First off, don’t mix it up with anything else… this is about the Hessian town of Weimar (Lahn). There is certainly enough of it to find something for everyone, since there are 12 districts.
I’m going to start at the Zeiteninsel, an island that’s part archaeological open air museum and part prehistoric settlement, with lots of foot paths to explore.
From here I’m going to Wolfshausen, a neighborhood that still looks very much like the medieval village that it once was. I’m thinking the 11th century Fortress Church has something to do with it.
Niederweimar is a blend of everything. Found along the Allna River, this village might have a modern Rathaus (Town Hall), but it’s got an old crumbly brick church (I didn’t say it was run-down; I’m just saying that its part of its charm), and right along the Seepark Niederweimar — a recreational lake that’s fun for the entire family.
The village of Argenstein is also known for its natural beauty, and its sandstone bridge. For a truly rustic experience, the village of Weiershausen is where you’ll want to be. It was once “owned” by the Teutonic Knights, and has less than 100 residents (so folks know & support each other).
For all those framework houses, go to Kehna. Even its church is of a half-timbered design. Pretty. Picturesque. Perfect, I would say.
In Roth (yet another village) everyone comes to see the the half-timbered synagogue, known as the Landsynagoge. It took an extensive labor of love (and hard work) to restore the inside after being destroyed in the 1930s.
No one should live by history alone, so good thing Weimar (Lahn) has some great festivals and culture events to keep everyone active. Pfingsten (Pentecost) is one of the biggest events, as is the Kirmes (Church Festival) on the second weekend of August; and the annual Oktoberfest.
I think I’ve lived up to what I said, that everyone can find a good time in Weimar (Lahn), right? :-)