Bertha Benz Memorial Route
Dossenheim is located at the scenically enchanting “Bergstraße” in direct neighborhood towards Heidelberg. With an approximate height of 550m the “Weiße Stein” (White Stone) is the highest point of altitude within the community at the edge of the Odenwald. Towards the west the town opens up towards the Rhine-plain, which climatic conditions create optimal conditions for horticulture.
With its connections to Heidelberg, Mannheim and Weinheim by train, the B3 (federal road B3) and the connection towards the motorway Dossenheim is easy to reach.
A multitude of bikeways and footpaths throughout the Rhine-plain enable visitors and tourists to enjoy healthy and relaxing trips by foot and bike through a beautiful landscape.
The “Schwabenheimer Hof”, located directly at the Neckar, belongs to the community since 1925. The agricultural viller is a popular destination for trips among cyclists and hikers of the region.
The cultural program is diverse: There are big events such as “Kerwe” (carnival), “Sommertagszug” (summer day parade) and events in the “Museumsscheuer” (museum barn).
The history of the community is presented vividly in the local museum.
Another popular destination for trips are the ruins of the “Schauenburg” (Schauencastle). The ruins are under monumental protection and are remains from the 13th till 15th century.
The history of stone processing comes to life in the former quarry Leferenz. The geological happenings are explained with the use of information boards using historical photographs. These pictures illustrate the dangerous and full of privation work of the people doing labour in the quarry. The monumentally sized quarry walls give impressive testimony of how much stone was mined and moved during the time this quarry was in work.
Hiking trail: open all year long
The quarry museum is opened Sunday, 25th of September from 2 p.m. till 5 p. m.
On these days there will be a demonstration of stone processing.
Mr. Thomas Schiller
Phone: +49 6221 865120
Further information can be found online at dossenheim.de (German)
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