Sankt Leon-Rot Means Something Different In German

In English anything with the word “rot” in it can’t be good; well, in German the word means something totally different. Good thing, since Sankt Leon-Rot, or St. Leon-Rot as it’s officially written, is pretty darn awesome.

Sankt Leon-Rot is only a stone’s throw from the city of Heidelberg. What you’ll find is that you can’t get any closer to a big city and yet be any further away. And with all the sightseeing that can be done in this gorgeous area of Baden-Württemberg, St. Leon-Rot makes a wonderful central location to do it.

While anytime is a good time to visit, the best time to come is June. Why? Asparagus.

Oh, this little green veggie doesn’t get the respect it truly deserves — but not here in St. Leon-Rot; it’s celebrated! It even has its own exhibit over at the Local History Museum.

Tobacco was another huge crop grown here, but in these health-conscious days; it’s best to stick to the stuff that’s good for you.

Ohhhh, speaking of stuff that’s good for you — how about a round of golf? St. Leon-Rot can boast courses with 18-holes, 9-holes, and 5-holes.

After some time on the links, St. Leoner See is a perfect way to end a day. It doesn’t matter whether you choose to swim, stroll along any walking trail, or ride off into the sunset on a bicycle.

Well, if you want something a bit more fast paced, why not head over to nearby Hockenheim and its Formula 1 track? ;-)

Just come back in time to enjoy the Straßenkerwe in the village of Rot (1st weekend in October) or the Sauerkrautmarkt (November). Don’t go thinking the town’s gonna smell like the cabbage stuff on top of a hotdog — and while there are plenty of local delicacies to nosh, it’s mainly a shopping market (great for souvenirs).

Don’t you agree it’s a good thing that “Rot” means something totally different in German? :-)

 

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