Seligenstadt has been a major center for craftsman, traders, fisherman, and mercenaries, and you can catch a glimpse of how they lived their lives by visiting any of the many museums around town.
The Benedictine abbey is a popular spot for tourists to visit. This abbey church has been preserved for more than one thousand years. Visitors enter through the Carolingian basilica, which is one of the most magnificent architectural gems that I have ever encountered throughout all of Europe.
There are detailed statues and figurines dotting the building on both the inside and out. It is truly a wonderful sight to see. There is also a grinding plan for the abbey that was built in 1574 and has been recently restored.
Even if you decide to not do any of the “touristy” things in Seligenstadt, you’ll still enjoy your visit. Just walking through the town, you’ll enjoy traveling the small streets with picturesque corners and colorful half-timbered houses all from different eras. There are many impressive sites to see throughout the town as you explore it’s 1000 year history.
The locals in Seligenstadt are very friendly. This has been my experience in every German town, but you’ll especially notice it here. Many of the local shops and restaurants are family owned, and the business has been passed down through the family for many generations.
You never feel like people are just going about their jobs just to collect their paycheck. Everywhere you go, you are treated like you are a guest of the family’s house.
As for food, you’ll find no shortage of variety. There is a lot more than just German cooking here. Seligenstadt is a bit of a cultural melting pot and you’ll be able to enjoy everything from far eastern Asian delights to delicious Australian cooking, and of course all many different European cooking influences make their way into the food as well.