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Kitzingen, Germany Cruise Port

Wine enthusiasts enjoy cruising to Kitzingen, Germany which is surrounded by lush vineyards; the county of Kitzingen may very well be the largest wine producer in Bavaria and is the largest wine trade center in Franconia (an area with East Franconian culture and dialects). To land here, you'll cruise the lovely Main River, a tributary of the famous Rhine River, where you'll find the town with a charming origin story. In the 8th century, the Countess of Schwanberg promised to build a cloister on the spot where her missing jeweled scarf was found. A shepherd named Kitz found the errant scarf, got it named after him, and the resulting Benedictine cloister provided river defense. Evolving into one of the most important ports on the river, there are multiple culinary delights to pair with the wine. Here are a handful of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Kitzingen, Germany:
  • The Leaning Tower (sometimes called the Crooked Tower) is a museum today, and was built during the 13th century. According to legend, the wine-loving populace used wine instead of water to create the mortar for its base, which made it lean. Another says the builders just drank too much wine while building it.
  • Across from the tower is the Grave of Dracula – or so the locals claim. While the ball on top of the tower is said to contain the notorious count's heart, the nearby Kitzingen Old Cemetery is said to host his remains. Whether fact or fiction, the upside-down crosses on the tower create right-side up crosses on the graveyard, which make for a chilling good story.
  • The scenic Alte Mainbrucke or Old Main Bridge allegedly dates back to the Middle Ages. A picturesque point of interest on its own, it also supplies a view of the river and town.
  • The Gartenschaugelände or Garden City on the River is a modern park in which to rest when you need a break from sightseeing. Originally built as the site for a garden show, it's a great place to sit in the shade by the river and watch the world go by.

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