If you’re in relatively good shape you could walk the 5km from the ancient city of Worms to the small town of Bobenheim-Roxheim. Luckily for the couch potato crowd you don’t have to walk that far, just hop on a city bus (which in Germany ALWAYS runs promptly).
Now, most of us don’t just walk, take a bus, or jump a train somewhere without good reason; and I could give you quite a few to come here. I’m a sucker for all things cultural so my first stop would be the Cultural & Festival Hall, which is kind of self explanatory. It doesn’t matter if you don’t speak German during a play or a musical concert — just enjoy the beat of the music or the detail of a play’s set.
And the town’s large outdoor theater is also a fantastic place to catch a show.
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All things historic get my brains cells all a flutter, so stopping at the Local History Museum is another good idea. The kids, however, have their choice of fifteen playgrounds to run around in. Wow, that should tucker them out in no time flat! ;-)
A few other historical sites to see in Bobenheim-Roxheim are a few chapels and churches (always great for amazing artwork and architecture), especially the St. Maria Magdalena Church.
An interesting piece of architecture is a school found on Rheinstrasse 32, designed by Albert Friedrich Speer. No, not the Nazi architect of the 1930’s, but his father.
After you’re done sightseeing, come partying Rhineland-Palatinate style! The City Celebration is held on Whitsunday. I’m sorry, you’ll have to check the Christian calendar for the exact date, because Whitsunday occurs 50 days after Easter.
The Roxheimer Car Celebration doesn’t change dates, that happens annually on the 1st weekend in July, the Kirchweihen is on the 1st weekend in September, and the Bobenheim Church Festival on the 4th weekend in September.
You better get that Christian calendar out again to find the date for Bobenheim-Roxheim’s Christmas Market which is held on the second weekend of Advent.
On weekends people from near and far flock to the nearby Silbersee, a fairly huge (silver) lake made for swimming and sunbathing out in the pure nature.
After partying at a few of these festivals and sunbathing you might not be in any condition to walk back to Worms — better go catch that bus. And don’t be late — you know they run on-time here!