Linden (Hesse) — Crossed Between Fun And History

What do you get when you cross some pretty awesome festivals and a town filled with some beautiful old churches and other historical buildings? Linden in Hesse.

When you’re not partying in Linden at the annual Marienmarkt (in March), or the City Celebration in August, or buying Christmas gifts at the Nikolausmarkt (the first weekend of Advent). Oh, or even celebrating with the whole town at the Kirmes festival (2nd weekend in July) and the Sun Celebration in June — there’s plenty of sightseeing to keep you plenty busy. ;-)

Almost forgot there’s a really great New Year’s Concert held every two years (think odd-numbered years) with entertainment from the town’s Musikcorps.

When you’re not eating, drinking, and partying like a local; it’s alright to be a tourist. And no visit to Linden should go without a visit to the castle looking St. Peter’s Church. It’s one of the rarest of its kind in all of Germany with reliefs from around 1170 A.D. The church itself is even older as it was built over a thousand years ago.

There is a lovely Evangelical Church in the Leihgestern neighborhood and a 20th century Christ the King Catholic Church, but they in no way compare to the grandeur of St. Peter’s.

Linden’s City Hall isn’t much younger than St. Peter’s, it has stood at the center of town since 1230; but it has undergone renovations and restorations over the centuries (it’s also the place where Linden’s City Celebration takes place).

As long as Linden’s history is, the H├╝ttenberger Heimatmuseum (local history museum) does an excellent job. It even does it in its own piece of history, a charming half timbered house. There’s also the Fox Museum, which the kids will mostly appreciate.

It’s for sure that the old town of Linden hasn’t forgotten how to have a grand time and does it all with charm and grace. They can’t wait to see you there!

 

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