Did you ever notice that when you think you’ve discovered some new wonderful place that you just have to add it to your “50 places to visit in this lifetime” list? OK, maybe not all of us have that list, but Buseck is one of those towns that will have you yearning to visit.
If you find yourself in neighboring Gießen then you’ll want to check out Buseck in its east. The Hessian countryside is quite picturesque with more than your fair share of hiking and bicycling trails. Even if you just walk or bike along one or two of the trails, you surely won’t be disappointed. You’ll also find plenty of grill huts for rent scattered along the way, in case you get hungry for a picnic.
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Buseck’s beautifully maintained outdoor pool is another great way to pass the time. It’s reasonably priced, too, only 2 Euro for an entire day’s fun.
For more water sports, there is always canoeing along the nearby Lahn River.
If you decide to spend the night, accommodations won’t cost a bundle either since there aren’t any overpriced hotels. What you will find are reasonably priced, not to mention quaint, guesthouses — including one that’s been welcoming travelers to Buseck since the 1850’s.
Castle Nordeck and its chapel have been around much longer than any of the town’s guesthouses, though. Visitors are welcome to visit this 12th century castle’s tower with some advance notice. No advance notice is required to see the excavations of a 14th century castle, whose walls were found under the new Community Center.
You’ll find Buseck to be a wonderful blend of old and new, as well as a place for economical fun for the entire family. The fact that the town is ideally located within some of the prettiest countryside, is an extra added bonus. If you don’t have a list of places to visit, start one with Buseck.