Natural trails & local recreation
The region offers various educational and recreational nature trails:
Nature trail "Hasenwäldchen"
The idyllic recreational park "Hasenwäldchen" (The Bunny Grove), situated between Buchen and Hettingen, is an ideal spot for a family outing. Children will appreciate the two playgrounds, while families can enjoy the many aviaries, nature and wildlife preserves and the “Daunsee” lake. A popular place to visit is the restaurant “Zum Hasenwald”.
Local recreation Hollersee
At the gateway to Buchen, in the Hollerbach valley, lies the man-made “Hollersee” lake. The Hollersee region is surrounded by walking trails and picnic areas. Hollerbach itself is known for the Mother Church of the Odenwald (along the museum trail at the Odenwälder Bauernhaus) and the local artist community Hollerbacher Malerkolonie who won the gold medal in the “Unser Dorf soll schöner werden” (We’ll make our village prettier) competition
The Spa gardens and the "Götzenturm" tower in Hettigenbeuern
The centre of the Hettigenbeuern district, with its distinctive tobacco barns, hosts a charming park area, which includes a Kneipp area and mini-golf course. The “Götzenturm” tower, a customs and defense tower from the Middle Ages, is nearby in the Morre valley, close to the Bavarian border.
Further nature trails
- Forest nature trail Buchen behind the hospital
- Forest nature trail Hettingenbeuern at the Hornbacher Berg
- Forest nature trail Eberstadt
- Geological trail at the stalactite cave
For more information contact:
Tourist Office Buchen • Platz am Bild • 74722 Buchen (Odenwald)