Let’s face it… Germany’s a country that has an umpteen number of medieval villages. And you might think Trebur, a town that’s only about 30 minutes southwest of Frankfurt, might be just like all the others. But, no, this Hessian town is pretty special.
For starters, Trebur sits on the Deutsche Fachwerkstraße or German Framework Road; meaning you’ll see plenty of timber framed buildings around town. For instance, Trebur’s local history museum is located within one that dates from the 1680’s (open Sundays from 2pm-5pm).
Another thing that makes Trebur totally special is its stunning St. Laurentius Church for starters. It’s a rare Carolingian building remaining today, impressive since it was built in the 9th century (yeah, that would be over 1200 years ago!). Historians could argue this is reason enough that this town is special.
Well, while St. Laurentis’ church is the oldest, Trebur’s St. Petrus Church is a beauty in its own right. Lovers of Baroque art will just love the alter piece in all its ornate glory.
Inasmuch as everyone looks towards the heavens for the divine; in 1908 residents of Trebur looked for another reason — the Zeppelin. Some count’s air-filled flying contraption made an emergency landing here in town and the spot is marked by a fortress looking memorial. Obviously, it wasn’t the Hindenburg and hardly as famous, but it was a big deal here.
What’s also famous around here is the annual Trebur Festival held every summer at the town’s outdoor pool, where thousands from all around come to have a good time. The City Celebration is held in September and Trebur also has its own Christmas Market at its City Hall.
There’s enough going on around here to keep you busy and there are a few hotels or guesthouses to accommodate just about everyone. The upside to staying locally is that you’ll have more time to spend in Trebur — and one of the best ways to get around is by bicycle.
But, no matter how you get around you’ll find that this place isn’t just like everywhere else.