Langenselbold Is A Big Piece Of History And Fun

Come to Langenselbold for a little piece of history. More like a big piece of history, really. It seems that’s the big draw to this old Hessian town. The fact that it’s just a downright pretty place only adds to its charm.

Today, a lot of daily life revolves around the old Schloss Langenselbold. Once a huge manorhouse, it’s now where you’ll find the city administration, a ballet school, and the local history museum.

It’s the best place to start and as you learn more about this place, you’ll appreciate what you see around town a bit more. While you’re inside the Schloss look out for the ornately decorated Stucco Hall.

Right next to the castle is the Schlosspark where everyone come to enjoy concerts and all sorts of town celebrations. A big attraction is the SchlossPark Fest that’s held in the middle of August.

Right at Marktplatz 7 is another piece of Langenselbod history, the Zum Goldenen Engel (or, the Golden Eagle). It’s part historic hotel, part tavern, and part meeting place. The Goldener Engel hotel has been around since the 1650′s and the tavern was added in 1795. It’s still owned by the same family for more than 200 years.

You’ll find other places of historic interest scattered about. Langenselbold’s Jewish quarter had been here since almost as long as the Goldener Engel, right up until the mid 20th century. There’s a memorial dedicated to the town’s former families.

When you’ve had your fill of all thing historic, it’s time to hit the beach. Don’t go expecting ocean or anything, but the Kinzigsee has a large lake that’s got swimming, sailing, surfing, and fishing. On its beach is a volleyball court and a restaurant that’s open all summer long. Or, have a picnic instead.

Langenselbold might have a big piece of history, but sounds like it also has a big piece of fun, too.

 

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