Ochsenfurt is a Main River cruise port and town in Germany's Bavaria state (Wurzburg district) with population around 11,000. Ochsenfurt is approx 21 km (13 mi) south of Wurzburg. Town's economy is heavily based on verification (winemaking) and agriculture, also on brewing (beer production) and malting (converting raw grain into malt). The town is also well known for having one of Germany's largest sugar plants - owned by Sudzucker AG (Europe's largest sugar producer / ~4,8 million tons annual production).
Wurzburg and Ochsenfurt am Main are the cruise ports for Rothenburg ob der Tauber. On river cruises, Rothenburg is accessed via Romantische Strasse (Germany's "Romantic Road") that passes through both states - Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg. The route's scenery is marked by small medieval towns, castles and palaces. Following the debarkation in Wurzburg, cruisers are bused to Rothenburg. After touring the Old Town follows a short drive to Ochsenfurt (Main River) where they reboard the cruise ship at lunchtime. In the afternoon, cruise tourists usually enjoy free time exploration in Ochsenfurt then return to the boat to continue the voyage.