The historic Old Town of Lohr is on the right bank of the Main River. It’s a good place to stop for lunch or a drink, or just to have a look around.
One of the more fascinating little museums in this part of Germany is the School Museum on the left bank of the Main River in Lohr.
The museum traces the development of schools and their function in society from the 19th century to the present. It includes an authentic classroom from the year 1910, and also has exhibits showing how the schools were used for indoctrination in the Second German Empire (1871-1918) and by the Nazis in the 1930s and 40s, as well as by the Communist government in the former East Germany.
As of 2022, the museum is only open Wednesday through Sunday from 2 to 4 pm (14.00 to 16.00), so try to time your visit accordingly.
Rothenfels is a town on the right bank of the Main River, eighteen kilometers downstream from Lohr. Up on the hill, in Rothenfels Castle, there is a youth hostel with 164 beds, in rooms of various sizes for individual travelers and for groups.
As I have already mentioned in various other posts, the name of the river Main rhymes with Rhine and is pronounced like the English word mine. It has nothing to do with the English word main.
My photos in this post are from 2004. I revised the text in 2022.
See more posts on the Main Valley Bicycle Route.
2 thoughts on “Main Valley Tour: Lohr”
That sounds like an interesting little museum featuring something a bit different. I bet the 1930s period would contain some harrowing detail of brainwashing.
Interessant, dass es auch ein Schulmuseum dort gibt. Ich sehe mir gerne solche kleinen Museen an. LG Ulrike