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The city of Eberbach am Neckar.

At the foot of the Katzenbuckel [cat's arched back], a raising of the Odenwald, lies the town of Eberbach am Neckar. The old city, in which the House of Hohenstaufen left its marks, is considered a jewel in the Rhine-Neckar region and is a popular holiday destination. The Neckar valley Odenwald nature park is right outside the city and offers ideal conditions for hikers and cyclists.

It all started with the noble family of the Lords of Eberbach. Under their rule, the fore, mid and back castles were built between 1200 and 1250. The castle buildings were referred to in writing under the rule of the House of Hohenstaufen in 1227. It was also under their rule that the expansion of the area into a city took place. From the mid-14th Century, the Count Palatine of the Rhine owned the city as collateral security and from the 16th Century it belonged to the Electoral Palatinate. Since 1806, Eberbach has belonged to Baden. Nowadays, only a complex system of ruins remains of the castle buildings.

The city of Eberbach

Many historic buildings today still bear witness to the rich history of the city. You can still see four towers of the old city fortifications in the historical old town: the Gunpowder Tower of the 15th Century, the Blue Hat and Winch Tower of the 14th Century, as well as the Rose Tower of the 13th Century. Around the old town, remains of the city wall are still visible.

Also worth a visit is the Old Town Hall. It was built in 1823 in the Weinbrenner style. Here in the historic Old Market you can also find the colourful Hotel Karpfen. Just like the Krabbenstein inn, its facades are decorated with the old occupations typical of the region. The oldest stone building in Eberbach is the Thalheim House. Today it is home to the information centre of the Neckar valley Odenwald nature park. Take a journey through time. The tours in Eberbach are always worth a visit. For example, you could join the night watchman on a tour as he makes his rounds through the romantic old town. Would you like to get to know the history of the historic city centre? Every Saturday from 1st May to 31st October there will be guided tours through the exciting city.

Eberbach offers many sporting and various recreational activities. They range from hiking, Nordic walking and cycling to carriage rides, informing you about the city in the Neckar valley.

The year round provision of events in Eberbach ensures excellent entertainment opportunities. For example, the highly successful and internationally acclaimed wild garlic festival called “Bärlauchtage” in March and April. Wild garlic is a cult in the city and during the wild garlic season it can be found on every menu. Besides, the traditional Spring Festival in the old town, with cultural and culinary delights of all kinds, the CH-Alpha spring run, the cuckoo market in the Au at the end of August, the well-known jazz festival „Eberbacher Jazztage am Neckar und im Odenwald“ and all the other events of our most active societies and associations await you. A ferry ride is fun – the Eberbach passenger ferry presents boat trips on the Neckar with the Eberbach Castle ferry. And if you should have an appetite – the city has a wide selection of good restaurants. The tastiest dishes include the regional game and fish dishes.

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Kultur-Tourismus-Stadtinformation

Leopoldsplatz 1
D 69412 Eberbach
Phone +49 (0)6271 87-242 Tourist-Info
Telefax +49 (0)6271 87-254
Email: tourismus(ad)eberbach.de
www.eberbach.de