On the edge of the beautiful Taunus Mountains you’ll find one of the most welcoming towns you can imagine. Eppstein has been around for centuries and it has all the old buildings to prove it. Yes, castle ruins included, but it doesn’t end there.
If breathing fresh mountain air is your idea of a good time, then this is the place to do it. You could never get bored exploring all the hiking and cycling trails through the mountain terrain. For those of you of more rugged stock, you might want to give mountain biking a try.
If you think you’re up to the challenge, Eppstein hosts a Mountain Bike Marathon every summer. If not, there’s nothing wrong with being just a spectator at the annual Rund um den Henningerturm, a cycle race held every May 1st.
For one of the best views of Eppstein and of the ruins of Burg Eppstein, visit the Kaisertempel. Looking more like an ancient Greek temple, you might never guess that it was only built at the turn of the 19th century. Either way, it’s still a lovely place to enjoy a summer lunch.
If traditional German dishes are what you’re looking for, then head off to the Vockenhausen District with its fair share of restaurants serving local goodies.
Summer’s also the time when plenty of concerts and theater performances take place at the ruins of the castle (Burg Eppstein again). It’s also when the castle holds its annual Burgfest. Really, though, anytime is the right time to visit the 12th century ruins overlooking the whimsical town because this is where you’ll find Eppstein’s City Museum.
Castle Eppstein might give a great view of the town below, but the view of it from the bottom isn’t too bad either. When strolling along the Wernerplatz, all you have to do is look up when shopping at the many flowerbox framed stores on cobblestone lanes.