Slow down. S-l-o-w d-o-w-n. Don’t drive so fast, you’ll totally miss the town of Neulußheim in Baden-Württemberg.
And, yes, I’m a firm believer in that wonderful things come in small packages. Want an example? Diamond rings don’t come in super-industrial sized boxes, do they? No, didn’t think so. ;-)
For as small as you’ll find Neulußheim, it doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to see (sorry, the town’s only big enough for one hotel — the Hotel Adler, BTW).
One place you must go while here in Neulußheim is the Nature Reserve Wagbachniederung. Yeah, the name is bigger than the town.
Ha-ha, very funny.
Anyway, bird lovers to this nearby nature park will totally love the 275 species of birds that call it home. And there are hundreds of other mammal and reptile species to go along with them.
That’s too much nature for some, so best to maybe visit the Blausee. This is more than just your average swimming lake. You’ve got a beach volleyball court, hosted movie nights, and even bathtub races.
What? It’s a small town — you gotta have something to do. ;-)
Still too much nature? OK, maybe you’ll like the Turmuhrenmuseum instead? That’s the Clock Tower Museum, for the English speaking crowd. Housed in the Old School, the museum is also a Local History Museum of sorts; open on the second Sunday of the month, and on Wednesdays.
Neulußheim does have some hiking and biking trails despite its small size. Many of them do travel out towards Speyer and St. Leon-Rot. Just remember to come back, otherwise you’ll miss out on the little bistros and pizza joints when you’re hungry.
You’ll also miss out on the Summer Festival and Gockelfest that are both in July, or the Schlachtfest am Blausee at the end of September, or the Christmas Market in December.
Just remember to slooww doowwnn. You don’t wanna drive right by, do you?