Böhl-Iggelheim Offers An Awesome Life Pleasure

I really like the town of Böhl-Iggelheim and I’m sure you will, too. I love its history (a tiny bit of it not too flattering). But, don’t misunderstand me, I said a bit of it, not all of it. And it certainly doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy Böhl-Iggelheim. Quite the opposite, really.

By exploring each village of Böhl-Iggelheim individually, you’ll see what each one has to offer (and not run all over God’s green Earth in the process). You’d think that Böhl would be on the German Framework Route with all the half timbered buildings around town. It’s not, but it’s still a fantastic example of “fairytale” architecture with the oldest one dating to around 1581.

Right on the Village Square is Böhl’s Baroque Church. Don’t get too tied up seeing something else and miss this, you’ll be kicking yourself if you do.

In Iggelheim, you’ll find more of those framework buildings on Buschgasse and Langgasse. At Langgasse 2 there’s the obligatory Heimatmuseum (local history museum) housed in one of them from 1569 (older than Böhl’s) and there’s also a Protestant Church found in these parts, too.

Both Böhl and Iggelheim had a considerable Jewish population that existed here from the 18th century and lasted until around 1940. Memorials can be found at the old synagogues in both villages.

I’d bet money the little tykes would prefer a visit to the small animal zoo, instead.

You might try bribing them with a trip over to the incredibly fun Niederwiesenweiher. I know, I’m not asking you to say it — just go swim or fish on the lake. It freezes over in the winter months and everyone loves to come out ice skate.

If you’ve never ice skated on a frozen lake, do it! It’s an awesome life pleasure. Not to mention it’s free!

 

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