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Rococo garden near the "Schloss" (château)

Veitshöchheim is a town of 9,500 people (2020) in Lower Franconia, Germany. Its main claim to fame and indeed the first thing many people think of when hearing the name is the fact that Fastnacht in Franken, a humorous TV program during carnival, is shot here.


Street scene in Veitshöchheim
Gasthof Blaue Traube, 18th century
Church of Sankt Veit, 17th century

Veitshöchheim is a very beautiful small town with a château (Schloss) and a Rococo garden. The town itself has a very well preserved, picturesque look. The edges of town have a semi-rural look.

An approximate pronunciation of Veitshöchheim for English speakers is: fights-HURKH-highm.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

  • 1 Veitshöchheim station. Veitshöchheim's railway station lies on the Main-Spessart railway line from the Würzburg main railway station to Aschaffenburg und Hanau via Karlstadt. Veitshöchheim (Q801556) on Wikidata Veitshöchheim station on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

Veitshöchheim lies directly on route B 27 from Würzburg to Fulda. There are driving restrictions in the centre of town. There is free parking by the river bank in front of the Mainfrankenhalle.

By boat[edit]

If you are based in Würzburg, take a round-trip boat trip on the Main river to Veitshöchheim. The tour boat runs several times daily from April to mid-October, a one-way trip lasting about 40 minutes. A regular one way ticket is €9 a round trip will set you back €12. Reduced rates for kids.

Get around[edit]

Map of Veitshöchheim

The best way to see the town is on foot.


There are various picturesque streets within the town itself.

  • 1 Veitshöchheim Schloss (château). The former summer residence of the prince bishop of Würzburg. Veitshöchheim Palace (Q1573522) on Wikidata
  • Rococo garden.
  • 2 Pfarrkirche St. Vitus. A church built in 1690/91. Pfarrkirche (Q2323660) on Wikidata
  • Railway station. Built in 1850.
  • Tower (near the station). A quaint old tower guarding a canal supplying water to the schloss.
  • 3 Jüdisches Kulturmuseum Veitshöchheim. A museum dedicated to the Jewish history of this and other rural communities in Franconia. Synagoge Veitshöchheim und Jüdisches Kulturmuseum (Q1716814) on Wikidata








Go next[edit]


Margetshöchheim is a pleasant town across the river from Veitshöchheim. There is a pedestrian bridge over the river Main between Veitshöchheim (north side of town) and Margetshöchheim.

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