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.
A visual overview of the main things to see in Aschaffenburg, a small city with a big castle. Despite losses in WWII, it remains one of the most beautiful cityscapes in Germany.
A visual overview of the main things to see in Darmstadt, a city annihilated in WWII. Today there is little left but fragments, but for those interested in the Art Nouveau, there is no better city.
A complete list of all the places I consider worth visiting.