Michelstadt: Fairy Tale Town in the Odenwald Forest
Drive one hour south of Frankfurt and enter the enchanting medieval world of Michelstadt. The town's history goes back 1,200 years (and maybe more). The Town Hall, with its high steeples and late-Gothic timber framing, dates back to 1484. Explore the crooked streets, half-timbered houses, and formidable castle and tower in this charming town in the heart of the Odenwald. In December, a Christmas market takes over the historic center, adding to the magical experience of visiting this historic village.
Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona