Markt Ippesheim, the largest wine growing community in Central Franconia (Northern Bavaria), is situated on the south border of the Steigerwald region, about 40 km south of Wuerzburg. It is a typical franconian community with about 1.200 inhabitants. It consists of three villages: Bullenheim, Herrnberchtheim and Ippesheim. In addition to the traditionally renowned vineyards it also hosts a new industrial area on the Gollhofen turnoff of the A7 motorway.
In Ippesheim church and castle Lichtenstein are looking down from the hill on typical Franconian houses inviting the visitor to stay. Signposted hiking tours will lead the traveller through the valley of the Iff with its old watermills up through the vineyards to the adjacent Steigerwald forrest.
Bullenheim presents itself with its old franconian style town hall and the old church in Franconian splendor. Hiking paths lead you up the Bullenheim hill (the so called Paradise) through vineyards with a number of small stands where the art of vine making is explained to visitors. For those interested in archaeology, there is an excavations site from the ancient (Celtic) times.
Old Epitaphien are on the old cemetery walls surrounding the church in Herrnberchtheim.
Our own wines can be tested in many inns and our special farmerinns (so called Heckenwirtschaft). This small taverns on the farmstead of the vintagers offer a special atmosphere. Visitors of Ippesheim can stay here and enjoy our great wines and try also our many hiking ways. It is also possible to start nice sightseeing tours in many interesting places like Ansbach, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg on river Tauber and Wuerzburg also one day trips to Munich and the castle Neuschwanstein.
Or you visit one of our many wine celebrations to feel like an real Franconian!
Also from airplane you can enjoy our landscape. More information at the UL-airfield Ippesheim.
Visit us to see more! You can reach us best via our town hall:
+49 9339 1444