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Published: November 2nd 2007
A quaint little town with many half-timbered homes. Mosbach lies along the Neckar River.
We picked a nice, sunny day in the high 60s to travel along the Neckar River. We headed out with Kent, Christina and the kids in the direction of Mosbach, reaching it via a scenic roadway along the riverbank. We parked in a garage near the old town and began to explore, stopping fairly soon for lunch. We picked a sidewalk table at a quaint restaurant which was good, but not really traditional German fare. I wound up eating big squares of fried mozzarella, which were very good… but, then, I love cheese.
We took a stroll towards the town center, or Markt Platz, and visited the town hall, Collegiate Church, and photographed all the pretty half-timbered buildings and homes which make Mosbach famous. We then traveled down turning alleyways to find the town museum and the Haus Kickelhain. We tour the inside of the Haus Kickelhain, which is one of the smallest half-timbered homes in Germany, measuring only 280 square feet at the base. It is now part of the museum and decorated with 18th and 19th century furniture. The rest of the town museum was fairly small, and I only found two things of particular interest to me:
intricate stick models of some of the buildings in the town, and centuries-old printing presses that were still in working order.
After the museum we headed back, making a quick stop to grab some gelato on the way to the parking garage. We left the picturesque town in the late afternoon, and enjoyed the views of the Odenwald forest and the Neckar River on the drive home.
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