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Albungen Overview

Abungen lies about 6.5 km northwest of Eschwege (Eschwege vacation rentals | Eschwege travel guide) and is in the Tal der Werra.

Things to See in Eschwege


  • Stadtmuseum Eschwege (Eschwege vacation rentals | Eschwege travel guide) (town museum)
  • Eschweger Zinnfiguren- und Miniaturenkabinett (tin figures and miniatures cabinet)
  • “Freunde der Eisenbahn” (railway museum)
  • Heimatmuseum in the scenic Old Town, has a marketplace surrounded by timber-frame houses.


  • Neustädter Kirche St. Katharina (church)
  • Marktkirche St. Dionys (market church)
  • Eschwege Landgraves’ Palace (Schloss Eschwege), since 1821 seat of the district administration (1386 built as a castle, expanded into a palace in 16th and 17th centuries), with Frau Holle well and Dietemann tower, containing the Dietemann, the figure of a man with a horn, the symbol of the Eschweger, which is located in the castle tower and appears every hour to blow its horn. Also scenic are the views along the river Werra.
  • Hochzeitshaus (“Wedding House”, a municipal community centre from 1578)
  • Schulberg (Cyriakusberg, mountain) with the Karlsturm (tower, last remnant of a “women’s foundation” built in the 11th century)
  • Nikolaiturm (former church tower from 1455)
  • Bismarckturm (tower) on the Leuchtberg (from 1903)
  • Schäferhalle (Pavilion on the west slope of the Leuchtberg)
  • Former synagogue, today a New Apostolic church
  • Hospital chapel
  • Monastery, seat of the Eschwege monastery brewery
  • Hexenkeller (“Witches’ Cellar”)


  • Palace garden
  • Botanical garden
  • Sophiengarten
  • Leuchtbergpark (with paths in and around the Greater and Lesser Leuchtberg)
  • Werratalsee (lake, a local recreation area between Eschwege and Schwebda)

Regular Events:

  • Weekly market at the Obermarkt (“Upper Market”) every Wednesday and Saturday morning
  • Johannisfest, traditionally on the first Sunday in July, but if summer holidays in Hesse begin in June, held on the last Sunday before they begin. Friday: town festival with traditional Kränzewickeln (“wreath winding”); Saturday: Maienzug (parade) of Eschwege school classes; Sunday: festival parade of Eschwege school classes with the Dietemann (a local mascot); Monday: festival conclusion and lantern sendoff by the Eschwege Rowing Club, fireworks.
  • Open Flair Festival (so called, even in German) usually on the second weekend in August
  • Pub festival in the inner town with live music in spring and autumn
  • Brewery festival (Eschwege monastery brewery)
  • Wurschtfest in Eschwege in September (sausage festival)
  • Eschweger Puppen-Festtage (dolls), first weekend in November
  • Eschwege Automobile Exhibition in the inner town in May
  • Hüttenzauber, impressive before-Christmas event at the marketplace
  • Christmas market at the marketplace/Obermarkt (“Upper Market”)
  • Eschwege Spring festival
  • Eschwege shooting festival, first weekend in September
  • Fritz Jordan memorial rowing; late September on the Werra
  • WerraMan - Eschwege popular triathlon (400 m swimming, 23 km cycling and 5 km walking), late August/early September

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More about the History of Albungen

Albungen has always been a small town of Eschwege (Eschwege vacation rentals | Eschwege travel guide) and has only increased in size by 100 people in the last 80 years.

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