Homberg (Efze) Old Town

Homberg (Efze) Old Town


Elaborately renovated medieval town

First mentioned in a document in the 13th century, today’s Homberg Old Town in the Efzetal valley of northern Hesse looks like a medieval town straight out of a picture book. It owes its name to the ruins of the 12th-century Hohenburg castle, which sits enthroned on the castle hill and is now home to a restaurant. Between 2004 and 2007, the old town of Homberg was extensively renovated. Particularly worth seeing here, in addition to the almost completely preserved town wall, are the over 700-year-old “Kirchhoflinde” (churchyard lime tree) next to the town church and the “House of the Reformation” from 1668 with the Hohenberg Museum. Among the most impressive half-timbered houses are the Fünffenster house, the “Krone” inn from 1721 and the Löwenhaus from 1617.


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