Who would've thought that such a tiny village boasts it's very own tattoo & piercing studio? And on top of that, in a venue that until 2004 was an antiquities store?The name may not be very inviting ("PAIN OF ETERNITY") but don't worry: owner Marcus and his girlfriend Sara are true sweet-hearts, as well as their "baby", German Dogge "Paul". The...more
The first thing my Scottish fiance John noticed when he first came to Germany was that "every patch of land that isn't used for houses or farming is covered in trees!" Indeed, Germany (in particular the south) has huge areas of forest.Our tiny village is no exception :-) Between Muehlhausen and the next town (Oestringen) there's a nice forest that...more
Small villages in Germany are reknown for celebrating... anything really! This phenomenon reminds me a lot of the "Asterix & Obelix" stories, in which the village will organise regular feasts & festivities, even for no reason at all! hahaha!Especially in the summer and atumn months there are numerous festivals where you can enjoy the very best of...more
Giovanni's family have been in our village for many years and everyone knows him. When Germany won the UEFA world cup (in Italy) in 1990, he celebrated with us nonetheless. When Italy won, we celebrated with him... no hard feelings at all. I used to go to school with his son Vincenzo. He's simply part of our small community.This restaurant is...more
Given the fact that you are in our little village, I assume you would also like to try some local specialities? For many years, the "Kraichgaustube" has been a family-owned restaurants and guesthouse (4 rooms) serving seasonal German specialities. My family used to come here quite often on special occasions, as they also have outdoor seating...more
(Until the late 1960s Muehlhausen had its own train station. Due to limited use it was closed.)
Nowadays, the nearest train station is Wiesloch-Walldorf, a mere 5-10 min by car. From here you can hop onto the famously punctual German rail network (DB = Deutsche Bahn) connected to all towns in the region & all major cities in the country, with further connections to other European cities.
The ticketing & information office is open Mondays to Fridays 07.15am - 11.45am & 02.00pm - 4.45pm. If the office is closed you can also purchase tickets from the ticketing maching outside the train station.
I usually use this train station to travel to Heidelberg and Karlsruhe. On weekdays, trains leave for Heidelberg approx. every 20 min. You can pick-up a train schedule for the region (Fahrplan) at the ticketing office.
TIP: The most cost-effective ticket for the area is called Ticket 24 Plus.
This ticket is valid for up to 5 adults and vaild for, you guessed it, 24 hours. It is valid for "Zone 3". Check with the ticketing office how far the region spans that is included in the ticket.
The ticket definitely takes you to Heidelberg and also allows you to take the city busses and trams once you are there, all for the price of 8 EUROS. (see photo)
There is a pathway underneath the tracks to get to the other side, and recently 2 elevators were installed to aid travellers with heavy luggage or walking difficulties to cross the new bridge over the tracks.
The train station has its own bus stop, with connections to the surrounding villages, including Muehlhausen.
A strange phenomenon is taking place in my gorgeous little village: In 2001 John (my Scottish fiance) came to Germany with me for the 1st time. In 2003, a Scottish husband-wife team opened a doctor's office on the main street. And shortly afterwards, Kilts and More opened for business, not far from the doctor's office!
What's going on here? A Scottish Invasion? Have the red Highlanders discovered a soft-spot for our rolling vineyards, thick forests and excellent wine and spirits? What's next? Highland Games? A military tattoo? Battle re-enactments?
What to buy: Whatever the reason, this shop seems quite misplaced in Muehlhausen, but my family have assured me that they are doing good business from people in and around our village. Unfortunately during our visit they were closed for summer vacation, but one look through the window had John convinced that this is geniune, high-quality stuff!
They sell Kilts (obviously), women's traditional clothes, Scottish arts and craft and even Bagpipes and Drums! Visit their website to find specific family ("Clan") Tartans and plenty of superb gift ideas as well.
Opening Hours: only on Saturdays from 10:00am - 04:00pm, but you can call or e-mail them during the week to organise your visit to their shop (email@example.com) It seems they do most of their business over the internet.
So, if you're in our village and have any kinds of Scottish interests or connections, pop into Kilts and More :-)
What to pay: (I cannot comment on prices as they shop was closed, but prices are listed in their ONLINE SHOP on their website.) Their website is available in both German and English.
My grandparents (and for many years I did as well) live in one of the most central & calmest streets, the "Untere Muehlstrasse"= the "lower Mill Street".This street runs from the church, past the mill (obviously) and all the way to the end of the village.Locals call this street the "Kuhschwanz" = "Cow's Tail". For many years it was unclear why on...more
Most cities and villages in Germany, including Muehlhausen, have a true Italian family running a true Italian icecream ("gelati") shop or even restaurant. In Muehlhausen it's "Giovanni", in Schatthausen (where my aunt lives) it's "Nico".In the summertime (from June to August) they fill-up their specially equipped van and head out to various stops...more
Muehlhausen is part of the Kraichgau in Baden-Wuerttemberg & lies in the heart of southern Germany's wine country: Baden is the southernmost and 3rd largest of Germany's wine regions. This area includes the upper Rhine (from the Swiss border to about Mannheim) and also part of the Neckar River & the shores of Lake Constance. The "Kraichgau", a...more
There are many villages, towns & cities with the name "Muehlhausen" in Germany. Therefore it is important to always mention the region or nearest main river in order to avoid confusion."My" Muehlhausen lies in the rich & fertile hill country of the Kraichgau area. We are surrounded by vineyards, forest & meadows near the Autobahn (Highway) A6...more