Welcome to Alzenau, a charming town located in the north of the Aschaffenburg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. With a population of around 19,000, Alzenau is a hidden gem that boasts a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Join us as we uncover the many treasures of Alzenau and reveal why this enchanting destination should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
Alzenau is one of the eastern outliers of the Frankfurt Rhine Main Region and is crossed by the river Kahl. Most of its constituent communities nestle on or between the slopes of the western outliers of the Spessart with its Hahnenkamm (436 m above Normalhöhennull). With roughly 2,600 ha of woodland and 85 ha of vineyards, it has been referred to as Stadt im Grünen (Town in the Green). Alzenau is only a short drive on the A 45 or trainride on the Kahlgrundbahn from Aschaffenburg, Hanau or Frankfurt am Main.
Alzenau’s quarters are Albstadt, Hörstein, Kälberau, Michelbach, and Wasserlos. The town’s history dates back to the Iron Age, with traces of settlement and graves from Hallstatt times. In the 12th century, the Freigericht (