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"I am trying to plan a trip for the first anniversary of my wife and me. So far, I would like to stay at the castle Burg Hornberg for a couple of days but I’m trying to find things in the area to do. Mosbach is the closest urban area to the castle. Mind you we speak very little German! We love sightseeing and hiking and any amazing view we can get our hands on. Any help would be appreciated so much!" (posted 06/22/2014)

Since you are exactly right in Mosbach. Bike trails, hiking, a historic old town, the Wine Route Castle Road. There are so many sights around Mosbach.
Answer provided by Christian Klust on 06/23/2014
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Hornberg Castle, the castle of Goetz von Berlichingen (knight with the iron fist), is located about 60 km from Heidelberg, on the edge of the Neckar Valley. To that point, you can find on the left and right banks of the Neckar, numerous medieval castles and castle ruins. Prominent medieval towns nearby (approx. 6 km) are Mosbach and Gundelheim, 14 km awaay is the medieval Stauffer city of Bad Wimpfen. If you like to hike or bike on the road, there is good cycling and walking routes in the valleys of the Neckar, Elz, Kocher, and Jagst, all of varying levels of difficulty. A trip is always worthwhile into the nearby Odenwald, the Bauland, and the Kraichgau.
Answer provided by Barbara Hornung on 06/23/2014
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Hello, for walking, the "Neckarsteig" is recommended. Nearby there is also the "Margaret Gorge", a very nice circular route. Burg Hornberg is part of the castle road, and towards Heidelberg or Heilbronn, there are many other castles and palaces. Heidelberg is definitely a must. There are also some thermal baths and spas in the area. Wine tastings are also highly recommended.
Answer provided by Daniel Pauli on 06/23/2014
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Mosbach Overview

Mosbach is situated south of the Odenwald mountains at a height of 134-354m at the confluence of the Neckar and the Elz. The town is part of the conservation area Naturpark Neckartal-Odenwald and the UNESCO Geopark Bergstraße-Odenwald.

Things to See in Mosbach

The historic town centre with the pedestrian area and timber-framed houses

Palm House built in 1610, which is the town’s emblem

Salzhaus, which is the oldest timber-framed house

Altes Rathaus with tower

Former collegiate church, now a parish church, of which the nave is used by the Protestants, and the chancel by the Roman Catholics

Tempelhaus in Neckarelz, which has the character of both a castle and a church

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More about the History of Mosbach

The settlement of Mosbach developed around the Benedictine monastery of Mosbach Abbey ("Monasterium Mosabach"), the first written record of which dates from the 9th century. In 1241 rights and privileges had been granted to Mosbach as an Imperial free city. These rights were lost in 1362 when Mosbach became part of the Electoral Palatinate. In the 15th century Mosbach became the residence of the Electors Palatine Otto I and Otto II. After the end of the Mosbach principality in 1499 the town became the capital of the administrative district of "Oberamt Mosbach" in the Electoral Palatinate. In 1806 the city was made part of the Grand Duchy of Baden. In World War II, the Mosbach area was the location of an underground airplane engine factory.

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Mosbach is the capital of the Neckar-Odenwald district in the north of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, about 58 km east of Heidelberg. It has a population of approximately 25,000 people distributed in six boroughs: Mosbach Town, Lohrbach, Neckarelz, Diedesheim, Sattelbach and Reichenbuch.

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