Kleinostheim Will Take Away Your Worries In The Spessart

Kleinostheim is a town in Lower Franconia just to the west of the Spessart. Which means to you, that you’ll not only be delighted with a town that’s over a thousand years old; but also right in the heart of some wonderful countryside.

I think this is the reason that Bavaria is the most visited region in Germany. But, what do I know I’m just a simple fella? ;-)

You’ll find this little piece of Franconian heaven along the A3, the A45 (Germany loves its Autobahn, does it not?); and quite close to Aschaffenburg.

There’s isn’t a whole heck of sightseeing within Kleinostheim (which was originally called Ossenheim when the Franks founded the town in the 10th century). But, what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality.

The St. Lawrence Church (Catholic) is a good place to start as any. But, keep in mind this present building is a relative new addition, built in the 1950’s.

Partly due to an air raid in January 1945 where hundreds of buildings suffered heavy damage or were totally destroyed. But, a church stood on the spot of the “new” St. Lawrence Church for more than a 1000 years. It’s good to see some things never change, huh?

The town’s Church of St. Mark is the local Evangelical Church. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to stop over there, either.

Onwards to the Spessart! You really didn’t think I wasn’t going to suggest getting out into the fresh Franconian air, did you? No, of course not.

The Spessart is a special area filled with all sorts of walking paths, hiking trails, and bicycle lanes. The local flora and fauna will have you forgetting about work, checking your email, or your pain-in-the-neck mother-in-law (fill in your own crazy family member if you don’t have one of those) that you left back home. ;-)

So, enjoy Kleinostheim while you can!

 

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