Aww, poor Schöffengrund. Before you ask what’s wrong with this Hessian town, I’ll tell you nothing. It’s just that the place is surrounded by some pretty big hitters, like Wetzlar, Solms, and Braunfels.
Since I have a glass half-full heart, I’ll say that makes it the perfect place to hang around for a night or two while you go see the 120,000 volumes of the Solms Library, and the totally fantastic “Dracula Movie” looking Braunfels Castle (which is one of my all-time favorite German castles).
Still, this is all about Schöffengrund — so let’s find some stuff to do…
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I do know that it’s easy to get to, accessed by some seven bus routes from the surrounding area. And, I do know that there’s a Vincent brand Motorcycle Museum in the village of Oberwetz. Just call ahead so you can arrange a guided tour.
In the village of Schwalbach you’ll find a church built back in the 1760s, and the Alte Rathaus from 1841. Right on Hauptstraße there are some of those half-timbered houses that give the hamlet some extra charm.
Framework houses can also be found in Niederquembach’s Old Town Center. What’s truly remarkable about this village’s old church is there are Bible quotes on its roof.
Oberquembach also has an Old Center, and a Napoleon Floor. That’s because it’s believed that the Frenchman was here. I don’t know if he did or didn’t, but if he missed the panoramic views from the Köhlerberg, he really missed out.
You’ll miss out if you’re not here for Schöffengrund’s festivals. The Midsummer Festival in June is fun for the whole family, which is followed by the Community Festival. The church Kirmes and the Erntedankfest (Thanksgiving Festival) are both held in September, followed by the Apfeltag (Apple Day) in October.
The year ends with Schöffengrund’s Christmas Market, but the upcoming new year will bring on thoughts of covered wagon rides, Old Village Tours, and all other kids of goodies going on.
I got so excited about everything else, I forgot to mention that it’s located within the Hochtaunus Nature Park.
I take that back, Schöffengrund — you’re just a heavy a hitter as your neighbors.