Büttelborn — Who Needs The Big City?

Between Darmstadt and the bright lights of the Frankfurt International Airport [FRA], lies Büttelborn.

You’ll find this place to be quite a contrast to its ultra glamorous, fast paced neighbors. Don’t think that because Büttelborn moves at a slower speed that it’s devoid of any culture or you won’t find anything to do here.

Quite the contrary…

During Asparagus Season, from April to June, this little town of 13,000 springs into gear; making accommodations at the few small guesthouses hard to come by. There are plenty of local growers selling their wares of vegetables, flowers, and fruit, though.

Those local grown goodies will give you the sustenance you’ll need to do everything around town. Besides a visit to wildlife filled Hessian Ried, there’s both an 18-hole and 9-hole golf course to tackle. Not only that, there are also a number of hiking and bicycling trails that wind through the Hessian countryside.

It has to be something, otherwise why would people have lived here for more than 6,000 years? ;-)

There are indoor pursuits, as well. Büttelborn is lucky enough to boast two Local History Museums; one in the small village of Klein-Gerau, the other in Büttelborn Proper.

That is also where you’ll find one of the most beautifully preserved timber-framed buildings, Büttelborn’s City Hall that was built in 1582. There are a few 17th and 18th century churches and War Memorials scattered throughout town, just for good measure.

One of the more interesting places around town is Cafe Extra. It’s the place to be for a variety of entertainment, including cabaret and comedy. Cafe Extra doesn’t exclude the kids, as it even offers programs for the younger set.

The entire family can get involved in Büttelborn’s festivals, too. Come the last week of August, when the village of Wolfelden hosts its annual City Celebration and Klein-Gerau’s is only a week later.

Sorry, you’re gonna have to wait another two weeks to enjoy Büttelborn Proper’s festival.

So… who needs the big city when you’ve got a place like this? :-)

 

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