Climatic Spa Espenschied
The state-approved climatic spa of Espenschied, first mentioned in documents in 1187, is situated amidst a protected landscape in the Nature Park Rheingau-Taunus.
The houses which were placed under protection and the village church which is more than 300 years old make history come alive, the old roofs made of natural slate are reminiscent of the former slate mining in the town.
Hikers and nature lovers will find quiet and relaxation in and around Espenschied. From the historical village square with the old linden tree hiking and loop trails lead along meadows and woods down towards the romantic valley Wispertal and its tributary valleys or via more elevated routes into the direction of Schönau Monastery. In this wild and romantic landscape, where flora and fauna are still intact, numerous long-distance trails, among these the hiking trails “Gebück-Wanderweg“, the “Wisperwanderweg“ and “Taunushöhen-Weg“ intersect. Espenschied offers a particular highlight of the hiker’s paradise with the new hiking trail WispertalSteig which was opened in May 2009.
The traditional Kerb (“funfair”) is celebrated in Espenschied each year on the weekend after 15 August.
Quelle: Kulturland Rheingau www.kulturland-rheingau.de