My fathers birthplace, Dettelbach, This medieval town was first mentioned in 741 a.D. I spend my summers there with uncles and aunts, where I stayed in my grandfathers home built in 1560. I still hold a special connection with this historic town
Below the ally of my grandparents home. I spend many summers there
The medieval city fortification with 52 watch towers and five city gates is almost completely preserved, despite demolitions.
Already in the 19th century, three of the five city gates were sacrificed due to traffic. Very well preserved are the Brücker Tor in the north and the Faltertor at the northeast corner of the city wall.
Just as medieval are the narrow cobble stone streets and half-timbered houses. Particularly worth seeing is the late Gothic town hall, and the ensemble around the small marketplace below the town church. According to a legend, the architect is said to have planned the town hall, so that three people can enter the town hall simultaneously without being seen (outside staircase, passage, from the west side). Below the town church, a pillory with pedestal and iron bar and the inscription “For bad People” can still be seen.
Next to Maria im Sand from anno 1616, which is a a pilgrimage church, was a Franciscan monastery. My Oma and Opa lay in the adjacent cemetery.
A special local pastry specialty are the Muskatzinen cookies, which are made out of spiced dough with loop-shaped wooden models, then baked and available in the two pastry shops/cafes of the city.
I highly recommend getting the new Rick Steves “Germany” Books. They can be purchased right here