The sunniest city in Hesse, Nidderau, welcomes everyone with a smile. Because the sun is (almost) always shining here, you are going to be able to get out and about and really see the town.
When you find yourself here on a sunny day, you should definitely check out the Field and Flora Preserve. In this natural area there are forests and fields that are encouraged to grow naturally. This includes high grass, wild flowers and large trees that aren’t messed with or over managed.
Although it might be hard to get into (because of the sporadic times that it is open), the City Museum tells you about the history of the town from the 8th century onwards. Especially interesting is the section on Jewish living during WWII.
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Those who like traveling to small towns in Germany are going to enjoy the “Village Museum.” The whole purpose of this museum is to preserve the culture of small town living, including farming, crafts, keeping up a home and so on. You might have to call ahead so that they will open the doors for you, but it will be worth it.
Thursday afternoons in Nidderau mean that everyone is at the weekly market. Not only can you buy fresh fish from the North Sea that were caught only a few hours earlier, but you can also buy fruits, vegetables, cheese and fresh flowers as well. You can watch the shoppers walk by and enjoy a piece of cake baked fresh and coffee.
Nidderau has a couple of the “stumbling stones,” which are stones dedicated to victims of the Holocaust. When you are walking around the main part of the town, see if you can find them. The names of the victims are Jews that lived in town and were sent to concentration camps.
By the way, there is a castle just outside of the town. Unfortunately, it isn’t open to the public anymore. Naumburg Castle used to be an old castle, then a monastery, then a cafe, and now it’s private land.
Don’t worry that you are missing something — there are better castles all over Germany.
Still, you won’t lack excitement and photo opps as there are more than 160 ancient sights located in Nidderau. ;-)