Walldürn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is a town in the south of Germany. Around eleven thousand five hundred people live in the town, which belongs to the Neckar-Odenwald district. The region is particularly interesting for nature and history lovers.
The historical importance dates back to the Roman Empire. It was a border town of the Limes Germanicus. These were frontier (limes) fortifications that protected the Roman provinces in the conquered part of Germania from the unsubdued Germanic tribes beyond the border. One of the highlights in the region is the catholic pilgrimage to Heiligen Blut. Around eighty thousand visitors come every year to the ceremonial processions that lead to the altar of Heiligen Blut. The Old Town of Walldürn is well-known for the historical buildings. Among the most important buildings are the town hall, which was built in the fifteenth century and the Basilica St. Georg, which plays an important role in the ceremonial processions of the pilgrimage.
History enthusiasts can visit the remaining ruins of the Roman Baths in Walldürn and the fort Kleinkastell Haselburg, around seven kilometres away. If you want to get more information on the topic, the Roman Museum in Osterburken is very recommendable. It's a twenty-five-minute drive from Walldürn by car. It displays items and artifacts from the times under the Roman reign, which were found in the region. The museum tells the story of the everyday life in the Roman Empire, not only of the Roman religion but also of the life of the Germanic tribes beyond the border.
If you like outdoor activities, the region around Waldürn is very suitable for hikers, as well. There are numerous hiking paths, which include the well-known Geo-Naturepark Bergstrasse-Odenwald, with its beautifully diverse and untouched landscapes.
The supply of accommodations is a bit limited in Walldürn, but there are some hotels and holiday apartments as well as an option for a Walldürn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel in and around the town. Your Walldürn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel is focused on families with kids and school classes, so be prepared to encounter a lot of children if you want to stay in a hostel in Walldürn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, during the summer. Keep in mind the dates of the popular pilgrimage in summer; during that period the town is very busy and it can be difficult to find a place to stay.
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