Due to the market privilege, that was already granted as early as 1363, Burgwindheim was an important trading post in the Steigerwald forest area. The baroque Palace, the courthouse, the former post office which belonged to the family Thurn and Taxis and a lot of impressive houses still shape the almost unchanged magnificent view of Burgwindheim. Nice restaurants and many fairs invite you to stay and enjoy a drink.
Sights: Baroque Palace, parish church, pilgrimage chapel
Activities: many marked hiking and biking trails
Chapel of the Holy Blood in Burgwindheim (Heilig-Blut-Kapelle)
Important pilgrimage church in the Steigerwald nature park The pilgrimage chapel of the Holy Blood was built from 1594 to 1597. Close by is the Holy-Blood fountain where a spring was discovered in 1626. A lavatorium was built by Leonhard Dienzenhofer in 1730
Schloss Burgwindheim Palace
A baroque gem in Steigerwald nature park You can visit the parish hall and the grand staircase in this impressive baroque palace, that used to belong to Ebrach Monastery
Town hall Burgwindheim municipality
The market town of Burgwindheim is a popular pilgrimage site. Burgwindheim and its ten affiliated villages are embedded in the nature of the central Steigerwald forest. The market rights were granted to the town in 1363 and it is therefore the oldest market town in the entire Steigerwald. After ...
Where Miracles Happen
Length 7 km, Approximate time 2 hours
Erstmals 1136 erwähnt erhielt Burgwindheim im Tal der Mittleren Ebrach bereits 1363 das Marktrecht und ist damit der älteste Markt des Steigerwalds. Bei der Fronleichnamsprozession im Jahr 1465 ereignete sich hier einst ein Hostienwunder. Eine Monstranz mitsamt Hostie fiel zu Boden, die ...