If you’d have come looking for the Hessian town of Neuberg before the year 1971 — guess what? You’d be outta luck, because no such place existed. Before that you’d have been in the towns of Ravolzhausen (established 1227) and Rüdigheim (established 1000), respectively.
Ok, does everyone know where we are? I might be a little confused on the geography, but what I do know about the modern-day town of Neuberg is, it’s really close to the Bavarian border, and you’re right at the foothills of the Vogelsberg. And century upon century before anyone thought of Neuberg, Ravolzhausen, and Rüdigheim — the Romans called this place home.
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By the way, you’re really close to the 1st century Kastell Rückingen, full of information boards about those rascally Romans. That’s right, you guessed it, a Roman fort means you’re along the German Limes Road (and the Germanic Limes Cycle Path scenic route).
Plus the Romans loved wine, which reminds me about the area dominated by viticulture.
Long after the Romans left town, came the Dark Ages — also known as the Middle Ages. I don’t know about you, but anyone smart enough to build a castle doesn’t seem like they’re living in some dark age. Either way, Burg Ronneburg is a grand medieval castle from the 13th century; and it’s now a museum and a venue for an Easter Market, Jousting events, and Christmas Market. Sounds like just the right place for a Medieval Castle Festival, doesn’t it? Good thing there’s one every Autumn.
These aren’t the only events going on in Neuberg. Heck no, you’re more than welcome to join in all the fun for the Community Festival and Summer Festival in June, another Summer Festival in July, the Kartoffelfest (Potato Festival) and Kelterfest in September.
Whatever name you might’ve known Neuberg before, doesn’t matter — you can just call it a wonderful and vibrant place to visit.