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"Why should someone do a vacation in Grasellenbach? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Grasellenbach, which everyone visiting Grasellenbach should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Grasellenbach that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 07/01/2014)

You should definitely make a walk to Siegfriedbrunnen or to the Ireneturm. There are a total of approximately 1,000 km of marked hiking trails. An insider tip would be the grass Ellenbacher outdoor stage, a great cultural experience in the Odenwald dialect! You can buy local and fresh from the farm shop at Jäigs, and Landbäcker Danzberger bakes the way it was done 100 years ago. Incomparably good rolls! And in closing, my tip for eating: the Burgunderstube "Da Graziano". He is very nice and cooks wonderfully.
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Grassellebach is a community, primarily suitable for hiking tourism. It is located in the UNESCO Bergstrasse-Odenwald Geopark and offers many attractive destinations.
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Here you will find the famous Siegfried fountain from the Niebelungen legends. Very nice trails can also be found.
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Grasellenbach Overview

The community lies in the Odenwald and the UNESCO Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald at elevations between 420 and 580 m above sea level. The southern Odenwald’s two most important brooks, the Ulfenbach and the Weschnitz, which both rise in the constituent community of Hammelbach where the Neckar-Rhine watershed runs, flow through the community’s several centres.

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Evangelische Kirche Hammelbach

Katholische Kirche Hammelbach


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More about the History of Grasellenbach

The community of Grasellenbach took its current form in 1972 through the merger of the formerly self-governing communities of Hammelbach (Litzelbach), Gras-Ellenbach, Wahlen and Scharbach.

These centres had already had a bond lasting from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century when they were all in Electoral Palatinate’s Aicher Cent (tithing area). Only Litzelbach belonged to the Abtsteinach tithing area in the Archbishopric of Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide). The Cent – an administrative division similar to a community today – bore the name Aicher or Hammelbacher Cent. The name Aicher Cent it got from the court’s location, which lay where a Gefehlte Aiche – an oak with many trunks – stood. Hammelbach’s first documentary mention goes back to the year 795, while the other constituent communities had theirs about 1300. Electoral Palatinate’s and Mainz’s overlordship in the area lasted until 1802, when under the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss they all became part of the Grand Duchy of Hesse.

The village, whose livelihood originally came from craftsmen and farmers, experienced an upswing in the 19th century owing to the boom in new red sandstone processing. In the 20th century, tourism grew in importance, earning an especially prominent place in Gras-Ellenbach’s local economy. The community of Grasellenbach as a whole nowadays has roughly 4,000 inhabitants.

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Grasellenbach is a community in the Bergstraße district in southern Hesse, Germany.

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