Enjoying a stunningly scenic situation amidst the Odenwald Mountains and Rhine plain, the traditional town of Bensheim offers visitors an alluring architectural array and a gentle, sunny climate guaranteed to enrich mind, body and soul. Charming, half-timbered houses decorate the tree lined streets and the gentle River Lauter runs through the tranquil town, emitting an encompassing sense of tranquillity. The town’s incredibly turbulent history has resulted many memorials and renovated buildings, magnificent monuments that commemorate a difficult past and prosperous present.
The spindly turrets and elaborate façade of the Bensheim Town Hall are a truly impressive sight to behold, and the building’s theological roots are evident in the elaborate ecclesiastical architecture. Enjoy verdant visions and imperial beauty at the Rodensteiner Hof, a sophisticated stately home surrounded by manicured gardens. The town’s medieval heritage is evident at the Walderdorffer Hof, a timber-framed house that boasts the title of the oldest in the entire region.
The town of Bensheim is rich with artistic culture and boasts not one, but four vibrant theatres in which colourful performances are hosted every week. The town’s prominent Parktheater is a glorious building that shines in splendour after its recent renovation and is only rivalled by the quaint yet charismatic The Variete Pegasus. The museum selection comprises of the town’s intriguing Museum der Stadt Bensheim and a captivating collection of ancient Jewish artefacts in the Auerbach Synagogue.
The fabulous fusion food at the Zum Schwanen is a culinary revolution recognised by critics and locals alike; innovative international food is served amongst rich and rustic surroundings to create a unique dining experience. Cosmopolitan cuisine includes creative dishes such as guinea fowl breast in green Thai curry and veal chops with a horseradish crust.(Nibelungenstr. 52 64653 Lorsch)