Main Valley Tour: Lohr

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.

The School Museum in Lohr

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 town and castle

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.

A family cycling by the Main River, across from Rothenfels

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.
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