If you come to Leopoldshafen and keep driving then you end up at the Rhine river. This is a popular spot for fishing, walking, buying local produce and in summer for having a beer or two sitting on the restaurant terrace. Opening times in winter are narrowed down.
This quaint little museum was closed when we were there. The building is the former city hall. The museum is open on Sundays only from 10.30 till 12.00 and 14.00 till 16.00. If you are a group you can arrange other times though.
There are some nice peaceful streches of a canal along which it is lovely to go for a walk. Local people also go biking or jogging along here or walk their dog.
The photos are from my July 2006 visit.
Until the 1970s Eggenstein and Leopoldshafen have been two different villages.
The inhabitants of Eggenstein were mainly gardeners and farmers. The village was neither rich nor really beautiful. But still today it has its own charme. Nice little houses along the main street. And the church in the center.
In the museum they put together the furniture and old photos, which the poeple donated to the museum. There are also many things, which come from Eggenstein.
Eggenstein and Leopoldshafen had been separate small towns until 1974, when they were united.
There is a small museum in Leopoldshafen, which is worth a visit.
The museum is in the old townhall, which was build between 1720 and 1730. It is a nice timbered building.
Leopoldshafen is a small town above the Rhine River with little houses. It has been a village of fisher men and farmers. Their daily live is shown in the museum. The exhibits show old tools and an old kitchen. Most fascinating are the more recent exhibits of children's books and items, which are not older than 30 or 40 years. Many things reminded me of my childhood.
Christine's Home is, what makes Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen to one of the top destinations in Baden-Wuerttemberg on VT. She and her husband Heinz have a home, which is not only cosy home but also a museum of old kitchen utensils and keys. Their hospitality is exceptionel.
the owner of this interesting collection Magic Madschick may show you some more utensils with long history....just ask him....some of the utensils are still in use as for example the cutlery holder for the table....I love this thing, never saw it before........have to find it for my kitchen too.
Strolling around this little village near to Karlsruhe you can find a very interesting private museum of kitchen utensils. The opening times are very special, but with good contacts in VT you may have the chance to visit this extraordinary museum. Have a look on other pages of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen and Germany to find out more.
The local Heimatmuseum is located in Leopoldshafen inside the old townhall. It is open on Sundays from 10 - 12 and from 14 - 16 h (that is 2 - 4 p.m.). For those of you who enjoy antiques - this is the place to go!!!
This neat little house can be found in Leopoldshafen. If you go round the museum in the old city hall and down the little street then you may see it.
This is the main street of Leopoldshafen. The museum is located there too. Around there in the side street you may find the odd gem.
This is the main street in Leopoldshafen. As the Rhine River is not far (you only have to drive about 2 or 3 kilimetres down the road) most inhabitants of Leopoldshafen were fishermen.
This beautiful building has been the townhall of Leopoldshafen since the beginning of the 18th century. Today the small museum is in the old rooms.
Some houses have beautiful little courtyards. Now in autumn the leaves of the grapes and other flowers are turning yellow and red.