Wölfersheim is a funky eclectic mix of the brave and the beautiful whether you’re talking adventure sport or a museum of fine arts.
It certainly looks like this town was planned to keep everyone on their toes and moving. Whether it’s fishing in the crystal clear lakes and ponds maintained to Disney cartoon standards by the Wölfersheim Fishing Club, or giving it all you got at the Tennis Club, you can rest assured that it’s all taken care of. Just bring yourself. ;-)
Wölfersheim is certainly not all play and no brains. Local culture beckons from the various exhibits and concert halls. Check out the range of stunning historic architecture.
The Evangelical Church Wohnbach is a standout with its elegant façade. The almost quaint entrance has an understated attractiveness that beckons gently. Don’t miss the clay detailing on the wall. Then there’s the Lutheran Church of Berstadt with its colorful exterior.
Once you’re actually here you’ll see for yourself how striking even the houses are. Stroll along Brükenstraβe, Oberpforte, Untergasse or Licher Straβe to see some of the best residential architecture you’ve probably never seen outside of some glossy magazine. These well-preserved monuments to a bygone era tell you so much about a culture by saying nothing at all, just standing there in their silent, timeless glory.
You will, of course, be seeing the Weißer Turm or White Tower, too. You really can’t miss it, especially if you’re there around Christmas when it’s all gracefully lighted up. But then they’ve also got the Schwarzer Turm (Black Tower) and Wasserturm (Water Tower).
However, besides all those towers that seem to spring up everywhere, Wölfersheim appears to have this fixation with water fountains. Not that it’s something to complain about. What’s striking about these is the extreme simplicity of the construction. Some of them look like spur of the moment creations put together by a diligent kid.
For instance, the Brunnen at the Rathaus, the Town Hall, is a simple affair that looks like a little tower with single spouts of water coming out of either side. That’s it. Nothing fancy. But someone did go to the trouble, so I’m inclined to think it meant something.
Of course, they’re not all like that. The Röhrbrunnen, for instance, is quite a bit more extravagant than most.
Then there’s the quirky sculpture called the Walking Man, or something. What you have here is a metallic man precariously balancing on a tightrope way overhead.
For more serious art stuff you need to visit the Wetteraumuseum. Well, the point is, Wölfersheim is full of these surprises that make you sit up and take notice.