While I might sound like a broken record, you’ll really enjoy yourself here in the town of Driedorf the most by spending just about all your time in the great outdoors. How do I know? Hello, the town lies within the Westerwald.
So, really, if you’re all into the whole hiking and cycling thing — there couldn’t be any better a place to be than right here. So, when you’re done walking along the Westerwaldsteig, you can change it up a bit by trekking along the Rothaarsteig.
For something educational while you’re hiking, come check out the Energie-Lehrpfad, or Energy Trail. I also love the nighttime hikes around the Krombachtalsperre, and I think you will too.
Driedorf — Top Areas Of Interest
And let’s say you biked a little too far, you can always take Die Blaue Linie, a bus service that’s considerate enough to have a bike trailer to bring you on back. The 32km Knoten-Rundkurs isn’t too bad to handle, no bus is needed to tackle this one.
Of course you’re not just limited to trekking about marked trails. You’re more than welcome to just meander along the quiet lanes of Driedorf’s villages, taking lots of photos of its village churches — like the one in Mademühlen. There’s something beautiful in its squat tower and dark grey stone. I love the half-timbered chapel in Roth, too.
If you’re wanting more of those fairy tale half-timbered houses, look no further than the village of Seilhofen, many of them come from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Don’t tucker yourself out too much, it’s best to save some energy for Driedorf’s many festivals though. July is probably the busiest month, with the Dorffest; Mittelaltermarkt; Summer Festival; and Kirmes within the 31 days of the month. September’s a good one, too, with both the Kartoffelfest (Potato Festival) and Oktoberfest. Of course, that’s not to take anything away from the town’s Christmas Market.
Speaking of Christmas, that reminds me of winter — and when the cold weather grasps the region, it’s time to break out the coats and skis. Driedorf is great for all kinds of winter sports, so don’t let a drop in the mercury stop you from coming. Although, it’s probably best to save the swimming and boating in the Krombachtalsperre for the warmer days of summer.
So you see, Driedorf truly is a town that’s best experienced outside — trust me, I’m a professional, I know these things. ;-)