Every time I have a town to write about I try to put myself in your shoes. What would you be interested in? What would you like to hear about? Some towns are known for their scenic beauty, while others are known for their history or super-fun events. Lucky for us, the lovely town of Asbach in the Westerwald has it all.
That makes my job so much easier. ;-)
I didn’t say it was a lot though. But, what Asbach does have is pretty awesome. Surrounded by high hills and thick, lush trees is the Wiedtal — a valley with the Wied River that’s great for canoeing or just talking a stroll along its banks.
Because Asbach lies around the Rhine Westerwald Nature Park, there’s a large network of trails and paths that can be traversed by bicycle or by the power of your own two feet. Three routes specifically will take you around to the best of Asbach, and maps are readily available so you don’t get lost.
You could get lost in the prettiness of Asbach’s Wallfahrtskirche in the village of Niedermühlen, the history of the Monastery Ehrenstein, or the chapel of Ütgenbach.
Museum goers should go on over to the Landschaftsmuseum, with exhibits on all the basalt quarrying that went on here over the years.
A few of Asbach’s events have also been going on over the years, yet each one is grand in its own right. Springtime brings on one of Asbach’s Markets, while May is the most popular month for festivities with both the Parish Festival and the Fun Fair. August brings on another Fair, this time with the annual Krammarkt.
Trains are always fun, so going to see the town’s Steam Locomotive is in order. Just call ahead for an appointment so they can open it up for you.
All this can sure make you tired, so hopefully you’ve found your perfect guesthouse or camp site to get some much needed rest. If you’re hungry, you’ve got a choice of everything from taverns to ice cream shops.
I know ice cream doesn’t count as real food, but it makes me happy. Plus, when I’m happy, it makes my job go so much easier. Exactly like the town of Asbach did. ;-)