Weinberge bei Volkach

Experience Volkach

Our tour guide will happily show you Volkach during a stroll through the old city center. Or you could visit the museum Kartause Astheim in the nearby village. This tour will teach you about the importance of art when it comes to telling people about the Christian faith. Or did you already know, that the Riemenschneider-Madonna in the church “Maria im Weingarten” was stolen during one of the most spectacular art thefts in the history of the 60s? Thieves took the life-size figure on the 7. August 1962 and demanded ransom of 100.000 DM. Volkach could not pay that amount of money, but the chief editor of the magazine “Stern” at the time, was generous and so the people of Volkach got back their Madonna.