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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

"Where in Waldgirmes can I buy fresh rolls in the morning or get a nice breakfast with coffee?" (posted 07/01/2014)

There are 2 possibilities: 1) The Drescher Bakery in the Kreuzerstr. 33. One should go there early, preferably before 9:00. Then you have the largest selection of different rolls. 2) There is also a very good bakery in the Rewe in neighboring Dorlar. You should try both try and then see which one you like. Important: On Sunday, both of these bakeries are closed. However, in neighboring Dorlar before reaching the Rewe, there is an ARAL gas station. They have fresh bread on Sunday!
Answer provided by Reiner Kraft on 07/02/2014
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

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

Waldgirmes has a Conveniently situated near the cities of Giessen and Wetzlar (Central Hesse). From here you can take excursions to popular destinations. We recommend: 1) visit the castle Braunfels (about 15 minutes) 2) Visit the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt (45 minutes) and 3) visit the Cologne Cathedral (about 1 hour, 30 minutes). Here are a few insider tips for Waldgirmes: 1) Dinner or Lunch at Restaurant Failing or DaFranco 2) eating ice cream in Naunheim (about 2 km) in the ice cream parlor Dolomiti, and 3) a visit to the Roman Forum (archaeological site) in Waldgirmes.
Answer provided by Reiner Kraft on 07/01/2014
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Waldgirmes situated on the Lahn, where you can enjoy delightful walks and canoeing. In Waldgirmes git it an excavation site, the Roman Camp. It lies between Wetzlar and Giessen. Proximity to the lake and Dutenhofener Heuchelheimer lake. Heimartmuseum in Waldgirmes. One is to make fast on the highway trips.
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Waldgirmes Overview

Waldgirmes is a small, charming village near Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) in the midst of lush meadows and beautiful forests. It is located in central Hesse, from where all kinds of activities are possible: watch the castles go by on a Rhine river cruise, paddle on a canoe down the romantic Lahn river, or let yourself be pampered at the spa facilities in Bad Homburg (Homburg vacation rentals | Homburg travel guide).

The name Lahnau (Lahnau vacation rentals | Lahnau travel guide) is derived from the nearby Lahn River, one of Germany's most romantic rivers. Proud castles, impressive churches, monasteries and cathedrals testify for the culture of the Lahn River valley. Lovely old towns with quaint half-timbered houses tell a story of the hustle and bustle of former times.

More about the History of Waldgirmes

In June 2003 there were 3,393 people living in Waldgirmes, which is over 1,200 years old and, therefore, has quite some history. Waldgirmes was first mentioned on 17 June 771 in the Codex Laurishamensis, page 187, paragraph 5 (15th calendar of July in the 3rd year of the Government of King Charles). In a Hubenregister (directory of goods) of the monastery Lorsch (Lorsch vacation rentals | Lorsch travel guide) the full name Waldgermize was mentioned. Between 780 and 802 a donation had been made to the Monastery of Fulda (Fulda vacation rentals | Fulda travel guide).

In the year 1104 the Count Otto von Gleiberg inherited the western half of the county Gleiberg to which Waldgirmes belonged. In 1129 or 1141 Otto married the daughter of the Count of Solms (Solms vacation rentals | Solms travel guide). His dominion he brought into the Solmser possessions and called himself Count Otto von Solms.

In 1255 the county Solms was split amongst the brothers Heinrich and Marquard. Marquard, who already in 1240 had his own residence built in Königsberg (Königsberg vacation rentals | Königsberg travel guide) would refer to himself from now on as the Count of Solms-Königsberg. Waldgirmes belonged to his reign. Count Philip, the last male member of this dynasty, sold in 1350 his possessions to the Count Heinrich Il., the Iron of Hesse. Only until 1629/1631, almost 300 years later, this division contract had been approved by the emperor. In the three centuries before, the people living in Waldgirmes had to tithe to two rulers.

In more recent history (1997-1998) some archeologists discovered traces which go back to the time of the Roman Empire. The picture above shows a model of the Roman forum Lahnau-Waldgirmes, which was over 2200 square meters large. A good historical overview can be found on Waldgirmes' official homepage.

There are many historical buildings in the center of the village, along with a local Heimatmuseum. Although the village is small, it has a lot to offer. You can get many things done locally without having to drive a lot.

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Waldgirmes is a small, charming village near Frankfurt in the midst of lush meadows and beautiful forests. It is located in central Hesse, from where all kinds of activities are possible: watch the castles go by on a Rhine river cruise, paddle on a canoe down the romantic Lahn river, or let yourself be pampered at the spa facilities in Bad Homburg.

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