Erbacher Schloss
Celebrations in Odenwald
The Odenwald offers a huge variety of typical regional festivals and markets that are at the same time interesting and fun for the visitor.
Here some event Directory:
Official Site of Odenwald 
Directory of city Erbach 
Directory for all Hesse 

Artfully painted egg
The Easter egg Market in Michelstadt
The Easter egg Market takes places annually at the beginning of March in the Odenwaldhalle.
75 exhibitors await you this year; among those alone are 60 egg painters. Potters with Easter ornamentation, florists and carvers join these.
You can watch a glassblower at work, children can cast candles for Grandma and Grandpa, and all visitors can watch a live chick hatch.
The tour to the Odenwaldhalle takes a bit of time - use this time to get into the Easter mood, far off the beaten track and the turbulences of the big citys shopping street. Purchase some of the small treasures to give to your loved ones for Easter.
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The Ferris wheel on the Bee Market
The Bee Market in Michelstadt
The Bee Market takes place annually, on Whitsun, right along the federal road 45. It is the second largest fair in Odenwald region, after Erbach Meadow Market (Erbacher Wiesenmarkt). The former mayor of Michelstadt, Erwin Hasenzahl, initiated the fair in 1955.
Beside lots of showmen, fun rides and delicious catering, visitors are offered an attractive program during the ten day festival: bicycle races, a city run, huge fireworks, a bee auction and a flower parade to name only some events.
Visit the cosy pavilions with live music and enjoy the many offers to your well - being.
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Country Fair in the English Garden

Each year, the so-called Eulbach Country Fair takes place at the English Garden in Eulbach. This event is a country fair offering anything for gardening and much more including a varied programme of entertainments. So this country fair does not only provide regional and international delicacies but also varied entertainments including music events and hands-on activities for children.
Particularly for garden enthusiasts, the unique and worth seeing historical park area offers a charming setting that invites to stroll and shop. The popularity of this fair can be seen in its annually increasing numbers of visitors.
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Not only horse lovers having fun at the horse market
The horse market in Beerfelden
Every second weekend in July, for more than 100 years, the traditional Beerfelden horse, foal and breeding cattle market takes place in the beautiful little Odenwald - village Beerfelden.
Particular about this market is the unique combination of fun ride and sales, horse show and horse jumping, the exceptional cabaret tent, as well as the cattle market on Mondays. No other fair in southern Hesse preserved the traditional flair of such events as authentically as the Beerfelden horse market.
The town Beerfelden focused on supplementing traditional with modern components years ago, and made a success with it.
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Hustle and bustle on the Wiesenmarkt
The Wiesenmarkt in Erbach
The Wiesenmarkt (Meadow Market) is one of the biggest fun fairs in Southern Hesse.
The fair starts in the last full week in July every year, and lasts for ten days. The opening always takes place on a Friday. The citizens of Erbach already meet on Thursday to celebrate on the festival grounds, when exhibitors and caterers are not allowed to sell anything yet.
One of the highlights is the horse race, taking place on the second Sunday. A big firework accompanies the closure of the meadow market. In addition to showmen and gastronomy, there are various exhibition halls with around 200 exhibitors from the region, the European village and the open-air site Südhessen Messe (Southern Hesse fair).
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Romantic Christmas Market in Michelstadt
The Christmas Market in Michelstadt
A special visitor experience in the Advent season is the annual Odenwälder Christmas market in Michelstadt.
There are over 100 sales booth in a particularly beautiful wooden way, in the streets and alleyways around the world famous historic timbered town hall dating from 1484. Versatile is their job with beautiful things, as a Christmas gift and need to look and buy Invite.
Also for the physical well - being of many market visitors from near and far its finest. There are many delicious things, the scent already from afar to try inviting. The glass of hot beverages of any kind takes place in the known ceramic cups whose motives annually alternating a beautiful reminder of the market visit.
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The Erbacher Schlossweihnacht in pictures
The Erbacher Schloßweihnacht (Christmas Market at the Castle)
A romantic experience and one of the biggest Christmas trees in Germany await you in a historic surrounding.
During Christmas time the Erbach Castle seemingly rises from the market centre, in front of that, one of the biggest Christmas trees in Germany towers over the impressive scene. The mighty candleholders at the entry portals - their wicks are lighted by night watchmen each nightfall - offer a fiery welcome.
The atmosphere in the Städtel, the historic old town, with its numerous truss work houses, the old town-hall and the impressive town church are especially inspiring. Doubtlessly, the wonderfully lighted castle courtyard is a highlight. In its midst an oversize transparent attracts visitors eyes. More than 70 exhibitors present their versatile range of products at the Erbacher Schlossweihnacht.
A visit in one of the snug cafe`s and cosy inns and restaurants around the Christmas market, is highly recommendable. A varied program with theatre plays, concerts and other musical events is an inherent part of the Erbacher Schlossweihnacht.
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