Bensheim Old Town

Bensheim Old Town


Medieval town on the Hessian mountain road

The beautiful town of Bensheim (pop. approx. 41,000) is located on the Bergstrasse in Hesse. The wooded slopes of the Odenwald protect the town, which receives a lot of sunlight due to its south-western slope. The entire region is one of the warmest in Germany and is therefore also called the “German Riviera”. Beilstein was granted market rights by Emperor Otto I as early as 956. It is surrounded by vineyards. The origins of its vineyard date back to 1504. The old town has a central market square framed by many beautiful, well-preserved half-timbered houses. Strolling through the alleys and streets, you will come across restaurants, cafés and wine taverns where you can stop for a leisurely meal.


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