Büdingen is a city in the German state of Hesse. The first settlements in the area date back thousands of years. Archaeological excavations on the nearby Glauberg hill discovered the remains of buildings built between 6000 BC and 1200 AD. In 1990 the spectacular 2,500 year old sandstone statue of a Celtic prince was found in a grave nearby the old settlement.
The medieval old town of Büdingen almost completely remained intact. Timbered houses and narrow streets characterize the city. Most of the old town is surrounded by a massive city wall. Very impressive is the old Jerusalem gate in the west. On the other side of the city centre lies Schloss Büdingen (Büdingen castle) in a small but very nice garden. Guests can enjoy the comfort and quietness of the castle as it was transformed into a hotel by the family of Ysenburg and Büdingen.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Ronneburg (Germany) (9 km), Gelnhausen (Germany) (12 km), Hanau (Germany) (23 km), Alzenau (Germany) (24 km), Aschaffenburg (Germany) (36 km), Frankfurt (Germany) (37 km), Saalburg Roman Fort (39 km), International Motor Show (IAA) (39 km), Helicopter flight over Frankfurt (40 km), Fulda (Germany) (48 km), Frankfurt Airport (49 km), Darmstadt (Germany) (59 km), Mainz (Germany) (69 km), Eberbach Abbey (81 km), Würzburg (Germany) (82 km), Rüdesheim am Main (Germany) (92 km), Ladenburg (Germany) (99 km), Mannheim (Germany) (101 km), Heidelberg (Germany) (103 km), Schwetzingen (Germany) (109 km)