Kitzingen Stories and Tips

Historic Downtown

One of the Streets in Kitzingen Photo, Kitzingen, Germany

Kitzingen is a medium-sized town in Bavaria, located in the wine-growing region of Upper Franconia. To find it on a map, locate Wuerzburg and go slightly southeast. It is easily accessible from Autobahn 3 or 7 and is about the midway point between Nurnberg and Frankfurt.

It would be a nice place to stop and have a little snack or lunch while daytripping through Bavaria. Sprinkled throughout the downtown area are many shops and cafes. Most locals speak some English due to the large military population in the surrounding area.

There is a wonderful little shop called Basement Treasures, which is open in the afternoon and carries antiques and other old things of interest. They also usually have a decent selection of Polish pottery.

There are five parking areas in Kitzingen. All are fairly easy to locate with signs. Just put some euro coins into the Parkshein Automat and get a ticket, which will have a time printed out to place on the dash. The Politzei in the town are very good about checking for expired tickets so be warned!

Be sure to check out the old and very quaint Rathaus (town hall) along the pedestrian walkway and also the alt Brucke (old bridge) where there is a nice view of the Main River (pronounced "Mine"). During the summer months, there is an outdoor schwimmbad (a public pool, but really nice) with slides and such that is quite popular.

The hills around Kitzingen are full of local vineyards so try some of the wonderful local Frankonian wines while visiting. If you go to one of the small cafes or bakeries, try their tasty cinnamon and nut rolls, called Schnekenusse. They are great with a nice strong cup of coffee! Stop and enjoy a few leisurely hours in Kitzingen.

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