The lands along the Main River promise the epitome of Bavarian history and culture. Medieval villages, sprawling vineyards, quaint cottages, and ancient castles line the slopes of this peaceful, wandering waterway, providing a glimpse into a less-travelled side of Germany.
Winding across Central Germany, the Main River is formed by the joining of the Red Main and the White Main, meeting the Rhine River at the picturesque town of Mainz. A marvel of modern engineering, the Main-Danube canal stretches for 170 kilometres from Bamberg to Regensburg with a total of 16 locks, making it possible to travel via river cruise ship from the North Sea to the Black Sea.
Discover this breathtaking city's grand cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the river Regnitz, and serpentine streets lined with charming houses and 18th-century mansions.
Known as the "Pearl of the Romantic Road," Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Explore its towering fortress and baroque Bishop’s Residenz with a local guide.
The dynamic town of Frankfurt is a study in contrasts, with its modern skyline overlooking centuries-old historic sights. Be sure to stop by a local beer garden for a stein of local brew.