Volkach / Germany
Volkach is a town, located on the Main, in Unterfranken / Bavaria ( Kitzingen county) with about 9,500 inhabitants. Volkach was documented for the first time when in 906, the Franconian king donated the settlement to the monastery of Fulda. The port of the city now has moorings for passenger and freight ships. The two vehicle ferries, which connect the districts of Fahr and Escherndorf with Kaltenhausen and Nordheim am Main, are a special feature. The Mainschleifenbahn, which has been closed down, has now been commissioned again for the tourist railway transportation. Volkach is also known for its main Franconian wine-growing region.
On a stroll through the city center you will discover a lot of historical things. The town hall was built in 1544 as the successor of a "townhouse", mentioned in writing in 1484. On the market square stands the market fountain, built in 1480, with its octagonal basin, which was renewed around 1720. On all four sides are old town houses lining the square. Also worth a visit is the church of St. Bartholomew (15th / 16th century), with its Renaissance fresco (1559), its baroque altars and its rococo collection (18th century). On the west side is the St. Nicholas Chapel from 1463.
Do not miss the Schelfenhaus, a Baroque palace from 1719/20, the pilgrimage church of St. Maria (15th century) with the Rosary Madonna by T. Riemenschneider (16th century), the Upper (Sommeracher) Gate, the Franciscan Monastery and many more !