Lilienthal is a small town with a lot of history, and it is proud to share that history with visitors.
Astronomy is one of the things the town is known for. Lilienthal is closely related with the name of your Johann Hieronymus Schroeter. This astronomer was well known in his time, at the turn of the 19th century, for building what was then the largest European observatory, and for mapping the surface of the moon.
You can still see a detailed model of the historic astronomical Observatory and the instruments used at the Heimatmuseum.
The legacy of Schroeter is still alive today in Lilienthal. The astronomical Association of Lilienthal offers celestial observations through the telescope as well as events dedicated to astronomy and Schroeter.
Another attraction in Lilienthal that the entire family can enjoy are the corn mazes. These are usually open from around late July through early October. Make your way through the labyrinth of corn while enjoying a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape. Once you make your way out of the cornfield (good luck!), you can enjoy fresh regional delights straight from the local producers.
As with any German town, Lilienthal is not short on restaurants serving delicious food and pubs serving the best tasting beer in the world.
There are also many outdoor excursions and adventures that you can take part in. The town offers cinematic guides to take you on tours. These guides will teach you about the history, art, culture, and nature of the region. You can also take guided cycling tours and nature walks. Both of these options are a fun and interesting experience.
Although Lilienthal isn’t big in size, it is big in it’s history and fun, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy your stay.