"Höchst, a nice retreat in Odenwald" Höchst im Odenwald by Trekki
Höchst im Odenwald Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 60 photos
Höchst is one of the major towns in Odenwald region, the legendary forest where Siegfried of the Nibelungs was said to have been murdered. It is a lively town which is ideal for hiking or sightseeing in the surroundings. There is Obrunnschlucht for example, a cute fairy tale hiking path with little castles and houses, ideal for families with kids. There is the remains of a Roman Villa. There is Veste Otzberg, with one of the best museums on local history and customs, lovingly cared of by Rolf Tilly and his wife. There is Breuberg with a castle on top of the hill, there is... so much more!
I have never been in Höchst itself, I mean I never stayed for dinner, lunch or even a coffee here. I only drove through when I wanted to visit one of the places nearby. But I felt sorry for Höchst as a location in our VT database which was empty until yesterday. Which, given Höchst's role as northern entry into Odenwald, is a bit sad. That's why I decided to add some sights and ... you never know, maybe one day I will stay here for lunch or a coffee and be able to add some more Höchst information to my page.
On a side note: this town is not to be confused with Hoechst near Frankfurt or the former chemical company Hoechst. These are actually written with o+e while the Odenwald town proudly has its dots on the o => ö.
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