The original name Wertheim means something like hometown on a safe bank. It is located at the meeting of the Main and Tauber Rivers. During the 12th Century, the Princess of Wertheim had the Upper Castle, the great hall of which has survived. In the 16th Century the Lower Castle was built. It was destroyed, however, by imperial troops and is one of the largest castle ruins in Germany. A pretty and typical German town.

Princess's house
Florist window
Central market
City wall and hospital
City wall
High water marker

At left is the marker on the side of a building which shows the year on the left and the water height on the right. This indicates flood levels over the years.

Old cafe
Well - 1500's