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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"What days is the Judenbad open?" (posted 04/10/2014)
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Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?"I am from Australia and I am picking up a motor home from McRent in Dieselstrasse4 61169 Friedberg and would like to hire bikes before setting off on a holiday. Can you recommend any bike hire shops in the area? The next town we will be driving to is Oranienstein, Strandbadweg 65582 Diez. Thank you! Regards, Krista" (posted 02/16/2015)
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Friedberg (Friedberg in der Wetterau) is a town and the capital of the Wetteraukreis district, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 26 kilometers north of Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) am Main.
Friedberg (Hessen) is a city on the northern edge of the Rhine-Main area and the administrative seat of the Wetteraukreis. The former free imperial city and trade fair city in the Middle Ages belonged to the most important cities in what is now Hesse. The rich past is still well-preserved in its townscape. Among the famous sights include the former imperial castle, the Gothic church and the medieval Judenbad.
Things to See in Friedberg
Church of Our Lady
Neo-Baroque St. Jacob's Church
Rathaus, The two Putzbau with mansard roof and roof riders was built from 1737 to 1740 by Johann Philipp
Soundgarden Festival, held annually featuring well-known bands and acts
Gesellschaft der Freunde „Theater Altes Hallenbad“, founded in August 2007. There is also a pool inside that goes unused
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More about the History of Friedberg
The old city was refounded by the Hohenstaufen dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire, conveniently located at important trading routes. The city initially rivaled Frankfurt am Main economically, with an important annual trading fair, and initial rapid expansion, though its economic fortunes soon dwindled.
Friedberg sits atop a basalt plateau overlooking the Usa and has been populated at least since Roman times. In Friedberg's suburb Bruchenbrücken, the relics of a Mesolithic settlement were found. The little hillock under the castle was the location of a Roman castle, part of the limes or border fortifications and presumably identical with the castellum in monte tauno that is quoted in Roman records, though this is still under discussion. Ruins of the castle as well as other Roman ruins have been found and conserved, such as the remains of Roman public baths (thermae). The crown and ports atop the Adolfsturm (the most prominent feature of the Friedberg castle) was restored during the 1980s.
Friedberg's old town quarter once housed a prosperous Jewish community that was totally wiped out during World War II. Many of Friedberg's Jews fled to South Africa and the United States before the Holocaust, but all remaining Jews were shipped to Buchenwald. The Judenbad (Jewish bath) contains a memorial to the fallen Jewish soldiers who fought for their fatherland during WWI. Today, only the medieval Jewish ceremonial bath, old synagogue arson memorial, and memorial plaque at one of the city's secondary schools are reminders of this part of the city's past. Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, diamond mining entrepreneur and former owner of De Beers was born and raised in Friedberg.
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Friedberg (Friedberg in der Wetterau) is a town and the capital of the Wetteraukreis district, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 26 kilometers north of Frankfurt am Main.
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