Weinheim nestles the Bergstrasse, the famous Mountain Road, and lies almost hidden from view. It is a singularly beautiful little town that will reward you immensely with all that it has to offer. Your vacation is taken care of whether you’re looking forward to a tryst with nature, some outdoor sport, or a cultural exchange.
The first thing that grabs your attention as you approach Weinheim would probably be the Schloss Windeck that sits royally up on a hill. It is simply a teaser for what’s to follow, for once you actually enter the town you’ll be surprised by the neat, well laid out streets lined with historical buildings of various types.
The little town just invites exploration and the best way to do it is simply to wander around and imbibe the local flavors and joie-de-vivre.
Weinheim is abundantly blessed with natural beauty and it is embellished by the stately spires and rooftops that punctuate the lush canopy that is everywhere. The main street or Haupstraße is the place to begin since this is where all the architectural beauties are located. Slip into a bygone era as you walk by half-timbered homes and way side cafes.
There is no missing the St. Lawrence Church as it comes to view towering over in stately dignity. The picture-perfect town hall with a wonderful garden will make you come to a stop as you get busy with your camera. This is certainly one for the album.
You’ll spend even more time as you explore the Castle Complex. The old castle located here gives you a keen idea of medieval architecture and its eternal good looks. The Schlosspark is where you’ll be enchanted by the blooms and the elaborate layouts. Plan to spend quite a length of time here if you wish to take in the bird park, the Blue Tower, and an intricately designed mausoleum.
There’s plenty at hand for a considerable cultural fix if that’s what you’re looking for. Local art performances, festivals and celebrations seem to be a way of life. All you have to do is join in. :-)