The largest town in the district of
Darmstadt-Dieburg. Within view of the range of hills of the
Odenwald, Pfungstadt is situated in the northern part of the
Bergstrasse (Mountain Way), an area with an exceptionally mild
climate. Originally a village with many corn mills,
Pfungstadt has developed into a recognised industrial town.
Nowadays, Pfungstadt offers all the advantages of a provincial town
with various shopping opportunities.
The historic Town Hall (built 1613-1618) and many
half timbered houses, restored with loving care, remind one of the
ups and downs of the 1200 years old town. At the local museum
Pfungstadt's history can be traced back to Roman times. The
combined wave and open-air bath is one of the most modern swimming
and recreation grounds in the area.
The surroundings are interesting: dunes from
prehistoric times when the river Neckar flowed in to the Rhine
further north than nowadays, Pfungstadt Moor (fen), a nature
reserve because of its unique plant and bird life. The Rhine
is only 10 km to the west. Pfungstadt is between Frankfurt,
with Europe's largest airport, to the north and Heidelberg to the
south. Thanks to two modern motorways both cities are
just 30 minutes away. Darmstadt, a centre of the arts, with its
University, schools, museums, galleries and shops is easily
accessible from Pfungstadt by bus or tram.
Pfungstadt's restaurants and pubs do justice to
almost every expectation. Last but not least the
world-renowned beer, Pfungstädter Bier, is an essential part of the
general social life. The warm hospitality of Pfungstadt's
population continuously impresses its visitors.
Last Updated - 09/06/2011