BensheimSouth Hesse, Germany.
The Altstadt in Bensheim is part of the town's central shopping and restaurant district along Hauptstraße, a pedestrian mall about a half kilometre long that passes through the Marktplatz. The Altstadt also includes some streets crossing and parallel to Hauptstraße. The Altstadt has many half-timbered buildings, some picturesque fountains, a creek under an attractive bridge, and tower that might be part of an old city wall.
Bensheim is on the railway line running from Darmstadt and continues south of Weinheim. There is also a branch line from Bensheim to Worms.
Bensheim is served by the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN) public transportation network which offers day tickets to explore the Bergstraße region southwards from Zwingenberg by regional train, bus or tram. The railway station has a staffed ticket office (DB Reisezentrum) where you can purchase VRN as well as DB (railway) tickets.
There are trains to Darmstadt and to Worms roughly every hour.
By carBensheim is on the A5 between Darmstadt and Heidelberg.
The Altstadt is quite walkable and is very close to the railway station.
Marktbrunnendates from 1895
House No. 22former Gasthaus 'Zur Armbrust', built in 1615 – timber-framed corner house with a two-storey bay and half-hipped roof
House No. 21renaissance timber framework (built around 1600) of this three-storey house appears relatively unaltered.
House No. 16-18ensemble of three identical timber-framed houses built in 1682 “as an adornment of the Market Square” dominate its southern side.
BergstraßeDrive along the Landstraße taking in the historic towns along the way.
phone: +49 6251-72958address: Kappengasse 2 - Bensheim-AuerbachVery nice restaurant and wine pub. With atrium to sit outside during warm summer nights.
phone: +49 6251 989910address: Darmstädter Str. 168
phone: +49 6251 944970address: Albert-Einstein-Allee 7