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Enjoying a luscious location in the heart of one of Germany’s most beautiful regions, Schweinfurt is a traditional and talismanic town in which half-timbered houses and authentic elegance reign supreme. Residing upon the resplendent Main River, the town twists and turns to reveal impressive monuments and remarkably restored architecture that was formerly ravaged by wartime bombings; medieval majesty is the primary theme in this town, whose aesthetic is almost as appealing as its atmosphere. Typical Bavarian beer gardens and cellars offer tasty treats that are sure to appease an appetite for authenticity.
A central point in which to enjoy some of the city’s most symbolic sights is undoubtedly the Schweinfurter Rathaus Square, a charming expanse dominated by the grand and Gothic Town Hall. In the centre, an impressive monument commemorates Friedrich Ruckert, a prominent personality born in Schweinfurt. Around this statue, many markets and festivals are enjoyed throughout the eventful cultural calendar.
The nation’s artistic endeavours are celebrated within the Museum Georg Schafer, an artfully lit and airy exhibition whose primary focus is 19th century paintings from German speaking artists. Wander the bejewelled halls in order to discover captivating landscapes, postured portraits and creative scenes of battle and bloodshed.
In a town named after the very animal that produces pork, it would be unforgivable not to sample a succulent tenderloin or crackling covered joint of roasted pork. Rustic and atmospheric, Neue Schranne Restaurant serves dishes inspired by the rich regional culinary heritage of the area. Sample roasted pork accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes, seasoned fries and field fresh vegetables. (Friedhofstrasse 26, Schweinfurt, Germany)