Reinheim — Little Moscow In The Middle Of Germany

Reinheim has an interesting past. After the Second World War, this town was called “Little Moscow” for having such a high number of communists; now it’s known for being the Gate to the Odenwald.

To understand more about the Odenwald, learn more about what is surrounding you. This is a lot easier if you take a look at the Mineral Collection of Reinheim. There is also information about the city itself. The museum isn’t open every day, so call ahead to get in.

Those wanting to get to know a city better, need to take a look at what is on offer culturally. A trip to the culture center, Hofgut Reinheim, puts you in touch with galleries, information on the city, a small theater room and meeting rooms. It is definitely worth the look.

There are two different cultural programs that the city is especially known for. The Satire Week started in the early 1990s and has been going ever since. It usually takes place in September, so book your tickets early for this interesting week long festival.

The second festival is the Music Days. This event is held every other year in June and attracts thousands of visitors. There are different bands (and different types of music), which means that everyone will find a performance that they like.

One of the most interesting neighborhoods in Reinheim is Ueberau. This area is known for its farms and the natural beauty. Take a stroll through the neighborhood, packing a picnic lunch to tide you over.

Because of the location of the city in relation to the Oden Forest, there are a ton of opportunities to get out hiking or to rent a bicycle and to ride along some paths. The area isn’t really set up well for tourists, so make sure to take a good map with you in case the signs on the paths aren’t easy to follow.

 

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