This is where I spent my early years, until I moved to the city of Würzburg.
Veitshöchheim, is a suburb of Würzburg and only 7 km down the Main River. A well-known place, from which the successful broadcast “Fastnacht in Franken” has been shown on German TV for three decades. You could compare it with Mardi Gras in the US.
At this time the big attraction of the year is Fasching or Karneval.
The Fasching parades and comedy shows are mostly in the Southern part of Germany, and mid to end of February.
The jewel of the place and symbol of its history is the famous Rococo garden with the associated summer residence of the Würzburg Prince-Bishops, designed by Balthasar Neumann. This garden is unique in Germany and is also unparalleled in Europe, and it still provides a vivid idea of horticultural art in the 18th century.
Worthwhile is a visit through the picturesque old town with its flower-filled streets. As I am walking to the banks of the Main river, there are various leisure activities on which the excursion boats to Würzburg depart. Strolling down the Main Riverwalk, there are many cafes and restaurants – the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Main view over coffee or wine.
A Holiday home we rent is down by the Riverwalk, near the dock where the boats leave to Würzburg
One morning I got up early to do my Brötchen run, the sun was just right when I took these photos. Down by the River are my favorite restaurants. I love to sit there watching people walk by and strike up conversations.
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Pfifferlinge (Chanterelle) mushroom season is end of August. Almost every entree can be had with these mushrooms. Drinking Eis Kaffee at the Main Riverwalk is our past time when it’s hot out. Eis Kaffee is vanilla ice cream with cold coffee and topped with whipping cream.
The Veitshöchheimer Jagdschloss or Hunter castle, and Rokoko Gardens with a building made out of sea shells (Schneckenhaus). To the left on the lake you see a flying horse called the “Pegasus”
Love sitting at the street cafe’s and Biergarten only a couple feet from the holiday home
Taking a 20 minute boat ride to Würzburg
The charming street scape of the Kirchstrasse. Spundloch Restaurant to the left, with the courtyard below. Sankt Vitus Catholic Church is right across. Houses are heavily decorated with flowering Window boxes. Veitshöchheim had won Awards for being the most flowering town of Germany, Winner of 2009 “Deutschland blüht auf”
My Watercolor Painting of Veitshöchheim Old Town (Altort)