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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Welcome to Lohr!!!

Today, I learned more about my village Lohr am Main. I realised that I had never shared information about the place I call home. 
As you can see from the map, Lohr sits on the banks of the river Main, surrounded by green meadows, fields and softly rising wooded hills. It is a peaceful little village amidst unspoilt nature.
Lohr am Main has been settled since the 8th century, and was first mentioned in documents in 1295. To this day, Lohr has retained its medieval charm. If you wander through the streets and lanes, you can sense how alive history is...
Some of the important sights in Lohr am Main are the Old Town Hall, the 14th/15th century castle, the "Bayersturm" watchtower and the parish church.
The Town Hall
The Castle which is also the Spessart Museum.

Once upon a time in the castle in Lohr, there lived a widowed Count, whose beautiful daughter was not popular with the step mother, because the "mirror, mirror, on the wall" refused to recognise this lady "as the fairest of them all". This "speaking mirror" continues to hang in the Spessart Museum today.
               We are also surrounded by the Spessart(forest) with unique flora and fauna. If you go walking in the Spessart, you can hear the woodpecker and so many other birds.
Whether on foot or by bike, a journey through the Spessart is always a unique experience. This was quite some learning we did today!!! I hope you enjoyed the tour of my little village!! For more on what the ladies learned today, head over to Communal Global.


  1. Thanks for the tour of your lovely village. I love it! I especially love the Old Town Hall. :)

  2. I was glad to read about your lovely village and look at all the wonderful photos. thanks for sharing .

  3. I like a really nice contribution, the images and the information about the city are very interesting.

    Liebe Grüße, Petra

  4. Wow, that's just beautiful and 1295.....I bet you guys have some good ghost stories and maybe even some haunted houses...eerie! I bet there are tons of historical places that are so beautiful and tells of a rich history!

  5. You live in such a fairytale like setting:) I just love it!

  6. This was so amazing to read today! I love the pictures and I loved learning about your town. The forest is GORGEOUS! Wow. I love the Castle also and can just imagine the magic mirror on the wall. Thank you for this fascinating post. It is so much fun to come and visit you each week!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing. What a great little town you live in. Beautiful buildings and beautiful photos!

  8. Great post. I have never been to Germany, but today I felt like I was there with you.

  9. What a beautiful place...that forest is incredible, and I love places with midieval charm. Great post!


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