Grebenhain is a small German town that sits over 500 m (1,640 ft) above sea level in the Vogelsberg Mountains. It is surrounded by some amazing nature and sights that are unequaled anywhere else in the country. So before you think of passing through this tiny town without a second glance, let’s find out more about its hidden treasures!
One of the biggest draws of Grebenhain is its unique Volcanic Cycle Trails. The path is about 93 km (57 mi) long and passes through some idyllic meadows, lovely forests, pretty ponds and continues on to the Südbahn Cycle Trail in Hartmannshain.
Be sure to stop and smell the roses as you enjoy some of the incredible nature that Grebenhain has to offer. There are commanding views of the Vogelsberg Mountain range, strange basalt rock formations in the Oberwald and beautifully well-kept nature parks.
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And that’s not all to attract any outdoor enthusiast or nature lover. In the Herchenhain, the highest point of the city, there are many ski lifts and cross country trails. You’ll also find some toboggan slopes here.
Swimmers can enjoy both indoor and outdoor pools, allowing them to engage in their favorite hobby all year round. There’s also skating rinks and mini-golf courses.
While this is quite a range of activities, we still haven’t gotten to one of Grebenhain’s most mysterious and legendary attractions. This is surely the Teufelsmühle, known as the Devil’s Mill in English.
The legend goes that the mill was built during a competition between a local carpenter and the devil himself. In truth, the house was built by Hans Muth, a renowned carpenter in the year 1691. It is generally regarded as one of the finest examples of half-timbered houses in the entire country.
As a matter of fact, take a tour of the German Fairy Tale Road and it will bring you to this special small town. The Devil’s Mill is the main highlight. One can imagine many of Grimm’s fairy tales taking place in this picturesque little house.
Let your imagination run wild as you visit Grebenhain! :-)