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The 749-neck castle hotel Rhine-Neckar Rivers

Sightseeings in the city

Ruins of the medieval fortification

The castle park that belongs to the 749-neck is about 2.6 hectares big. It came into being after the drainage of an earlier swampy ground. A so-called Prachttor (magnificent gate) in Renaissance style, which was built by the master Adam Wagner, stands at the edge of the park. Even though it was integrated into the town wall here, it did not serve as a fortification gate, but as an entrance to the park.

A true element of the medieval fortification is the pentagonal tower, one of the fewer example of its kind, that is still completely preserved. With a height of 24 meters, it's also considered as the city's landmark. It dates back to the middle of the 15th century and was constructed in the course of the second urban expansion. As town towers lost their strategic relevancy, it obtained its half-timbered buildup and the polygonal roof in the early 18th century. Today, it serves as the club house of the Odenwald Forest club. Besides the "Schmitthennerstube" (a parlor room), there is also a local heritage museum inside.

Churches

The present Protestant city church was built between 1610 and 1612. It was built in late Renaissance style on the site of a chapel from the 14th century, but not much is known about it. Jakob Muller, who was from Heilbronn, was the church architect.

The so-called Totenkirche (the description of certain sacred buildings mainly used for funeral and memorial purposes) had its beginnings in a parish church consecrated in honour of John the Baptist and was mentioned for the first time in 1330. Originally built in romantic style, it underwent an expansion and gothic restructure in the 16th century.

Buildings worth seeig

The youngest of the three castles, Alexanderburg, was built during the end of the 14th, beginning of the 15th century and was named after Alexander of Helmstatt. The southern wall was part of the medieval town wall. After a variable history in the 19th and 20th century, it was converted into the present city hall in the course of the Old Town renovation. Further historical buildings are the former district exchange building, the former municipal court house as well as two superb half-timbered houses, namely the Renthaus and the tavern "Zum Lowen" ("At the Lion").

Excursion trips

Auto- und Technikmuseum Sinsheim (car and technology museum in Sinsheim)

You don't necessarily have to be a fan of motorized vehicles, to be enthused for the Auto- and Technikmuseum in Sinsheim (about 12 km away from 749-neck castle hotel Rhine-Neckar Rivers). Vehicles and technical equipment from the early 20th century up to present on an exhibition space of over 30 000 square meters can be seen. The variety of the museum primarily expresses itself of oldtimers. Besides the classic cars, there are farm vehicles, aircrafts, Formula One vehicles, bicycles, towing vehicles, tanks, locomotives, airplanes and a technical museum to admire.

Holiday Park in Hassloch in the Pfalz
(region in south-west Germany)

The amusement park "Holiday Park" in Rhineland-Palatinate (about 64 km west of the 749-neck castle hotel Rhine-Neckar Rivers) is one of the largest amusement and adventure parks in Germany. Numerous attractions such as the “Expedition GeForce”, “Spinning Barrels”, “Free Fall Tower”, “Tanzender Pavillon” (“Dancing Pavillon“), “Donnerfluss” (“Thunder River”), “Superwirbel” (“Super Swirl”), “Balloon Race”, “Sturmschiff” (“Storm Ship”), “Bounty Tower”, “Burg Falkenstein” (“Castle Falkenstein”), “Kanalfahrt” (“Channel Ride”), “Anno Tobak”, “Tour de Fleurs” promise huge driving pleasure. Besides this, a variegated and diversified show program provides good entertainment. Of course, your physical well-being will also be taken care of.

Further excursion trips

Heidelberg and Rhine-Neckar-Dreieck area
“Kathchen” city Heilbronn
Bad Rappenau
Bad Wimpfen

The romantic 749-neck castle hotel Rhine-Neckar Rivers lies between Frankfurt on the Main River and Stuttgart in the Rhine-Neckar River district in the idyllic region of Kraichgau, south of the Odenwald. Because of the closeness to the cities Sinsheim (about 11 km) and Bad Rappenau (about 13 km), which both have freeway accesses to the freeway Autobahn A 6 (Mannheim – Nuremberg), a convenient transport connection is given.

749-neck-290-2_01.jpg (15290 Byte)The 749-neck castle hotel Rhine-Neckar River offers its guests recreation and tranquility, but also the possibility to celebrate. The hotel has rooms in different sizes, that are suitable for events and festivities such as a wedding celebration, birthday party, anniversary and so on as well as meetings, conferences and workshops. The meeting packages range from day events to events including overnight stays with dinner. Bridal pairs can have a civil marriage in the Rittersaal (knight’s hall) in the Old Castle (a neighboring building). Four registrars enable a wedding at almost any time of day.

749-neck-schloss-246_01.jpg (10753 Byte)The 30 hotel rooms of the 749-neck castle hotel Rhine-Neckar Rivers are stylishly furnished and offer every comfort you need, from satellite TV, telephone, internet access up to a hair dryer in spacious bathrooms, which are all provided with bathtub or shower. The gem of the castle hotel is the wedding suite, also called Turmzimmer (tower bedroom), which is decorated with a beautiful ceiling fresco.

BThe 749-neck castle hotel Rhine-Neckar Rivers is especially favored by visitors of the exposition in Sinsheim. It offers a short and comfortable drive. The quiet rooms, which can also be booked in combination with the dinner package “Half-board” arrangements, guarantee regeneration after a long day at the exposition. In the sauna of the house, the hotel guest finds relaxation.

Culinary treats are served in the excellent restaurant of the hotel. Mediterranean and French specialties are complemented by regional dishes. Only fresh seasonal products are used for the preparation. The castle restaurant seats up to 200 people.

Hotel guests can let themselves be pampered by home made cakes and tarts or enjoy the sunset by a glass of champagne on the castle terrace, which has a gorgeous view towards 2 castles (old and new castle) and the pretty castle park with its small lake. A delicious candle light dinner could be the highlight of a romantic evening together.

The employees of the 749-neck castle hotel Rhine-Neckar Rivers will gladly conciliate hotel guests, who wish to visit the Auto- und Technikmuseum (car and technology museum) in Sinsheim, with reduced entrance tickets. If tee-off times are booked through the castle hotel, there are also greenfee discounts available at 6 nearby golf clubs.

Renounce everyday worries and sorrows and enjoy “Dolce Vita” in the 749-neck castle hotel Rhine-Neckar Rivers with its friendly staff members, who will be happy to welcome you in the pretty Kraichgau, south of the Odenwald forest, in the middle of Baden-Wurttemberg.

The city

The city, which lies in scenic location between gentle hills and vast forests in the northern Kraichgau, has the charm of a rural small town. The town was first documentary mentioned in the year 988 and looks back on a more than thousand-year-old history. Historical monument buildings and ruins of the medieval town wall still bear witness today. In 1378, the town received the municipal law. The most famous son of the city is Adolf Schmithenner (*1854), who described the countryside of his home town in a lot of his work. The Gymnasium school (similar to high school) is named after him.

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