Bruchköbel has a long history — in fact, there is proof of people living there since 5000 B.C.! For those interested in history, take a walk on a bit of the former trade road from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig that runs through the town.
Tourists come to this town in Hesse for some of the many markets and festivals that they host. Springtime brings the Easter Market and the Flower Market. Summertime is busy with the Courtyard and Alley Festival and the Old Town Festival. The rest of the year is busy with the Corn and Pumpkin Festival and the Christmas Festival.
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Going to one of these festivals is going to show you the spirit of this town. During these festivals and markets, you will really be able to see what a town is like, sample some of the local specialties and feel like you belong.
If you are looking for actual tourist attractions, don’t worry. The biggest museum in Bruchköbel is the Heimatmuseum in the former Town Hall. Tourists who are really interested in the history of the area should check out the archives, which are located in the Play House. The history is old, so plan on spending a fair amount of time if you want to get a good picture.
Don’t forget to see the Wehrturm, which is a old tower that was used to protect this town from outside invaders. You probably won’t believe that this tower was built in the year 1410, but it’s true. The Wehrturm is the trademark of the city.
The area around Bruchköbel is not all that attractive. Fields surround most of the area, but to the south of the town is a forest. If you don’t want to rush to the next city on your list you might want to plan to take a walk through this area, stopping for a picnic lunch.