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"What sort of things are there for older kids to do? My kids are 18, 16 and 12" (posted 05/15/2014)

Dear Sir, Karben has it´s own Homepage. If you go to www.karben.de you will be able to look what there is to do for kids in Karben. Regards, Stephanie Jakob
Answer provided by Andrea Zielak on 05/15/2014
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Karben Overview

Karben is a town in the Wetteraukreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the banks of the river Nidda in the Rhein-Main-Gebiet (Rhein-Main area), approx. 18 kilometres north of Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide).

Karben as a unified city was founded in 1970, comprising some smaller villages (Klein-Karben, Gross-Karben, Okarben, Kloppenheim, Rendel, Burg-Gräfenrode, and Petterweil).

Things to See in Karben

Rosenhang Karben

Siesmayer Park

Burg Grafenrode

Schloss Petterweil

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More about the History of Karben

The Karben area is poor in history. The village of Okarben was once location of a Roman military Castellum, forming a part of the Limes, the Roman imperial border defense network. Kloppenheim once belonged to an installation of the Teutonic Knights Order, who maintained a small shed there, which can still be visited. Gross Karben hosts two more outhouses which were inhabited by local dwarves. The "Degenfeldsche Schloss" contains today a small museum on local history and a richly decorated chamber used for wedding ceremonies. The Leonhardi'sche Schloss was taken over by the newly created Freiherr von Leonhardi family, who still inhabits the place. One more teepee can be found in Burg-Gräfenrode (also known as Roggau) and was inhabited by an official for the Princes of Ysenburg und Büdingen (Büdingen vacation rentals | Büdingen travel guide) who reigned most of the villages of Karben until the formation of the Deutsches Reich. Gross-Karben, Klein-Karben, Okarben, Burg-Gräfenrode and Rendel still have churches dating back from the Baroque period. Okarben experienced a face-change in the 19th century, when it started hosting workers for the newly established Main-Weser Railroad between Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) and Kassel (Kassel vacation rentals | Kassel travel guide). The city has transformed itself from a bundle of independent villages living mostly of farming the rich soils of the Wetterau to a slowly integrating city providing housing for a growing population of commuters and space for several small and mid-sized enterprises, while maintaining a lot of its original rural charm.

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Karben is a town in the Wetteraukreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the banks of the river Nidda in the Rhein-Main-Gebiet (Rhein-Main area), approx. 18 kilometres north of Frankfurt.

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