When you visit a place like Haßloch the first thing you have to do is to unwind. Get rid of you big-city tempo and enjoy the pace of the village.
The untranslatable German word gemütlich seems to have been coined to describe a place like this. Gemütlich means cozy, friendly and relaxed at the same time. So stay comfy and take a leisurely stroll through the town center with its old timber-framed houses, and visit the museum to learn about the way the villagers used to live and work.
The museum is housed in the oldest house of Haßloch. This grand half-timbered house was built in 1599 and it is worth to visit it just to see the house. It has an interesting collection of agricultural- and craft tools, as well as household utensils.
A little bit outside the center is a small bird sanctuary that is open for visitors. The bird sanctuary staff takes care of indigenous and exotic birds alike and they also keep some small animals like goats and rabbits. This little petting farm is a great place to bring your smallest children.
But Haßloch is not only gemütlich; it can also be very thrilling and exhilarating!
If after some time you feel that you need somewhat more excitement the Holiday Park is the place to go. The Holiday Park is one of the biggest amusement parks in Germany. It started as a fairytale theme park but now the main attraction is the roller coaster Expedition GeForce. This roller coaster was twice voted the best roller coaster of the world.
Other attractions are the Lighthouse Tower — Germany’s highest merry-go-round — and the frightening Free Fall; in which you will literally make a free fall of more than 70 meters. Each year more than 1 million people visit the park.
Haßloch has established itself as a test market. Many new products are being pre-launched in this town before they are being launched nationwide or worldwide. They’ve even got separate TV commercials and magazine ads running particularly for and in this town!