The surroundings

Eberbach on the River Neckar

The Neckar Valley is rich in architectural treasures from many, many centuries. One of the gems among them is Eberbach: a town steeped in tradition and dotted with historic buildings, a town fill of vibrant vitality ready and waiting to be discovered and experienced. Proud burghers’ mansions with artistic half-timbering and aesthetically delightful paintings line the streets and alleys. Massive walls and well-fortified towers surround the lovingly restored, pedestrianized historic centre.

When strolling through the winding alleys and over the small squares, the guest enjoys the cheerful bustle of this history-steeped town, and has an opportunity to get acquainted with the region’s proverbial conviviality.

  • Eberbach Castle Ruin
  • Germany’s tallest tree
  • Pewter figurine gallery

Eberbach is a member:

Zwingenberg: approx. 10 km

Castle (tours only for groups following prior registration)

Waldbrunn: approx. 8 km

Climatic spa (
Katzenbuckel Thermal Baths (

Katzenbuckel Hill: approx. 11 km

Katzenbuckel Hill is an extinct volcano, and at 2065 feet is the highest point in the Odenwald Forest. It is located within the boundaries of Waldbrunn in Baden-Württemberg, about 4 km to the east of Eberbach.

Wildlife Park Schwarzach: approx. 15 km

Neckarsteinach: approx. 19 km

Four-Castle Town  (

Mosbach: approx. 23 km

Located in the southern foothills of the Odenwald Forest in the romantic Neckar Valley, Mosbach is the county town of Neckar-Odenwald County, and the region’s administrative and service centre.

Steeped in 1,200 years of history, the town embraces a harmonious blend of tradition and progress, of the historical and the modern. In terms of culture and tourism, too, Mosbach offers a broad spectrum of attractive options, and has a surprise in store for every visitor.

German Ivory Museum in Erbach: approx. 27 km

As the world’s only specialised museum of its kind, the German Ivory Museum in Erbach showcases everything to do with ivory – from the material itself to exquisite works of art: more than 2,000 exhibits are permanently on show - ivory artworks from different epochs and countries from the Middle Ages to the present day, treasures from Europe, Africa and Asia, vividly depicted history of ivory carving in Erbach over the past 200 years, plus interesting, fascinating exhibits of traditional ivory handicrafts.

Heidelberg: approx. 33 km

With its scenic beauty, its harmonious ensemble of the castle and the historic centre down by the river, framed by tree-clad hills, Heidelberg is acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany.

The city housing Germany’s oldest university can look back on more than eight centuries of history. Modern-day Heidelberg excels in terms of up-to-the-future academic and research institutions, is a highly innovative business location, and a vibrant hub of the Rhine-Neckar Triangle. Heidelberg has been added to the provisional German proposals for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List.

Automotive & Technology Museum in Sinsheim: approx. 33 km

In two gigantic halls with an exhibition space of 30,000 m2, plus a generously dimensioned outdoor area, the museum showcases more than 3,000 exhibits covering the entire spectrum of technology’s history, including over 300 veteran and vintage cars 200 motorcycles, dozens of racing and sports cars, Europe’s biggest permanent Formula One exhibition, 20 locomotives, 60 airplanes, the world’s biggest dance hall organ, tractors, prime movers, plus innumerable further commercial and military vehicles.

Rhine-Neckar Arena/TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: approx. 33 km

Experience the unique atmosphere of the premier league professionals in a tour of the stadium. Discover the dressing room and the upmarket home venue of the 1899 Hoffenheim football club.

Eberstadt Stalactite Cave: approx. 34 km

The Eberstadt Stalactite Cave owes its discovery to an accident. On 13 December 1971, blasting operations in a nearby quarry opened up a gap. The initial cautious investigations already presaged the breath-taking beauty of a natural monument unique in the south of Germany. With its abundance of shapes and its beauty, the cave leaves an unforgettable impression on every visitor.

The cave is easy to explore on foot, and with a bit of assistance can also be effortlessly toured by the mobility-handicapped or wheelchair-users. The pedestrian-friendly part of the cave is about 600 m long, while its width varies between 2 and 7 m, its height between 2.5 and 8 m. The temperature inside the cave is a constant 11 degrees Celsius all the year round, with a humidity level of about 95 %.

German Bird-of-Prey Centre in Guttenberg Castle: approx. 37 km

The magnificent experience of seeing eagles hurtling groundwards in predatory dives, or observing the weightless circling of several giant vultures in free flight is unique in the world. A tour of the Birds-of-Prey Centre in the fortifications and cages of the history-steeped still-intact mediaeval Guttenberg Castle, which dates back to the 12th century, provides an opportunity in the Vulture Court, the Owl Moat and on the Eagles’ Ring a chance to view about 100 birds of prey and owls from close quarters.

Neckarsulm: approx. 47 km

Aquatoll (adventure pool with wild-water slide and sauna landscape,
German Bicycle Museum (

Holiday Park in Hassloch: approx. 79 km

In the Holiday Park, you can savour action, fun and fascination on more than 400,000 m2. You can look forward to exciting, exhilarating shows featuring international artists and unique ride attractions in a magnificently scenic park. Treat yourself to a meal in one of the cosy restaurants, or enjoy a snack at one of the many food stalls provided.