Morbach in the Rhineland-Palatinate is a air health resort town where it likes to rain. Don’t let a little bit of the wet stuff stop you from wanting to visit, but if you prefer to stay dry come in May, that’s the driest month. If a rainy gray day is your vision of a great time remember December is the wettest month.
Somehow a dreary day seems appropriate to visit the ruins of Burg Baldenau. One thing you might notice is how little you are next to the massive stone walls that still stand after almost seven centuries.
A bright day is necessary for a visit to the ruins of Castle Hunolstein, however. These ruins are now where near in the shape of Burg Baldenau, but the view of the surrounding Hunsrück is unbelievable. You’ll want a clear day so that you can see for kilometers from the high vantage point.
Rain or shine, it won’t matter when you visit either the Morbach Wood Museum or Telephone Museum. Take a long look at how the communication devices have changed over the last century — then look at your little high tech mobile phone to really make a comparison.
Ask the rain to come back another day if you’re getting out to see the Archaeological Park Belginum. Built by an old Military Road, there are approximately 800 years of history (400 B.C. to 400 A.D.) at the park with Roman and Celtic graves.
For other sites to see in Morbach go see the St. Anna Catholic Church, the World War I memorial, and many of the timber framed buildings from around the 18th century.
If you want to see the forested countryside try Nordic Walking, a Barefoot Path (great for stress relief), and walking and cycling trails and paths along the moorlands. It might be a good idea to do any of those on a sunny morning or afternoon.
You know what? It won’t make a difference if the sky is clear, bright, and sunny; or, the rain is falling softly on your shoulders — Morbach is pretty awesome no matter what Mother Nature decides to do.