Not every little town in Germany is going to be overrun with lots of sightseeing or museums to visit. Sometimes, there’s a handful of things to see and do, as well as having to head off a wee bit to see more. That’s what you can expect in the Hessian town of Eichenzell.
No, don’t get me wrong. Eichenzell is perfectly fine just the way it is. It’s centrally located to see a lot within the frosty Rhön region; that is after you’re done seeing Eichenzell proper.
Eichenzell has a 12th century watch tower known as the Wartturm, a local history museum, and two castles. Eichenzeller Schlösschen is the town’s landmark and the Renaissance castle is now the Town Hall.
Schloss Fasanerie Adolphseck is no shack either. This mid-18th century castle is only open during the summer months to visitors (not on Mondays, however) which is when you can see the castle’s porcelain collection.
There’s more to do in terms of outdoor activities in Eichenzell; with fishing, swimming, barbecue pits, camping, and really cool guided tree tour. Oh yeah, you can even get a covered wagon ride, let the kids run around the playground, or ski during the winter.
If you venture out into the Rhön region, there are the nearby ruins of Castle Ebersburg, the Monastery Kreuzberg, the Baroque City of Fulda (so many flock over there), and walking paths though the Moorlands.
All this sightseeing makes you hungry, so try some traditional Hessian dishes. Smoked pork ribs, Reibekuchen (potato pancakes) served with apple sauce, and Blechkuchen (cake with fruit or crumb topping) make for some mighty good eats.
All that eating can make you tired. Good thing there are a few hotels in Eichenzell. Hotel Schwarzes Ross and Landgasthof Kramer are two local guesthouses that will make you feel at home.
Don’t worry about which one to choose, it’s easy. If you want a quaint outdoor beer garden stay at Guesthouse Kramer. Schwarzes Ross has an affordable rustic restaurant and accommodations include breakfast.
Wow, food, fun, historical sites, and a beer garden. Yeah, I’d say that Eichenzell is perfect just the way it is. :-9