Einhausen — Tranquility On The Bergstrasse

To say that it’s way too pretty in the Hessian town of Einhausen to be indoors isn’t a stretch of the imagination. Oh, heck no, Einhausen lies along the Bergstraße, right on the edge of the Odenwald.

For most folks that might be enough to tempt them to leave their couches; but not you folks — you’re a more sophisticated crowd. And I’m here to tell you all the wonderful things you’ll find.

The only time this outdoor thing applies is at the local indoor swimming pool. A good swim after hiking along the mountain peaks of the Bergstraße can be a good idea — that water will feel wonderful on those muscles, that’s for sure.

Where was I? That’s right, the wonders of Einhausen in addition to the Bergstraße. Really, Einhausen is quite famous for its Carnival; that middle of winter event of merry making before the long 40 days of sacrificing Lent.

This part of Germany really likes to get in on the festivities, so expect a couple of days of good cheer, good food, and family friendly entertainment. What? This isn’t your New Orleans Mardi Gras, ya know.

Einhausen is also known for its Kerwe, or church fair (and sometimes called a fete). I don’t care what you call it, but it always happens on the first weekend of October — filled with more good food, more good cheer, and more family friendly entertainment.

Think of what this church event must’ve been like back in 1968 when the town church turned 1200 years old. Damn, that old and still kickin’ it with a good time. It seems this town has more going for it than just the great outdoors. ;-)

It seems family friendly is found all around Einhausen, too. Wouldn’t it be nice to take the whole crew out for a hike around the Hessian Ried? And there are still other events that everyone’s welcome to join in on — like the Laternenfest in early September.

Yeah, Einhausen’s got its outdoorsy things to do — but still isn’t it nice to know that if you wanted more — you’ve got it.

 

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