A visit to Michelstadt would not be complete without visiting their castle and Basilica. You can take a 10-15 walk from the Rathaus or you can jump in your car and drive there. If you trained to the town it is less than a 5 minute walk. Furstenau Castle is privately owned but they allow you to walk around the courtyard and there is a path you can...more
If you love to take pictures (like my wife) take some time and visit the town. There are a number of great buildings you can photograph. You might want to pick a better day than the one I choose (light rain and windy). Rathaus - According to my guide books this is one of most photographed buildings in Germany. You really do have to see it to...more
Nearby the Schloss is the Basilica, which was built in the 9th century by a friend of Charlemagne (Einhard, who the Basilica is named after). It has been restored and is open to visitors year-round (closed Mondays). There is a small fee for admission.There is nearby free parking or it is a short walk from the train station.more
Our tour book mentioned a lovely old watermill leading to this 13th century castle located near the train station. Currently a private residence so you can’t go into the Schloss, you can walk around the outside of the building and walled area. It appeared to be in desperate need of some love and attention, but we got the idea of the former grandeur...more
The Rathaus or Town Hall is a very unique looking building. In the town market, you can easily spot the building with its massive oak supporting beams that leave a gathering space underneath of the building. It makes a pretty picture surrounded by the half-timbered buildings around the market square.The tourist office is nearby the Rathaus, as is...more
You can walk past this tower through the gate to the dry moat, which will bring you to a little green space behind the town walls. There are steps leading up to the tower and a little fox-monk statue that stands guard below.We walked through the park area and reentered the town through the wall a little farther down next to the Odenwald Museum and...more
This was a neat little museum tucked away in Michelstadt in the Burghof. It was inexpensive and there was quite a lot to see. Besides old toys from the children of Michelstadt through the centuries, the museum offered a lot of history on the Odenwald itself. Located on three stories, we saw models of houses as well as a portion of the wall cross...more
There are other pictures of the stunning town hall, from this very angle on VT, but i thought I would add my own, taken during the Easter decorations.Note the bunnies in front of the hall, sitting in front of the wooden animals...... my wife is going to kill me.I've no idea who the two older ladies in the foreground were. And the strange vehicle...more
The Easter Egg Market is held in the Sportshall, oustside of the historic centre, just before Easter. The displays of hand-painted, fillagreed, bejewelled and simply boiled eggs is amazing. There are works of art, decorations for sale, and (for my wife the most important) chocolate.The hall itself is unexciting, unlike the town centre, which is...more
Rudolf-Marburg Strasse 41, Michelstadt, Hesse, 64720, Germany
Good for: Families
Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 83-85, Michelstadt, Hesse, 64720, Germany
Good for: Couples
Braun Strasse 5, Michelstadt, Hesse, 64720, Germany
Good for: Solo
Their motto says it all: "Brewing and dining experience under one roof". This restaurant pub brews several different beers to include a Pils, Dunkel and Marzen (these are ones I tasted) as well as serves excellent food. While most of the menu was your typical German fare there was at least one item that was a first for me in Germany - Ostrich...more
We had lunch down the road at Schmucker’s Brewery in Mossautal. The restaurant is rather popular and I highly suggest getting reservations – we didn’t and felt lucky to get a table. The rushed and overworked wait staff were friendly but very busy so it was hard to get their attention. To be fair to the staff, it was a weekend at lunch and they had...more
Down in an old cellar is this nice pub. You can choose between about 20 different wines. The most wines are from near wineries in Germany but also foreign wines. The food is traditional-style. The plate with traditional sausage and cheese is supposed for two persons but we were four and had enough with it. Many habitués were there this evening. At...more
I am know longer sure about the exact address and name of this pub. It was, however, located pretty centrally close by a church. If you’ve made it already as far as Michelstadt, I am sure you’ll be able to also locate this place. If in doubt all the locals will be able to help find it: Michelstadt, after all, is just a small town.
This pub is a really nice, friendly bar where it is easy to touch base with other people. The owner has collected elephant related memorabilia from all over the world: paintings, cartoons, figures, toys, and and and…. Great atmosphere! The pub also serves food.
If anyone from VT can help me provide the exact address and contact details, please drop me a line.