Erzhausen — Take It Slow In Seven Square Kilometers

I was just thinking the other day about how we’re so into a 24-hour/7-day a week society. Everything is instantaneous, instant gratification, and well, enough to send you into sensory overload.

Not gonna happen in the Hessian town of Erzhausen.

For many of you who remember a time when there wasn’t 24-hour a day TV, or even remote controls for that matter — you’ll enjoy it here.

No, I’m not saying there isn’t a telly to watch. I’m saying that Erzhausen is a place where shops close for lunch; and most of them are closed on Sundays.

Anyone out there remember what that was like? I remember and I’m not that old. ;-)

It’s just a nice way to slow down, smell the roses kind of thing. OK, maybe not roses since you’re close to the Odenwald, but you get my point.

A number of hiking and biking trails will easily take you to them. Both the Rhine and Main are even close enough to get to by bicycle.

There’s nothing hurried here in Erzhausen, you can stroll along a leisurely pace and still have plenty of time to see things since it’s only 7 square kilometers.

OK, they say they offer a bit of sport. I think what they mean is the Boulebahn that’s used by young and old.

Oh yeah, and there’s the small Frankfurt-Egelsbach Airport [QEF], the one primarily for business travelers, just north of town.

Erzhausen might not have all that much going on other than that, and If I missed something please do let me know, but it does have a number of festivals. The most popular is the May Fair (May 1st) and the Advent Fair at the end of November. Just about everyone attends so don’t go expecting anyone to take you out on one of the town’s guided biking tours.

What’s your rush anyway? Didn’t I tell you that things slow down here in Erzhausen…

 

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