Egelsbach would probably have slipped right through tourist maps and guidebooks if it weren’t for that busy little commercial airport, the Egelsbach Airfield.
Now that’s not something you go around and take pictures of unless you want to have yours taken with an identification board in hand. So, if you’ve landed there, keep moving till you reach the comparatively more sedate old town center.
Egelsbach is, you could say, organized around this magnificent Protestant Church. You can see its tall spire from anywhere in town and it will certainly draw you in to come in and have a look. The Town Hall is in the vicinity.
For a taste of the local cuisine you could do worse than to check out the Schuhbecks Check Inn.
Egelsbach has this touching tribute to the holocaust victims in the form of Stolpersteine or Stumbling Stones. These are small square stones with the names etched in brass and embedded in the ground as memorial to those who perished in that dark event. You’ll find these in the homes of the Jews who had fled during the war. Egelsbach has about 82 of these, lest we forget.
Egelsbach has a range of club activities that might catch your attention. From shooting to bicycling they have it all organized in clubs, so you just have to walk in and get all the information you need. Check out the Country and Western Club if you think you have it in you.
For a good soak and splash, visit the outdoor swimming pool. If you’re looking for sports and related activities, it might thrill you to know that Egelsbach has one of the biggest sports club in the Offenbach district. Check out SG Egelsbach.
Egelsbach is kind of big on traditions and they steadfastly maintain old cultural events with unfailing fervor. The Mardi Gras celebration can be traced back to the 1930s and this is something that will give a taste of the real Egelsbach.
Then the Notch Community celebration is a festival that began in association with the local church but then went on to become a secular fiesta.