Thirty kilometers north of Frankfurt is Apfeldorf Wehrheim, or the Apple Village Wehrheim. Now, that’s not its official title, that’s just Wehrheim. But, if you hear this Hessian town referred in that way, you’ll know you’re in the right place (I’m sure all the apple orchards would help you figure that out).
Wehrheim is more than just an apple village, though. This place has a seriously long history; and it’s got the artifacts to prove it. Which you’ll see when you visit the Stadttormuseum or Town Gate Museum. In it are artifacts and finds dating back to the Bronze Age urn field that was discovered. That’s quite a few millenia before the medieval gate was even built!
That’s also quite a few centuries before the Romans came along. Yes, Wehrheim even has remnants of their time, too. Some 13km of the Limes Germanicus (Roman Fort Lines) come straight through town; and you’re close enough to visit the Römerkastell Saalburg, a reconstructed Roman fort (more on that in a minute).
Other sightseeing in the Apple Village includes visiting the Baroque Evangelical church (right next to the Rathaus), the 18th century Catholic Church, and the town’s Jewish cemetery (that was used from the 1860’s until 1938).
The countryside surrounding Wertheim is really beautiful. There are so many trails throughout the Taunus Mountain region, that you could hike and bike your way around (for what seems like forever) without ever seeing the same thing twice.
When you’re done with the history and “natural” part of Wehrheim, how about some good old-fashioned amusement park fun? Oh, I just LOVE those! Something about the adrenaline rush from roller coasters, I guess.
So, good thing there’s the Freizeitpark Lochmühle. This place has got everything! A petting zoo (with ducks, sheep, ponies, pigs), a roller coaster, and the Roman Trail — which works in conjunction with the Roman Castle Saalburg I was tell you about.
I don’t think it matters whether you like (or love) history, culture, nature, and amusement parks. There’s something for everyone (in every age group) that’ll keep everyone happy here in Wehrheim. Or, the Apple Village — whatever you want to call it.