Nr. on the small map: 16 (Miltenberg)
The Archbishops of Mainz had the Mildenburg built at the end of the 12th century to secure their powerful position and to serve as a customs office. Around 1200, the castle keep was added, the first official reference dates to 1226. Rather diverse periods in history affected the castle: extending, capturing, damaging and reconstructing.
The owners also have changed repeatedly since 1803. The Mildenburg has been property of the town since 1979. From the keep you have a stunning view into the river valley and onto the town. Having been renovated extensively, the castle is now used as Museum Burg Miltenberg and you can take a closer look at a fascinating interaction of ancient ikons (16th to 19th century from Russian and Greek provenance) and contemporary art. The pieces are from the 20th and 21st century, e.g. by artists like Barlach, Beuys, Fräger, Lange, Lehnen, Morgner, Polke, Stötzer, Stoltz, Triegel, and Williken. Set your eyes on the endless panorama of the Main River or take a look at the artworks offering a glance beyond the boundaries of our life and world. The artists’ spiritual intentions to cross frontiers inspire the visitors to open their horizons and envision this particular dimension of the museum.
Museum Burg Miltenberg
16th March to 1st November: Tue – Sun 11.00-17.30 h
2nd November to 15th March: Winter break
Guided tours can be offered outside opening hours as well