If you’re looking for a central place to stay in Germany, close to the cities of Heidelberg, Mannheim, and Karlsruhe — then you couldn’t ask for anything better than Altlußheim. That’s not to say that’s all Altlußheim has going for it, far from it.
Now you know I never make statements like that without being able to back it up — so let’s get on with it. All right? ;-)
I’d have to say the best place to start your visit to Altlußheim would be the Rhine Promenade, an area where the Rhine River bends full of park benches for quiet reflection, and trails for leisurely strolls or more active bike rides. See that bridge? Cross it and you’re in Speyer.
Altlußheim — Top Areas Of Interest
Wait, you don’t want to go there (yet). You haven’t experienced one of Altlußheim’s many festivals. It seems there’s one every time you turn around… let’s see, what is there? There’s an obligatory Christmas Market, of course. Then they’ve got the Summer Festival (June); a 2-day Fischerfest (August); a 4-day Kerwe in October; a Straßenfest (Street Festival) in September; and the famous Strandfest (Beach Festival) in June.
Altlußheim’s beach is good almost anytime of year, well, more specifically May to September. The Blausee is wonderful family fun, with not only a sandy beach, but has a playground for the kids and a BBQ area when you want to grill up some goodies.
The town has two unique museums, one is all about cars and motorcycles (known as AUTOVISION Museum); the other’s all about the hair salon business (called Schnuteputzers Friseurmuseum, funny name isn’t it) — and how it’s changed over the last 100 years.
That sounds like a long time ago, but nothing compared to Altlußheim’s start on an old Roman Road. I guess that kind of makes the town’s Protestant Church of St. Nicholas not seem all that old either; but trust me, it is, it was built in the 1700s.
Where can you go from here? Anywhere you want, but remember this is the Rhine-Neckar Region — and you’re not too far from the Kraichgau, so find a hiking trail — and get to walking; or you can come to the town’s Bird Park, open year round to see all kinds of feathery friends.
Sure you can find all this in some of the big cities surrounding Altlußheim, but you won’t find it with this town’s style and panache, that’s for sure! ;-)