Buchen is a magical town in the Odenwald, or Oden Forest. Many tourists go through this town on the Siegfried Way, which is a tourist route in Germany. Those who have time will definitely enjoy a stroll around this forest.
Because there are many different tourists flitting through the town, there are many museums and sites to keep them busy. There is a Regional Museum, of course, but also a Culture Forum, a City Archives and two different memorials to Jews from the Second World War. In other words, taking a look around the town is going to take more time than you probably originally planned. ;-)
Those who come as part of a tour group will definitely come to the Stalactite Cave — the Eberstadter Tropfsteinhöhle. It may be hard to believe that these caves were formed between one and two million years ago! These stalactites are rare because they are very white and haven’t turned black from the soot of candles or flame torches.
In the mood for a festival or market? Then Buchen is the place to be. There are several annual festivals that are interesting, including the Odenwald Art Fair (the Ow-Art), Cult Night, The Shooting Market, The Golden May Jazz Festival, The Shrove Tuesday Night Festival and the Pre-Summer Festival.
This town in Baden-Württemberg is an old town with a long history. A trip here isn’t complete without seeing the Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes. This wall dates back to the 3rd century and the Romans built it to keep the area built. What is even more impressive than the date of the wall is the fact that the wall was once over 500 kilometers long. Through parts of Germany, including Buchen, you can see this wonderful (albeit crumbling) wall.
Take a walk around the Old Town, and see the Old Town Hall. This is one of those famous buildings that tour guides and locals always point out.