Bensheim-Auerbach is accessible with regional trains from the Deutsche Bahn. The next ICE train station ist FrankfurtMain. Visitors have the opportunity to take a taxi to the Auerbach castle from the station.
Take the highway A5 to Frankfurt and use the exit 'Zwingenberg' towards Bensheim. Continue straight and simply follow the instructions to Bensheim/Auerbach. Otherwise take the highway A6 towards Karlsruhe and use the exit 659 direction Viernheim. Stay on highway A5 to Darmstadt/Frankfurt.
Frankfurt/Main airport is the nearest to the Auerbach castle. From the airport visitors have the opportunity to take the ICE from the Deutsche Bahn to Frankfurt/Main main station and from there the regional train to Bensheim-Auerbach. Driving time by car 1 hour.
Auerbach castle is an old historic monument and a listed building, surrounded by a vast forest and lot of nature that offer breathtaking views. It is one of the most powerful and biggest castles in Hesse.
The historic Auerbach castle (Schloss Auerbach) is a mountain ruin, which is one of the most impressive and largest castles in southern Hesse, Germany. It is a cultural monument with an important historical meaning. The clearly visible basic triangular shape of the main castle is in today's ruin of the Castle still evident and awesome for visitors to examine. A formidable over 300-year old and about seven metres high Scots pine stands on a curtain wall of the Castle, which is an old preservative monument.
Auerbach castle is also used for weddings because of its powerful meaning and the historic importance. Wonderful ceremonies with the family and friends happen at the Castle Auerbach frequently.
Besides, as a ritual knight tournaments and medieval games take place at the Castle, that guarantee a lot of fun for children and adults. Visitors get the opportunity to watch and enjoy such tournaments and games and to understand the high importance for the inhabitants of the medieval town.
A visit to the castle is free for children and adults. Since the spring of 2007, the southern tower is open to the public again after an extensive restoration.
Escape Address: Außerhalb 2, 64665 Bensheim-Auerbach, Bensheim, Hesse, Germany
The winery in the town of Bensheim has a long tradition. Today is growing mainly 'Riesling wine' on an area of 13 hectare. But the real specialty of the winery is actually the Rosé wine, visitors get the chance to try. For years a small champagne producer is already operated as well, such that for champagne lovers three different sparkling wines are available for tasting, including as a "highlight" a Rosé sparkling wine.
The wonderful Nibelungen city Worms is only approximately 20 km away from Auerbach and offers a wide range of cultural attractions including museums, recreational activities for children and adults and old buildings that are very exciting and wonderful for tourists. In addition, the city has a variety of shopping, parks to relax and many events, such as theater or cinema performances.
Between the rivers Rhine, Main and Neckar covers over 3,500 km² spacious countryside with varied and worth protecting nature and geology: the area of the 'Geo-Nature Park Bergstraße-Odenwald' with its so called 'blocks of all sizes' (Felsenmeer). An incredible adventure for hiking, walking or cycling through stunning forests and parks that promise wonderful views.