"Schafsplatz" Edenkoben Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E

Edenkoben Things to Do: 14 reviews and 55 photos

  Schafsplatz with new canal
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  • Schafsplatz with new canal - Edenkoben
      Schafsplatz with new canal
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  • Shepherd fountain - Edenkoben
      Shepherd fountain
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  • Canal in Schafsplatz - Edenkoben
      Canal in Schafsplatz
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  • 19th century villas - Edenkoben
      19th century villas
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  • Tanzstraße - Edenkoben
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The square in the town centre has only recently been redesigned. Google Earth still shows it as a construction site (checked in October 2011), so this must be really new. The small stream that runs through the town has been turned into a canal with sandstone walls and a rocky river bed. Wide sandstone steps lead down to the water, a place to sit in the sun and relax, for example with an icecream. The nearest icecream place is a few steps away in the pedestrian street.

Weinstraße, the Wine Road, runs right through here. The Western part of the square is surrounded by a number of elegant 19th century villas, now seat of administration offices, a bank and lawyer's studios, and one is a B&B. The large baroque building on the Eastern side is still under refurbishment, I wonder what its purpose is going to be.

The name of the square is referred to in the fountain on the corner of Tanzstraße: a shepherd couple carrying lambs. Two stone pumpkins provide the water (what's the connection between sheep and pumpkin?) - anyway, the fountain is cute, but easily missed because it is placed in a shady corner.

Tanzstraße is pedestrianized and the shopping street of the town. Okay Edenkoben is a very small town!

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  • Written Oct 30, 2011
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