Iphofen lies at the foot of the Schwanberg surrounded by vineyards and ancient villages. The first Silvaner vine was planted in the area in 1692. Founded in 751, the enchanting town still features narrow cobbled streets and timber-frame houses (Fachwerkhäuser) enclosed by a mighty town wall. The numerous wine festivals are held in front of the baroque city hall. Although almost as well-preserved as Rothenburg, Iphofen is less well known and thus less touristy. Many hiking trails lead into the nearby Steigerwald.
Guided tour through Rothenburg
This entertaining one-hour tour of old town with Rothenburg ob der Tauber's night-watchman informs about the history of Rothenburg: from its beginnings to the miraculous protection from the bombardments during World War II.
Baroque building and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Only a short distance from the Würzburg's old town, with its crooked half-timbered houses, narrow streets and beautiful squares, lies the bishop's residence in an extensive and beautiful park. The work of Baltasar Neumann resulted in one of the most magnificent buildings of the Baroque period and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The immense and marvelous staircase is overwhelming. To this day the 600-square-foot vaulted painted ceiling boasts the largest ceiling fresco in the world. After appreciating the artworks one of the many wine bars of the old town invite you to enjoy a glass of Bocksbeutel.