This is the Giebelstadt town library, a beautiful refurbished building in the middle of downtown. It's hard to see in the pictures, but low windows allow a lot of light into the basement, which also houses books.
Restaurants (and some other businesses, but mostly just restaurants) hang out ornate iron signs over their entrances. I've seen some that are very plain, and then there are those like this one. I probably should have put this picture in the Local Customs spot, but this is the sign for Scheckenbach's restaurant.
While I may not have all the pictures and address/phone information for the rest of the great restaurants in Giebelstadt, it is such a small town (and so easily navigable) that you'll be able to find what you need simply by being there. Here are some other recommendations for places to eat:
Florian Geyer (Italian). You'll find this a couple of doors down from Little Asia Imbiss, next door to the Apotheke shop (pharmacy). Biergarten is open during nice weather.
Gasthaus zur Rose (Greek). This is the best Greek restaurant I've ever been to. Drive down B19 through town. At the first bend in the road, the Rose will be directly in front of you. It is a nondescript building, but a sign is painted on the building and also put out by the street. Great biergarten, and reservations are recommended during the weekends. Try the saganaki!
Gasthaus Lutz (German). This restaurant has a very charming, homey atmosphere. Wonderful traditional German food is offered. As you drive into Giebelstadt, you'll turn right in front of the library (see my library tip for reference!). Then take the next right, and the Lutz is immediately on your left. The building also serves as a hotel and butcher shop.
Arabella Imbiss (Doner Kebaps/fast food). This is a little storefront fast food shop with some of the best doners I've ever tasted. It is immediately on the right as you drive into Giebelstadt. Say Hello to Hanna for me, and try the garlic potatoes with meat!
Little Asia Imbiss is one of my favorite places to go for greasy Chinese food. Everything is made fresh before you in a take-away setting. Don't get me wrong about the grease...that's part of what makes it so enjoyable.
Favorite Dish: The mini-eggrolls are outstanding, and I really enjoyed the duck with noodles and vegetables.
The symbol of Giebelstadt is well-known as the ram head. It adorns many buildings and windows in town, and has been the symbol since the 15th century.
Giebelstadt, or so I've heard, is home to some three castles. I've only seen one and will probably not be able to go back and search for more. The castle I've seen is (again!) on the main road through town, B19. It is hidden away behind a wall and many tall trees, but it's there. It was occupied for many years by the Zobel family. Herr Zobel, until recently, was Giebelstadt's Lord Mayor. After he decided not to run in the last election, if memory serves, he decided to sell the castle. Since it is a private dwelling I have never been inside, but the outside is free for you to walk around. If you decide to do so, please be respectful of the current family living within the castle walls!
Want to get divorced? Or married? Anything civil? Take your business here, to the Rathaus. It is the German version of the town hall/mayor's office. You'll find the Rathaus on B19 in downtown Giebelstadt, next door to the Zobel Castle. Parking is available directly across the street.
Fondest memory: My very good friends Mark and Olivia were married here May 10, 2000.