Neckargemünd / Germany
The town of Neckargemünd is located at the mouth of the Elsenz River in the Neckar in Baden Württemberg, only 10 km from Heidelberg.
The history of the town goes far back into the past. For the first time Neckargemünd was mentioned in 988 AD under the name "Gmundi". Later, King Henry VII raised the settlement to imperial city - a status which, however, they lost again a century and a half later, in 1395. It was,actually, integrated into the Palatinate territory.
Today Neckargemünd is important for the region, offers many educational sports and recreation amenities.
Especially recommendable is a tour through the old town in Neckargemünder. The many remarkable half-timbered houses in the winding alleyways tell the visitor the history of the town as well as the castle Dilsberg, which is located on one of the hills above the Neckar Valley. During a visit to the museum in the Old Town Hall you can also learn about the history of navigation on the Neckar River.
If you are interested in navigation, you should not miss a boat trip on the Neckar. Hikes and excursions outdoors are offered in the nature park Neckartal-Odenwald, which surrouds the city, as well as an attractive change from sightseeing. A lot can be discovered, such as the excavation site of a Roman estate between Neckargemünd and Wiesenbach.
After an exciting day, a dinner at one of the excellent restaurants of the cozy town on the Neckar shore rounds up the visit.