Mörfelden-Walldorf — Fairy Tale Landscapes, Distinctive Culture

Mörfelden-Walldorf lies just south of Germany’s major airdrome, Frankfurt Airport.

Evoking imagery from the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, it has many timber houses to delight travelers. These unique and culturally-distinct timber houses are located all along the Main Street.

If you’re searching for more Grimm-esque locales, you don’t have to travel too far. Mörfelden-Walldorf is surrounded by dense forests that will let you fulfill any Hansel and Gretel fantasies. Just be sure to follow their example and leave a trail of breadcrumbs before you venture too far into the dark woods.

The nearby nature lends itself well to all kinds of outdoor recreation. You can enjoy camping, fishing, skiing and hiking. It is also the land of many festivals, playing host to now fewer than fifteen festivals ranging from history and church fairs to wine and jazz fests.

This love of the outdoors can also be seen in the architecture, particularly in outdoor hut church. This small wooden chapel has its masses held out-of-doors in an attempt to be at one with nature. It is a perfect, peaceful place for meditation.

There are many churches in this pretty town. The Protestant Church was founded in 1699 after these religious refugees has been kicked out of their homeland in Piemontesischen. Catholic and Greek Orthodox denominations also have a strong presence here.

Other tourist highlights have a strong water theme. Mörfelden-Walldorf’s landmark building is its Water Tower, built in 1927, that stands over the town and one of the most popular postcard images. A beautiful fountain in the town center is also notable and worth a visit.

The historic restaurant and inn Goldener Apfel is another delight. Located inside a decorative white timber house that looks good enough to eat, the Goldener Apfel is sure to leave you filled to the brim with a delicious German cuisine. ;-)

 

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