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Are there any cultural highlights, museums?"How did the town of Butzbach get its name? Was it named for a person or family named Butzbach? If so, who?" (posted 06/10/2014)
Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?
Good restaurants for dinner?
Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.
Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?
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Where to find good quality groceries?"Where would one go to find information on an ancestor? This person (Heinrich Ruebsamen was born in Butzbach in 1821 and moved to America in 1849. Many thanks" (posted 01/19/2015)
Are there any special local events?"What is the summer dress code for Sunday worship services at St. Mark's church?" (posted 06/10/2015)
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"Was stationed at Schloss Kaserne from 1964 thru 1966 and would appreciate any old photos from that time. Also planning a trip back to Butzbach, in December of this year and would love some information on the town now. Thank you " (posted 03/05/2016)
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Travel Insider Tips for Butzbach
Butzbach is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hesse, Germany. It is located approx. 16 km south of Gießen and 35 km north of Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) am Main. If you like the outdoors, hiking and exploring nature, then the town of Butzbach should be on top of your list of places to visit in Germany. Butzbach lies in a rural farming area in the Taunus, a low mountain range in Hesse, and is at the foot of the Hausberg, one of the highest mountains within the Taunus. On top of this mountain the citizens of Butzbach have built a giant look—out from where you have a breathtaking view over the whole area.
Butzbach was the site of the 2007 Hessentag, which took place June 1 to June 10, a yearly Hesse-wide festive event showcasing various parts of the state. The
landgraves' castle), used by the United States Army until 1990, is now utilized by the city council. The so called
Roman Way Housing of the United States Army with more than 1000 apartments was abandoned in October 2007 and is now empty. The town's market place is enclosed by timber framing. The
Schrenzer hill overlooks the town and the country north of Frankfurt, called Wetterau.
Butzbach is a typically German quaint and tranquil small town, which is countrywide known for its stunning half-timbered houses. To showcase the beauty of the town and inform about the great number of historically relevant buildings, the local tourist office regularly arranges guided tours through the town. To get more information and book your tour, please contact one of the guides (http://www.stadt-butzbach.de/795.html).
Things to See in Butzbach
The Schrenzer is a hill on the outskirts of Butzbach and is a popular destination, because you have a nice overview of the environment. The location of the mountain offers an outdoor recreation with beautiful views over the city from the basin.
On top of this mountain the citizens of Butzbach have built a giant look—out from where you have a breathtaking view over the whole area. The first look—out was already built in 1873 but had to be torn down in 1941 because the tower had become too run down and was a danger to its visitors. Since then there had been several attempts to rebuild the look-out but only in 2005 an association started to form that finally managed to get the needed funding, permits and man power together to start the build of the new Hausbergturm on the 1st of May in 2007. Exactly one year later the almost 80 feet high tower was inaugurated.
Since then the Hausbergturm is a popular destination for hikers all year round. From the observation deck you have an amazing view onto the town of Butzbach and over wide parts of the Taunus. It is a great place for bird watching or landscape painting. Around the look—out there are several wooden tables and benches, for visitors to rest and have picnics. Every year, on the 1st of May, there is a great spring festival at the Hausberg, which usually attracts hundreds of visitors. If you cannot wait so long to enjoy this fantastic environment, have a look at www.hausbergturm.de. There is a web cam on the site, which shows you the view from the tower so you can get a glimpse of what it is like to experience this spectacular nature. Should you ever be there and feel the need for some peace and quiet, get to Butzbach visit the Hausbergturm.
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Butzbach
From about 90 AD, the Wetterau and hence Butzbach part were an established Roman province of Germania Superior. They started very quickly in order to build the Limes. Even today you can see the remains of the border wall. The Romans built it during its nearly 200-year reign over Butzbach in close proximity to the center of of the city near Kastell. It was one of the key forts of the Wetterau, the cohort Hunneburg castle, which today can be seen. Even in the middle of the 17th Century, it was clearly visible, as a historian of Hesse reported. From the beginning of the 2nd Century, there was also a civil settlement (Vicus), whose name however was not recorded. It was between the two castles and achieved significant (urban) scale. When the cases of the chat and the Alamannen in 2nd and 3rd Century castles were destroyed but always rebuilt. Up to the task of the Limes in the year 260 the two forts remained manned.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Butzbach is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hesse, Germany. It is located approx. 16 km south of Gießen and 35 km north of Frankfurt am Main. If you like the outdoors, hiking and exploring nature, then the town of Butzbach should be on top of your list of places to visit in Germany. Butzbach lies in a rural farming area in the Taunus, a low mountain range in Hesse, and is at the foot of the Hausberg, one of the highest mountains within the Taunus. On top of this mountain the citizens of Butzbach have built a giant look—out from where you have a breathtaking view over the whole area.
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