Seat of the Princes of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
The City of Wertheim was established on the former area occupied by Kreuzwertheim. The city was split into two parts, modern Wertheim and Kreuzwertheim, with the reorganisation of Europe by Napoleon in 1806. The river Main became the border between the two towns.
Kreuzwertheim Castle is one of the sights of the city. It was originally constructed by the Princely House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg from 1736 to 1738 as a home for widows, and was then converted into a residence by Prince Ernst and Princess Wanda in 1890. It serves as the residence of the Princes of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg to this day. Still a home, it is not open for guided tours, but is still one of the most striking locations in the town centre and a living testimony to history.