newly renovated Stadthalle events take place, and often there is also an interesting exhibition. We have put together all the information for you, and we also have a city map in stock.

Other worthwhile excursion destinations are the ruins of Schönrain or the pilgrimage church of Maria Buchen, located in the middle of the forest. Manfred Kleinwechter will be happy to guide you personally to the castle ruin. He has researched this interesting story.