The Wassersschloss Mespelbrunn is the symbol of “Spessart Romanticism”. The picturesque Renaissance building became known to a wider audience as the setting for the 1957 film “Das Wirtshaus im Spessart” with Liselotte Pulver and Carlos Thompson. The traditional ancestral seat of the Counts of Ingelheim, called Echter von und zu Mespelbrunn, today attracts up to 100,000 visitors a year to the small Spessart village. Due to its hidden location, Mespelbrunn Castle remained almost undestroyed in the wars of the last centuries and was thus able to be preserved as an architectural monument through regular restorations. No wonder, then, that the picturesque castle is considered one of the most romantic sights in Germany today.