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
Veitshöchheim is where I spent my early years until I moved to the city of Würzburg
Jagdschloss or Hunters Castle for the Prince-Bishops
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.
The Veitshöchheimer Jagdschloss or Hunter castle, and Rokoko Gardens with a building made out of sea shells (Schneckenhaus). On the lake you see a flying horse called the “Pegasus”
The famous Veitshöchheim Fasching Comedy shows are well known all over Germany. The shows are held in the Frankenhalle mid to end of February.
Late February, the big attraction of the year is Fasching or Karneval.
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.
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 charming street scape of the Kirchstrasse. Spundloch Restaurant with a courtyard. 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”
Taking a 20 minute boat ride to Würzburg
I love to paint, here is my Watercolor painting of Veitshöchheim Old Town (Altort)