Windeck is a great location to get away from it all. Imagine walking through a beautiful forest, with no background noise except for those made by small animals and maybe a distant waterfall. Hold that picture in your mind while you read the rest — that is Windeck. :-)
The Windecker Ländchen forest is the main attraction of the area, with walking, hiking and cycling the advised methods for you to get about, and yes, the waterfall really does exist.
The castle was built in 1130 by the monastery of Lorsch, but was destroyed by French soldiers in 1860. You should make an effort to visit the Burgruine Windeck castle if you get chance, as the ruins make for an excellent photographic opportunity. Wander round the ruins for at least an hour or two although it’s best not to go when it’s near to dark as the grounds start to get a little spooky at dusk. ;-)
There are other (still standing) castles worth visiting in Windeck, including Burg Mauel — a small, two-storey Water Castle which is one of the area’s top tourist attractions.
Whilst out and about also consider a visit to the localities of Dattenfeld and Herchen-Bahnhof, all of which offer a true taste of rural Germany and a unique insight into German history.
The center of Windeck has basic amenities, but it is not a big city, and does not have an abundance of bars, nightclubs and restaurants. But if that is what you came for, you’re in the wrong place. Windeck is all about relaxing, recharging your batteries and returning home energized and raring to do. :-)