It takes 13 villages to make up the town of Hungen today. Each village is older than the next and has some pretty amazing history. The countryside of the Feldheimer Wald is more than pretty and you’ll enjoy every minute you’re here.
Bellersheim is the oldest of Hungen’s villages with Bronze Age grave hills. The castle is long gone, but you’ll find a 2000 year old Roman Castellet in the village of Inheiden.
A more “traditional” castle can be found in Hungen Proper. Its Blue Hall makes the perfect venue for concerts, cabaret, and book readings. Not a far cry from when the last countess used it as a music room in this 14th century castle.
Hungen — Top Areas Of Interest
Don’t miss Hungen’s Evangelical Church that has the best of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Wow, that’s a whole lot of building that went on since the church was built in 1286! ;-)
Obbornhofen is a real treat. Oh, this place is what you’d expect in a fairytale; right down to its timber framed town hall (one of the oldest in the region). A real romantic spot is over at the Obbornquelle where the water runs crystal clear from the fountain.
Obbornquelle isn’t the place you’ll find refreshing water around here. One of the largest lakes in Hesse is right here in the village of Trais-Horloff and there’s another recreational lake in Utphe. (Those names do sound a bit funny, don’t they?)
A fun day can be had for the entire family swimming, fishing, or just relaxing. As with most lakes in Germany, there are walking and cycling trails that lead off past the water.
Staying here in Hungen is a delight, too. You’ll find a few small historic inns that offer clean well-maintained rooms and delicious breakfasts at most reasonable prices. A few vacation homes are for rent, perfect for a traveling family.
With great accommodation and plenty to see and do; all of Hungen really is just perfect.