Dieburg Is A Lively Little Town With Castles And Gardens

Dieburg is a compact town with everything near at hand whether you’re looking for a castle to explore or a tower to gawk at or a strong espresso to knock you back on your feet.

When a German town has a turbulent past chances are there will be stunning architecture to show for it. Well, that’s one of my aphorisms, but it certainly holds true for Dieburg. ;-)

Visit the Old Town area to get your fill of historicity.

Right here is the marketplace which dates back to the 12th century and still retains that old world charm. Here stands the old St. Peter and Paul Church, now known as the Sanctuary. When you visit this church don’t miss the 15th century Pieta atop a striking baroque altar. It really is a vision of great beauty.

The Renaissance style Town Hall is another sight for sore eyes.

Other buildings of interest would be the Jewish Synagogue which actually survived the notorious Kristallnacht episode of WW II.

Dieburg’s famous landmark is the baroque Fechenbach Castle which is a short distance from the marketplace. It is now an elaborate museum that attracts plenty of interest. The grounds are an attraction in itself and this is where you’ll find yourself in a garden straight out of a fairy tale.

A visit to Dieburg is not complete, however, unless you’ve strolled along the charming Zuckerstra├če or Sugar Street. Here you’ll find lined up some of the finest specimens of half-timbered architecture with exquisitely wrought doorways and window sills. The ambience thus created assumes a character all its own to transport you away to fairyland.

Apparently the history of this street goes all the way to the Middle Ages, so make sure your camera is fully charged! ;-)

 

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