Freudenberg

Historic half-timbered houses in the old town of Freudenberg, Germany
Historic half-timbered houses in the old town of Freudenberg, Germany

Located in the foothills of the Odenwald, close to Miltenberg, Freudenberg is the most north-easterly town of the state of Baden-Württemberg, and claims almost 800 years of history. Overlooked by the castle ruins of Burg Freudenberg, which were extensively renovated to preserve its historical links, the town is nestled along the banks of the Main River.

The Main is a huge part of the life of each resident of Freudenberg. Originally a place of work for sailors and fishermen, today it is known as a resort for socialising and recreation, and is a popular tourist destination.

The Main Promenade in the town is characterised by half-timbered houses and narrow, winding streets, encouraging visitors to explore around the next corner. The entire town is a collection of listed buildings, including the baroque-styled gallery, housing a collection of ship models, and St. Laurentius Church, dating back to the 13th century and well worth a visit.

Wander or cycle along the purpose-built bike paths, relax at the bathing lake, or take a visit to the free zoo in the town, housing over 80 exotic animals. For the more adventurous, there are bike paths leading up into the surrounding forest and providing magnificent views of the town and the Main’s riverscapes.

Cruises

Europe's Scenic Rivers
Europe's Scenic Rivers

Departs: Düsseldorf • Wed 02 Oct 2019
23 nights • Brabant • R192628

  • Savour very special sights and experiences in seven incredible countries on this exhilarating, 23-night exploration of Europe’s most scenic rivers
  • Explore Germany, passing through the breathtaking Lower Moselle, Middle Rhine and Main valleys and visiting captivating towns and cities such as Cologne, Würzburg and Bamberg before joining the mighty Danube River for an epic journey all the way to the Black Sea
  • Along the Danube you’ll discover major cities such as Vienna and Budapest; marvel at the stunning scenery of the iconic Iron Gates gorges; have the chance to tour through the remote Danube Delta; and much more

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Cruising the Rhine, Main & Moselle
Cruising the Rhine, Main & Moselle

Departs: Düsseldorf • Wed 02 Oct 2019
7 nights • Brabant • R1926

  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Germany to the full, from enchanting destinations steeped in history to the stunning scenery of the Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers
  • Take in postcard-perfect scenery from on board Brabant ­– a storybook of world-famous vineyards, impressive castles and palaces and delightful towns unfolds as you sail through picturesque valleys and glorious German countryside
  • Don’t miss chances to marvel at the arresting sight of Cologne’s magnificent cathedral; see the imposing Reichsburg Castle in fairytale-esque Cochem; explore Bavaria’s ‘Franconian Rome’, Bamberg; and much more ashore too

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