Lindenfels was once an important outpost of the Electoral Palatinate in the Odenwald. However, as the region declined in economic importance, so did the castle. Though it was not destroyed, the Electors had the fortifications scrapped and sold for building materials to fund projects elsewhere. This hike takes you through some of the beautiful Odenwald landscapes up to the ruins of the Lindenfels castle, and back to the start.
The Renaissance Palace of Lichtenberg in the Fischbachtal Valley is one of the few preserved Renaissance estates of the Hessen Dynasty. Though only a few interiors have survived to the present (and can be visited on request), the castle's exterior is remarkably intact, without additions or modifications from the Baroque or Romantic periods. The hike takes you around the town of Niederhausen to get the best views of the castle, and following that, it takes you through some of the beautiful landscapes of the Odenwald.
Bischofsheim is considered the gateway to the Rhön mountains and has a charming old town surrounded by pastoral woodlands. This hike takes you around the town with vistas of the Rhön landscape. Along the way, you will see a castle ruin, an ancient monastery, and several ancient groves of trees.
Bad Kissingen is one of the great spa towns in Europe, and this hike is all about exploring the town's history and its spas. The hike starts in the city center and follows the Saale back in time.
Goose was a common food of the Middle Classes from the Early Modern Period to the middle of the 20th century. Today it lives on mostly as a holiday dish for St. Martin's Day and Christmas, as typically associated with Catholic regions of Germany. This variation is a take on the most traditional version of the recipe. It is a simple roast with a wine sauce.