What you’ll find here in Malsch (the one near Karlsruhe) is a great mix of history and culture blended with some wonderful sporting activities, all destined to make your stay quite a memorable one.
Malsch’s Local History Museum is a great start, but only open on the 1st Sunday of the month between March and October. Otherwise, let this be your guide to what to see and do here in the thousand year old city of Malsch.
One of the most famous places to see is the Schindlerhaus, once childhood home of Theodor Schindler (painter and teacher) and now a museum and meeting center.
One of the most remarkable of the Malsch’s sites are the “100 Small Thinking Marks” placed around town. They are usually crosses or statues that were built by the town’s faithful over the centuries, the oldest of them has stood for more than 400 years.
A little bit older than that is the Mill Wheel (now a monument) from the days of the original 15th century mill house.
The Parish Church Chapel Cyriak is probably the oldest building in town, since it was built in the late 11th century (filled with beautiful artwork). It’s now the place for many of Malsch’s concerts and cultural exhibits.
Near to Cyriak Chapel is a memorial stone dedicated to the town’s Jewish community (the last of Malsch’s Jews were deported October 1940), found at Hauptstraße 26.
But none of these are as old as the ancient Roman ruins over in the neighborhood of Sulzbach and where you can walk along an ancient road that’s a few thousand years old.
If that’s not enough, trek though the Baden countryside with Nordic Walking Trails that go on for over 100 km (approx. 60 miles) and 13 routes of bicycling trails (3 levels of difficulty), and even mountainbiking. The town even allows hunting in the forest, during certain seasons of course (just between us, wear neon if you’re headed out into the woods).
Really, you won’t have to hunt for food if you get hungry along any one of these forest trails, since there are plenty of barbecue pits scattered along the many trails.
From ancient Roman history, to the life’s work of a famous painter you’ll like spending time here in Malsch. After a thousand years, they’ve had time to get it just right.