As in any of these old historic centres, I needed to keep my eyes peeled for the smaller details that are often missed. I am always looking up for the intesting signs hanging above establishment's door's, and I did find them in Mosbach.Then I came across a door with a Pig's head on the handle, this was different for sure! On the corner of another...more
The other wording is "Half-timbered" Houses. Do you love them, I do, I can't stop taking photo's!Well, if your like me, then you will fall in love with Mosbach historic old town.All you need to do if you have no map, is to wander every street in the old town! It was here I found so many different designed fatchwerk buildings, and different shapes!....more
The Catholic Collegiate Church was at the other end of the Marktplatz. Quite a plain Church on the outside and I couldn't go inside to see as a service was being held.All I can tell you, is it was built in 1308 to replace the earlier abbey church. In 1556, Roman Catholic services were abolished and it became the town's Protestant parish church. As...more
When walking around the old town of Mosbach, I came across a channel of water. From what I have read, there are two springs which feed the Kandelbach brook, which then feeds water into this open trough. As the water sped fast along the channel, it became known as the Kandelschuss. This has been kept in some parts of the old town, as it's a part of...more
Also located in the Marktplatz, is the historic Town Hall. It was built between 1554 and 1558 on the remains of the parish Church of Cecilia. The building, built in renaissance style, is four storeys high. The floors were all used for different things. The ground floor was where the Butcher's and Baker's and ?Candlestick makers used to come and...more
Palm'sches Haus was owned by the Schrägmüller family, a respected and wealthy family of civil servants in the Palatine government of Mosbach. They had this half-timbered house constructed in 1610.It's described as late renaissance, has a decorated facade and carved and painted wood trusses. It's three half-timbered storeys high. As I was looking at...more
The old building in my photo was the site of the former brewery "Huebner."I know German's love their Beer, but did they really need 13 Breweries in Mosbach producing Beer? This was the 19th century. It must have been a boom time! It didn't last though, and the Huebner Brewery closed in 1980.It is located where once the city walls stood.If you do...more
We were here early morning before the shops were open. This was great, I had the place to myself, but the Tourist Information centre wasn't open.I didn't want to take a walking tour of the old town, but I wanted to see if they had a free map, which they do. If you want the map, it might pay to download it from the website.I just wandered around the...more
Located on the corner of Schillerstrasse and the main road, Neckarelzerstrasse, I found a garage that sold Motorbikes. In the window were some statues made out of car parts. The biggest was for sale -price 4,500 euros. It was on the weekend and the shop was closed, so the photo's haven't come out very good because of reflections.more
As it was hot and humid walking around the town of Mosbach, we thought we would treat ourselves to a Biiiiiiig Ice Cream. Gabi brought us to her favourite spot, the EIS CAFE' VENEZIA. Hans and I shared the "Bella Italia" - a monster of an ice cream. Gabi had an "Eiskaffee". They were soooo good.
Coming from Australia where they are trying to ban smoking and are making it quite hard for smokers, I was very surprised to see on a town wall, a self-serve cigarette machine. Looks like they are not worried about lung cancer like we are, so for all you smokers, smokes are available 24 hours a day in Mosbach. No need for withdrawal symptom's!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Located in Baden-Wurtemberg dictrict of Germany, south-east of Heidelberg, south-west of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, south of Mosbach and north of Heilbronn. BAD WIMPFEN is a wonderful Medieval Old Town with half-timbered houses and twisty lanes. It certainly is an historic gem with its old Fachwerk buildings. I really loved it here.
Bad Wimpfen dates back to the Middle Ages and get its "Bad" (Bath) name as it is originally a Spa town.
I think this is a great idea, one I have seen in other German towns.Public Toilets can be very hard to find in these old Towns, and very frustrating when the need is urgent. Here in Mosbach, just look for the "happy toilet sign" in the photo, on the Restaurant window & other Public places. It is here, where your able to go inside and use their...more
Monday June 2, 2008After departing from Karlsruhe, Hans and I headed towards Heidelberg on #5 North. We then took the 37 along the Neckar River, passing the towns of Neckargemund, Neckargerach, Eberbach, then finally Mosbach and Neckarelz.It was such a pleasant drive along the NECKAR RIVER.Germany's history is strongly linked to its many waterways....more
The capital of the Neckar-Odenwald District, MOSBACH is in the north of Baden-Wurtemberg Germany about 58 km east of Heidelberg and south of the Odenwald Mountains, at the confluence of the Neckar and the Elz Rivers.Points of Interest:Historic Town Centre with half-timbered houses such as:The Palm House - Palm'sche Haus - built in 1610The Salzhaus...more