Michelstadt Travel Guide

  • One of Michelstadt
    One of Michelstadt
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  • Built in 1588
    Built in 1588
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  • Basilica
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Michelstadt Things to Do

  • Castle and Basilica

    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...

  • Picture Taking in the Center of Town

    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...

  • Town Square

    The centre of Michelstadt's remarkable architecture. Surrounded by beautiful half-timbered buildings, including the stunning town hall

  • Another view of the Town Hall

    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 half-timbered buildings

    Michelstadt has some of the most beautiful half-timbered buildings I have seen (even coming from Cheshire, where this architecture is king). Clustered in the streets around the old town square, the age, colours and levels of restoration are simply excellent.

  • Bicycle-drawn carriage

    Possibly to prevent horses spoiling the pristine streets of Michelstadt, the carriages are drawn by cyclists.The cyclists seemed to be having enough trouble pulling these children. They would have had no chance with me....

  • Restuarants

    Don't know the name of this restaurant, as I spent so long taking photos that we didn't go inside.Looks good, though, doesn't it.

  • Easter Egg Market

    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...

  • It's a must during Christmas time

    In the streets around the old town hall the Christmas Fair takes place. This year from 29 November - 22 December 2002. The market is open till 8 p.m except Monday and Thuesday. In the streets are many small stalls which are nicely decorated.

  • Toy museum

    Small but fine! You can see different ancient toys. Amazing!Opening hours: 1 March - 31 October: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 12am, 2 pm-5pmSaturday & Sunday: 11am - 5.30 pm1 November - End of FebruaryFriday - Sunday and on bank holiday: 11 am - 6 pm

  • Odenwald- und Spielzeugmuseum

    This is a wonderful local history and toy museum that is well worth a visit. Part of the regional attractions also include local ivory artwork. Just down the road you will also find another museum dedicated entirely to ivory.

  • Michelstadt - City Hall

    Michelstadt’s City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the country still standing in its original medieval glory.


Michelstadt Hotels

Michelstadt Restaurants

  • Brewing and Dining Under One Roof

    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...

  • Authentic Atmosphare

    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...

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    by challenger Written Oct 7, 2002

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    “Zum Elephanten”

    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.

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