Ruine Schönrain

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Recommended by 34 out of 35 hikers


  • DB Regio Bayern

    This former Benedictine monastery has a wild history of destruction and rebuilding. It was largely destroyed in the War of 1525, the Count of Rieneck built it as a residential castle again. The castle was taken over by the church after the death of the last Count and dismantled by hordes of pillage farmers during the secularization of Franconia in the 19th century.

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    • May 26, 2016

  • Breggi

    The Main Bridge in Gemünden is again passable. There are two different ways to get to the castle from Hofstetten. Parking is available after the cemetery on the left side of Hofstetten coming from.

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    • January 18, 2019

  • Alga98

    As long as the bridge in Gemünden is not finished yet, there is the possibility to "shorten" the SPW 1 and to walk to Hofstetten. From there, a ferry goes to Gemünden from where you have back to the train.

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    • September 9, 2017

  • Christian

    Schönrain am Main was founded around 1080 as a Benedictine monastery, partially destroyed in the German Peasants' War in 1525 and rebuilt as a residential palace by the Counts of Rieneck. After the death of the last countess (1574), Schönrain served as a fief for the bishopric of Würzburg until the beginning of the 19th century as a home for the forest administrators. After Napoleon's victory over Austria, the end of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation and the associated connection of the Franconian areas to the newly created Kingdom of Bavaria (1806), Schönrain was not spared from secularization.

    The ruins are traversed by the Schönraintunnel, located above the Main and opposite Neuendorf on the southwestern end of the district of the city of Gemünden am Main, in the Lower Franconian district of Main-Spessart in Bavaria. The Franconian Marienweg runs right by the ruins.önrain_am_Main

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    • December 12, 2019

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Location: Gemünden am Main, Main-Spessart, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation230 m

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