Karlstadt am Main

City gate in Karlstadt

We get to know the city of Karlstadt am Main on a trip with the motorhome through the Wine region in Franconia know. It is one of the Wine towns on the Main, in which the wines of the region are celebrated at wine festivals. Camping in Karlstadt means spending the night on the banks of the Main. The old town is a short walk from the riverside campsite. The campsite is outside the city walls at the gates of the city. This is still entered through the city gates. We take a stroll through the city center and let us Franconian cuisine taste in one of the restaurants. But there is more to discover in the city and its surroundings.



Discover the idyllic Karlstadt am Main in peace and quiet, from there explore the varied surroundings and follow the Main again and again: The triad of city, country and river makes up the special charm of the Franconian wine country.


Karlstadt am Main djd / City of Karlstadt
View from Karlsburg on the other side of the Main to the old town of Karlstadt am Main Photo: djd / Stadt Karlstadt

The city of Karlstadt am Main

The best way to get to know Karlstadt am Main itself is to take a guided tour. The highlights include the Romanesque-Gothic parish church, the historic town hall, the gates and towers of the city fortifications and the town houses with their half-timbered facades. There are many points of contact for Franconian cuisine, which offer both fine dishes and hearty dishes, to be tested. And one or two glasses of good Franconian wine should not be missing.

"Eleven fifty-five!"
There is an open city tour for everyone

from May to October
every Saturday
Start: 11.55 a.m. in front of the Karlstadt Tourist Information, Hauptstrasse 56
Price: € 4,00 per person, children up to 14 years free
Duration: approx. 60 min.
suitable for wheelchair users
A popular meeting point is the “Lügenmäuerle” located behind the main gate, which can tell many stories right on the river. In the Karlstadt Museum, which is located in a building steeped in history from the 14th century, original wall paintings from the 2022th century can be seen from 16, including sayings and coats of arms of Franconian noble families.

Karlsburg near Karlstadt am Main
Karlsburg near Karlstadt am Main

The country around Karlstadt am Main

Although Stetten is a district of Karlstadt am Main, you still have to drive a few kilometers south from the old town to visit it. The “terroir f” vantage point is located 130 meters above the Main in the Stettener Stein vineyard. The panoramic view extends to after Würzburg and far into the Spessart. The region is good for one Hiking holiday on the Main. There is a network of paths that can be combined with hikes.

For many, a short vacation also includes a detour to a larger city with culture and shopping - no problem from Karlstadt am Main: The city of Würzburg with the UNESCO World Heritage Residence and the Marienberg Fortress is only 25 kilometers south. In the west one is quickly in Aschaffenburg with its castle Johannisburg, in the east in Schweinfurt, shaped by industry and art.


Wild geese on the Main
Wild geese near Karlstadt am Main

The river near Karlstadt

Karlstadt is also connected to the three cities by the Main. The river shapes the entire Franconian wine country. Around 3.500 winegrowers grow the famous Franconian wine, mainly along the Main, on an area of ​​around 6.000 hectares. Anyone who follows the river from Karlstadt am Main - no matter in which direction - can stop off in many historic cities and romantic villages.


The Maintor and the ruins of the Karlsburg
The Main Gate and the ruins of Karlsburg Castle Photo: djd/Stadt Karlstadt

Eight reasons to visit Karlstadt am Main

  1. The Cityscape: The silhouette of the town and many historical building ensembles make guests love at first sight. The highlights include the Romanesque-Gothic town parish church, the historic town hall, the gates and towers of the town fortifications and the half-timbered houses.
  2. The "Lying Wall": Right behind the Maintor you can enjoy a pint or two of Franconian wine directly on the river on a small wall and with a view of the Karlsburg. Why lying walls? The best thing to do is to find out for yourself during a visit.
  3. The vistas: A beautiful view of Karlstadt is offered by the ruins of Karlsburg Castle, located high above the river on the other side of the Main. And in the Stettener Stein vineyard, the “terroir f” vantage point is 130 meters above the Main. The panoramic view extends to Würzburg and far into the Spessart. In 2020, the vantage point was awarded the "Most beautiful wine view in Franconia".
  4. The nature: Around Karlstadt there are numerous nature reserves, the vegetation offers plants and animals a good habitat. One of the nature reserves borders on the "Saupurzel", the local mountain of Karlstadt, which towers over the town.
  5. The culture: The event calendar is packed to the brim all year round. "Music in historic houses and courtyards", "Culinary Mile" and "Karlstadter Kultur-Häppli" are the names of a series of events that are scheduled to take place again in 2022 in their tried and tested form. In the spring of 2022, the Karlstadt Museum will also reopen after loving restoration. The historic building dates back to the 14th century.
  6. The culinary: Franconian cuisine has both fine dishes and hearty dishes to offer. In Karlstadt there are numerous opportunities to enjoy them.
  7. The wine: The landscape of the Franconian wine country produces unmistakable wines like the Silvaner.
  8. Main: Coming from Würzburg, it flows directly past Karlstadt and is the lifeline of the region. You can experience it on a boat trip or a tour on the Main Cycle Path.


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You need that for a hike near Karlstadt am Main


Travel Arrangements

Parking at the airport

Here you can reserve your parking space at the airport.

Arrival by plane, car, bus and train

Arrival by plane, bus or train*. The nearest airport is Frankfurt.

Car Rentals:

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Rent mobile homes for camping in Karlstadt am Main:

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Accommodation in Karlstadt am Main:

Accommodation for online booking is also available in Karlstadt am Main * via Booking.com.

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Karlstadt am Main

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.