The highlight of Michelstadt is its picturesque medieval town centre.
The Odenwaldbahn serves Michelstadt with trains running roughly every hour from the Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof. The trip from Darmstadt takes roughly 1 hour. Michelstadt, like Darmstadt, is within the public transportation network of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV). If 2-5 people are doing a day trip from Darmstadt, then a group day ticket (Gruppentageskarte) will be much more economical than buying single trip tickets.
By carAbout one hour drive east of Bensheim
The town is very small and quite walkable.
Follow Bahnhofstraße from the railway station to reach the Altstadt (old town).
RathausThe half-timbered town hall has been a city landmark since 1484.
MarktbrunnenThe fountain standing opposite the Rathaus in Marktplatz was erected in 1575. A statue of the archangel Michael stands on a column above the fountain.
SchwiegermutterbrunnenThis fountain (literally the mother-in-law fountain) is the town's oldest fountain.
Alte Hof-ApothekeThe old apothecary is a half-timbered structure built in 1557. The ground floor is built out of red sandstone.
StadtkircheLate Gothic church - Choir: 1481, main entrance: 1490, bell tower: 1507, carillon: 1913/58.
SynagogueBuilt in 1791.
Remains of the city wall with a gate and a defensive towerBest seen from a park between Braunstraße and Kellereibergstraße.
Outside the Altstadt
Schloss Fürstenauaddress: SchlossplatzThis chateau is a short distance north of the railway station.
Einhardsbasilikaaddress: Schloßstraße 23Carolingian church built between 824 and 827
Kastell WürzbergRoman bath and castra
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