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Outings and Excursions

The Elisabeth Fountain lies on the edge of a forest near the village Schröck (neues Fenster)Elizabeth’s Fountain
In the village of Schröck,
Water well with fountain in elaborate Renaissance décor from 1596.

Even from afar, you can sight the town of Amöneburg characteristically perched upon its 365 m lone massif. Not only because of the breathtaking view across the Marburg countryside are visitors attracted to this peak. Whether it be spears and flints in the museum, a stroll along the walls encircling the town, the traditional craftsmanship in the Brücker Mill, or an excursion tracing St. Boniface’ path: step-by-step you can delve into the diverse history of this town. Your eyes will feast upon the colourful traditional costumes, the intricately decorated Easter eggs and the stately towns inviting you on a voyage of discovery.

The Collegiate Church of St. John the Baptist in Amöneburg
The church, built on this basalt stump, is visible from far away, and towers over the roofs of the historical old town of Amöneburg. The Collegiate Church is from the 18th century and has been newly renovated. From this site the holy Bonifacius (the Apostle of the Germans) in 721 began his missionary activities in upper Hesse. Opposite the remains of the old fort are still to be seen.

Guided tours are possible by arrangement.
Tel. 06422/2103

Brücker Mühle in Amöneburg
The Brücker Mühle is a living cultural and industrial monument where grain has been milled since 1248. The mill can be driven by its own water-powered generator and by arrangement can be visited.
In the courtyard food and drink are available and a good assortment of bio-products can be bought in the shop. A wide range of cultural events take place in the Brücker
Guided tours by arrangement.
Am Friedenstein 6
Tel.: +49 (0)6422 / 850864

Trachtenmuseum Roßdorf - Museum of Traditional Dress
Here are exhibited traditional clothing that is no longer worn, also the way of life in villages, and the customs from the cradle to the grave. Viewing is by arrangement. The Catholic women‘s clothing worn for feast days with its coloured bands and richly decorated headware together with attire of the men form a centrepiece of this collection. Haus der Vereine (= clubhouse)
Zur Bornwiese 1
35287 Amöneburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 6422 / 3575

Zeiteninsel (= Time Island) Niederweimar
Since about 1990 archaeological relics have been found here near to the gravelworks of Niederweimar. The remains of medieval and late medieval Settlement were discovered here. In this site an open-air-achaeological Museum, the "Zeiteninsel" has been in existence sinde 2010. Various plant communities were established on a 3.5 hectare, landscape site ande sorround the different locationsof interest on this 'Time Island'

The Otto Ubbelohde House and Garden in Goßfelden
Here can be found the living house and the Studio of the Hesse landscape painter and graphic Artist Otto Ubbelohde (1867 - 1922). He became well known for his illustrations for the fairytales and legends recorded by the Brothers Grimm. His Studio, which is in original condition, has not only a permanent exhibition of his work but also regularly changing exhibitions of his drawings.

Opening times:
Saturday-Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
No entrance Charge, guided tours by arrangement
Otto-Ubbelohde-Weg 30
Tel.: +49 (0)6423 / 964402

Christenberg Münchhausen
The Christenberg is a very popular Destination for trips. The Martins Church and an ehibition in the old sacristy can be visited. If you walk around the hill Plateau you will find the remains of old fortifications; the Kesterberg of the Franks and there is also a wonderful view from up here. The Christenberg is also the starting Point for hikes and walks. The Waldgasthaus (Woodland Restaurant) Christenberg invites you for refreshments.
Christenberg 3
35117 Münchhausen

Sculpture Path and Nature Adventure Erlensee in Kirchhain
The sculpture path connects the town of Kirchhain to the protected nature site: the Erlensee.
The path, about 2 km Long goes through the traffic-free zone of the town into the romantic little village. In the Anna park it crosses by the historical Garden Route Eder-Lahn-Diemel. The sculpture path will be Extended by a connection to the paper mill and paper garden and also to the nine watch towers on the river Worra. Various information boards, an acoustic info-station, a guide and information System for handicapped allow you to experience the nature site Erlensee with all your senses.
Acoustic Station opening times:
April - October, 1 pm - 4 pm and by arrangement.
Stadt Kirchhain

Schweinsberg Castle or Fort and the Schweinsberg Fen
At the edge of the Amöneburg Basin the Fort (built 1231 - 1234) Schweinsberg is to be found. Of the original fort courtyard buildings only the cellars and some ruins of walls have survived with the so-called "Fähnrichsbau" (1530 - 1532) a signal tower. The fort is privatly owned and therefore not open to the public. The fen which is a protected nature reserve, which has developed over last 10,000 years since the time of the last ice-age, is over 43 hectare in area and has a unique flora and fauna. A part of the fen has been modified to form an area of open water to provide an environment for water birds. In the fen are living and breeding many rare species of birds and it also forms an ideal Habitat for wild boar, foxes and deer.
Guided tours by arrangement
Am Bürgehaus 3
35260 Stadtallendorf

Rauischholzhausen was first mentioned 750-779 in the records of the monastery of Fulda. In 1330 it became the castle estate of the Rau of Holzhausen, who acquired it as a fief from the Archbishop of Mainz. The peasants were thus required to deliver and perform payments and services to the lords of Rau, who administered their own jurisdiction. When Hesse became Prussian in 1866, the last von Rau heir refused to enter the Prussian army and in 1871 he sold his entire possessions to the ambassadorial minister von Stumm, a member of the renowned industrial family Stumm of the Saarland. Stumm was imperial ambassador in Madrid and was raised to the hereditary nobility by Kaiser Friedrich.

The castle Rauischholzhausen was built between 1871-1875 and designed completely for representation. Luxurious detail is everywhere to be seen in its towers, gables, facades, ornate grilles and beautiful entrance portal.

The park’s English-style landscaping is largely adapted to the natural surroundings and contains almost 300 different kinds of trees and shrubs. Two brooks run through the park whose waters collect at several places to ponds. In 1945 the castle and park were handed over to the State of Hesse. The farming estate, built in the 16th century, had in
the meantime been given to the Kerckhoff Foundation of Bad Nauheim and was used by the University of Giessen for research purposes. Visitors should not miss a trip to the castle, the park and the farm - here you can find rest and relaxation.

Castle Ruins at Frauenberg
Along the left bank of the Lahn River, sandstone hills rise and extend to the edge of the community of Ebsdorfergrund, culminating in a natural peak upon which stand the ruins of the Castle Frauenberg (the "woman’s peak”).

In the year 1248 Sophie von Brabant, daughter of St. Elizabeth of Hungary and widow of Duke Heinrich von Brabant, came to Marburg to claim her late husband’s Thuringian inheritance. Among her opponents was also the Archbishop of Mainz who possessed Amöneburg in the vicinity of Marburg. In order to retain the landgrave’s possessions in Ebsdorfergrund, maintain control of the most important trade route to Amöneburg and counterpoise the Mainzer’s Ohm fortress, Sophie had the castle built in 1252 on the basalt peak that became commonly known as the Frauenberg, or, the "woman’s peak”. By the year 1489 the castle lay in ruins and the site was used as a quarry.

Today the site remains is a popular destination, enjoyed for its grand panorama. On clear days one has an incomparable view in all directions and can spot nearly forty villages and cities before the horizon. The vista can reach as far as the mountains Hohe Meissner or Feldberg in Taunus. Frauenberg is one of a total of seven Huguenot villages in Hesse that were founded between 1686 and 1706.

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