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Babenhausen - a place full of natural beauty and cultural highlights. The Natura-2000 area "In den Rödern bei Babenhausen" is an important protected area for flora and fauna. With an area of 86 hectares, it provides habitat for numerous animal and plant species. Formerly a military training ground, the area has since been transformed into natural habitats. Grazing by Przewalski's horses contributes to the preservation of sand habitats.
On the premises of VDO-Siemens, one of the largest populations in Germany of the rare pioneer plant Sand-Silberscharte can be found. This plant is an important indicator of the quality of sand habitats and shows that valuable nature can also be preserved in industrial areas.
The Hergershäuser Wiesen are part of the Natura2000 areas "Untere Gersprenz" and "Untere Gersprenzaue". Several nature reserves are located here, which make an important contribution to the preservation of biodiversity. The landscape is characterized by meadows, fields, and small rivers that wind through the area.
Another highlight in Babenhausen is the Schöne Eiche near Harreshausen. This around 550-year-old pyramid oak is a natural monument and impresses with its majestic size. It stands on a hill and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape.
In addition to nature, Babenhausen also has a lot to offer culturally. Historical buildings such as the castle or the town church are worth seeing. The castle was built in the 16th century and served for a long time as the residence of the counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg. Today it houses, among other things, the city archive and the local museum.
The Stadtkirche St. Nikolaus dates back to the 14th century and impresses with its Gothic style. Inside you can find, among other things, a baroque pulpit and an organ from the 18th century.
Regular events such as the Altstadtfest or the Christmas market attract visitors from near and far. The Altstadtfest takes place every year in summer and offers a colorful program of music, arts and crafts, and culinary delights. The Christmas market, on the other hand, transforms the marketplace into a winter fairy tale landscape with mulled wine, gingerbread, and gift ideas.
If you visit Babenhausen, you should definitely stay at the Landhotel
Zur Bretzel. The hotel
is located 19 km from Grube Messel and offers accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace, and a restaurant. This 3-star hotel
has free Wi-Fi and is known for its cozy atmosphere and excellent cuisine.
Overall, Babenhausen is worth a visit not only for nature lovers but also for those interested in culture. The city offers a perfect mix of nature experiences, historical sights, and cultural events - a place to relax, discover, and enjoy!
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