Bensheim The Essential
This «town of flowers and wine» is justly proud of its old quarter, with its beautiful half-timbered houses, particularly in the market square. In the Auerbach district, a sheltered valley is home to the park of Fürstenlage. Formerly the residence of the Landgraves of Hessen, it is planted with tropical trees and dotted with late 18C monuments and pavilions. A little further north, Auerbach castle commands a view over the whole region.