Dietenhofen — Romantic Rides Through The Frankenhöhe

This is a good week here for me at MyGermanCity.com, it’s a week spent in Franconia, very close to the town of Ansbach. Today it’s Dietenhofen — and all of its 27 villages.

It’s hard to determine what are the best things about this town, for which part of it lies within the Frankenhöhe Nature Park.

Because of Dietenhofen’s natural beauty, it’s only right to start off your trip getting to know its many biking paths and hiking trails. Some have “names,” like the Biberttalweg, but even without a moniker these routes lead off into the bright sunshine and romantic Franconian countryside.

Anyone liking the water might do good to hike around the numerous Lakes in the region — sounds good, right?

Color me silly, but I think Germany’s castles are quite romantic, too. I especially love the Burgruine Leonrod, a medieval castle (technically a Water Castle) from the 13th century. If you listen hard, you’ll hear the clamor of a knight’s armor from a period long gone.

See, I’m a romantic at heart. ;-)

And Germany’s Christmas Markets are romantic, too, so it’s nice to find one here in Dietenhofen. Romantic might not be the right word for the rest of the town’s festivals (I’d go with entertaining or lively), but whatever you want to say it is, trust that you’ll have a grand time at community events like the Kirchweih every June.

Informative is a good word to describe many of the other things you’ll find around here. Think about how they really built stuff to last many centuries ago when you’re looking at medieval stone crosses, or the 15th century St. Martin Church (now Lutheran). And if you think that’s old, the St. Leonhard Church was once a fortified one from the 1200s.

You most certainly can’t say a trip to the Heimatmuseum (Local History Museum) isn’t educational either.

After a long day of making Dietenhofen’s acquaintance, it’s really nice to kick back at a local beer garden or ice cream parlor. Anyone wanting to spend the night will be warmly welcomed at any one of the guesthouses or Bed & Breakfasts.

Not only was it a good week for me, but it can be for you as well when you visit Dietenhofen.

 

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