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 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.
Odenwald was once one of Europe's largest hunting preserves, the exclusive domain of Emperors and Kings. Come explore the forests and valleys of this ancient landscape.