Eppelheim — Following Mark Twain And Victor Hugo

Eppelheim’s official birthday is 770 A.D. but, there have been a lot of archeological finds from not only the Iron and Bronze Age, but as far back as the Stone Age!

Eppelheim’s landmark doesn’t date as far back as you would imagine, it’s the 156 foot high water tower built in 1907. That’s not say that there isn’t anything more historical to see here, because nothing could be further from the truth.

Take the Pauluskirche, for example, a stunning beauty that looks great for being over 500 years old with the ruins of Heidelberg Castle nearby.

For nature lovers, there’s plenty of little gardens and parks with lush green and colorful flowers that will just delight the senses. For the best of them, head over to Günter-Rühle-Platz, Hugo-Giese-Platz, Gottlob-Hees-Platz, Leonie-Wild-Platz, and Jakob-Neu-Garten. Oh, and get out on the 18 hole golf course for the chance to enjoy the surrounding countryside even more.

Eppelheim has plenty of festivals to enjoy too, so hopefully you’re lucky enough to be here at the time. What about the second weekend of July during the annual City Celebration filled with food, fun, and even hayrides? There’s also the Kerwe Festival, a religious celebration held on the first weekend in October.

And as most German cities, on the first weekend in December Eppelheim gets into the Christmas spirit with the Christmas Village Celebration.

Eppelheim is special, and men by the likes of Victor Hugo and Mark Twain have written about this place so eloquently. All you need to do is follow in their footsteps, and then you’ll see just how wonderful it really is, too.

 

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