From Beer to Wine Country

June 13th

The next village we choose is Dettelbach am Main. The small village also has an impressive town hall.

Town Hall of Dettelbach
Town Hall of Dettelbach
Sun Dial at the Town Hall of Dettelbach
Sun Dial at the Town Hall of Dettelbach

The campsite is right at the bank of the river.

Campsite at the River Main
Campsite at the River Main

On the map, the station is outside but not very far. What you can’t see on our map the road goes permanently uphill. It is quite stressy and it takes longer than we thought. From our preferred train to Schweinfurt we can only see the backlights. But we are flexible and change our destination downstream to Kitzingen. But the bike track and signs are very bad. Once we almost ended up at the autobahn!

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We are very exhausted when we eventually reach again the river. We bike back to Dettelbach.

Even we are in wine country now the restaurants outside are still called „Biergarten“. The preferred drink changes from „Kellerbier“ to „Weinschorle“ (spritzer).

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After a rest, I bike upstream to Münsterschwarzach where a gigantic abbey sits above the tiny village.

Abbey Münsterschwarzach
Abbey Münsterschwarzach

Since I am on the other side of the river now I decide to bike to the tiny ferry right across our campsite. Unfortunately, it is Saturday and the service stops earlier. This means I have to bike all the way back – altogether this means 52km.

Main Ferry
Main Ferry

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