The Bulau- beautiful Forest
When travelling to a city one certainly doesn't head to the forests..:) However, this one called Bulau is well worth your while..
It is located at the end of the Feuerbachstrasse on your way out of the northend of Hanau. It has wonderful nature trails to walk on and if you visit during May you can pick Lilies of the Valley in certain spots. You might also notice craters here and there- grim reminders of World War II..Deep inside the forest you may still find a bunker but since I haven't been there for while I am not quite sure if it is still there..
Anyhow, kids will have fun too! At the entrance, the little ones can enjoy a nice play ground!!
Kesselstadt's Old Village and Two Churches
The old village centre next to the palace is not big but well maintained. Some houses are so tiny that King Kong can easily carry them in his paws.
This is - **drum roll** the church Mommy had done her lecture about. It was built in the early 18th century as a combined school and church building. The church hall was on the upper floor, the school and the teacher's apartment were on the ground floor.
It stopped being a church in the 1830s, and a school in the 1970s. It was then restored and serves as the village community's centre for all kinds of events, theatre, lectures, concerts, meetings, whatever.
The little steeple is a wooden construction with a slate coat.
This is the newer, bigger church the protestants of Kesselstadt have built a hundred years ago.
The gable and tower must be climbed by King Kong for some exercise.
Kesselstast's main street with the new church and the village's second most famous pub, the "Anchor". This is also a view from the bus stop, a photo taken in a hurry because the bus into town is already approaching behind me.
The village's most famous pub is closer to the palace: officially named the "Red Lion", it is known among locals as "The Bloody Bone".