City of Ochsenfurt and its sights

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Discover Ochsenfurt sights in Franconia

The medieval town of Ochsenfurt is one of the most beautiful half-timbered towns in the Main triangle. Here you can go on vacation in a wine region of Germany. The city is located between Würzburg and Kitzingen directly on the banks of the Main and was first mentioned in 725. Many Ochsenfurt sights go back to the Middle Ages. It is also one of the most beautiful half-timbered places that we have on our Motorhome trip along the Main to get to know. Ochsenfurts Old Town is completely surrounded by the city wall with its watchtowers. With its half-timbered houses, the medieval city puts its visitors back in time.



Medieval town of Ochsenfurt and its sights
Medieval town of Ochsenfurt and its sights


The medieval town Ochsenfurt - timbered beauty on the Main

This medieval flair of the city in Franken spreads a nostalgic atmosphere. The first thing we see on our walk through Ochsenfurt is a well-kept vintage car that comes towards us through the main shopping street. As we stand still, he hardly impresses passers-by. Few of the pedestrians turn to look at him. A sight like this seems to be the order of the day.



The vehicle perfectly matches the backdrop of the half-timbered buildings and wrought-iron shop signs that line the streets of the old town of Ochsenfurt. An elderly man tugs Petar's arm, who is holding his video camera in the other direction. So he draws his attention to the classic car. A middle-aged man is sitting inside. "Now all that is missing is a pretty companion in fringe dress with a cigarette in the cigarette holder," I think to myself. The cigarette is missing, but an elegant lady is sitting next to him.


On a weekday at the market square of Ochsenfurt

On the central square in the center of town, one half-timbered house is lined up next to the next. Painted in different colors, they make the center of the city a real feast for the eyes. In front of some, there are also laid tables inviting you to have lunch or a cup of coffee. Waiters dart between tables to satisfy the mid-morning guests' requests. Franconian specialties are guaranteed to have them on offer.


Medieval town of Ochsenfurt and its sights in the city center
Medieval town of Ochsenfurt and its sights in the city center


The warm spring sun finally invites us to follow the hustle and bustle in the street cafes from a park bench. However, there is little going on at the town square on this weekday in May. A few morning guests take a late breakfast in the cafes on the market square. From our bench on the elevated terrace in front of St. Andrew's Church, we can also observe how a group of elderly gentlemen talking animatedly. A lady with a bulging shopping bag joins them and then goes on with one of the gentlemen. To the right of us, a young passerby and her mother admire the roughly hewn statue of St. George, who kills the dragon from his imposing horse.


The town hall is one of the sights of Ochsenfurt
The town hall is one of the sights of Ochsenfurt


Since the spring temperatures are still quite fresh despite the sun, we leave our park bench and follow the road to the town hall. 1497 was completed. With its red façade and shingle-clad tower, it dominates this end of the marketplace. A group of cyclists are arriving via the road that leads into the city to the right. Maybe they are on the main bike path following the course of the river? They finally stop in front of the town hall and look for a table in a restaurant. Obviously she was charmed by the sight of the half-timbered houses and encouraged to rest.

On narrow streets through the medieval town of Ochsenfurt

However, it is still too early for a lunch. In addition, we had seen on the way into the city a pizzeria with a terrace directly on the banks of the Main, which lures us. Therefore we turn into Badgasse. This is one of the alleys that lead from the market square down to the Main. Past the Weinstube Fröhlich and the Klosterbräu Stuben, from which it smells seductive, we go down to Spitalgasse. Their houses adjoin the city walls that surround the old town of Ochsenfurt.


The town hall is one of the sights of Ochsenfurt
The town hall is one of the sights of Ochsenfurt


Here we find the Kreuzkirche, whose interior remains closed to us. Worth seeing, however, is the late Gothic tympanum with scenes from the life of St. Elisabeth over the portal. Right next to the church is the hospital and the court of honor from before 1400. At the beginning, lepers were housed there. Later it served as a home for the aged and infirm. This function retained it until the middle of the 19. Century. Religious then took over the administration and used the buildings for children in their care. Since 1990 the property belongs to the city Ochsenfurt.

Pizza with a view of the Main in Ochsenfurt

We finally walk past the traditional costume museum to the Main Terrace of the Gasthof Krone. Here we sit next to train tracks, over which we have a view of the Main. While we wait for our pizza, container ships drive past us. They transport their goods towards Würzburg. On the other side we have a good view of the city walls and some of the watchtowers. Even though the pizza wasn't exactly an experience, our choice of restaurant was still worth it because of the views. In addition to the terrace, the Main Bridge also leads over the river. However, we follow the course of the river towards Würzburg.


That must be in the for the visit to Ochsenfurt suitcase

    • Comfortable Shoes. In Ochsenfurt you will definitely walk a lot.
    • Also, forget comfortable pumps not, because in some Ochsenfurt restaurants you dine in elegant surroundings.
    • A backpack, in which you enter, for example Picnic accommodate.
    • An Camera* for the photo opportunities that Ochsenfurt offers.

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Pizza in a tavern on the Main
Pizza in a tavern on the Main


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Source: own research on site. We would definitely like to thank you Franconian wine country for the support of this trip and at the Company Knaus for the campervan that was provided for this trip. However, our opinion remains as our own.

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City of Ochsenfurt and its sights

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika

4 thoughts too "City of Ochsenfurt and its sights"

  1. Hello Monika and Petar,

    It's always amazing how many great places there are in Germany and which you hardly ever visit. Ochsenfurt sounds exciting.

    Best regards,

    1. Dear Gabriela,

      You're right. Often we know the names but have no idea how beautiful some places are. It was the same with Ochsenfurt. We have been there several times in the meantime.

      Best regards,

  2. Hello Monika and Petar,

    a friend of mine is from Ochsenfurt and now lives with his family in the Allgäu. He often told me about the half-timbered town on the Main. Germany has so many nice corners. You do not always have to travel far. It is worthwhile to spend a weekend or a holiday there. Not only because of the delicious, Franconian specialties. Greetings Andreas

    1. Hi Andrew,

      I can only agree. Ochsenfurt is a really beautiful city, as is the Fachwerkorte am Main. We liked it very much in the Franconian wine country. And yes, not only because of the Franconian specialties. :).

      Best regards,

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