You’ll find it to be a historical town which lies on the Bertha Benz Memorial Route. It has some beautiful lakes that are just perfect for the fishing enthusiast. Ketsch also hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, making it a lively town, too.
Ketsch’s history dates back to the days of the Middle Ages, but there are no true medieval remnants left here in town. To be honest, it’s really more of a modern town. The Local History Museum, located at the Old Water Company, does an excellent job of highlighting its history. You’ll also find an old War Memorial located right in the center of town and a few sculptures scattered around, too.
It is Ketsch’s many lakes that really do the area justice. Rent a boat and head off to the Rhine Island, just perfect for a day trying to “catch the big one.” If nothing bites over there, try over at the Anglersee. Karl Ludwig Lake is a nature protected area and great for walking on the hiking trails through dense forest trying to identify the local flora and fauna.
If swimming is what you’re looking for, then head off to Hohwiesensee or High Meadow Lake where everyone can enjoy a dip. If lake dipping isn’t your idea of a good time, try swimming over at Ketsch’s outdoor swimming pool instead.
A fun festival is everyone’s idea of a good time, right? Well, Ketsch hosts the Haxenfest on the 3rd weekend in June, its annual Sommerfest the 1st weekend of July, and a 3-day event known as Musikfest on the last weekend of June. Oh, and in October (3rd Sunday) is the Kirchweih Festival, an annual church celebration.
When you find yourself in noble Schwetzingen make the time to visit Ketsch. Maybe you’ll get lucky and hook yourself that big fish to brag about to your friends. If anything, you’ll at least hook yourself a grand time here.