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Bensheim is a town in South Hesse, Germany.


Half-timbered houses from 1682, Marktplatz
Bridge with statues within the Altstadt

Bensheim along with other similar towns is on the Bergstraße, a mountain road running on the western edge of the Odenwald mountain range.

The Altstadt in Bensheim is part of the town's central shopping and restaurant district along Hauptstraße, a pedestrian mall about a half kilometre long that passes through the Marktplatz. The Altstadt also includes some streets crossing and parallel to Hauptstraße. The Altstadt has many half-timbered buildings, some picturesque fountains, a creek under an attractive bridge, and tower that might be part of an old city wall.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Bensheim is on the railway line running from Darmstadt and continues south of Weinheim. There is also a branch line from Bensheim to Worms.

Bensheim is served by the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN) public transportation network which offers day tickets to explore the Bergstraße region southwards from Zwingenberg by regional train, bus or tram. The railway station has a staffed ticket office (DB Reisezentrum) where you can purchase VRN as well as DB (railway) tickets.

There are trains to Darmstadt and to Worms roughly every hour.

Get around[edit]

The Altstadt is quite walkable and is very close to the railway station.


Marktplatz (town's market square)

  • Marktbrunnen (Market Fountain), dates from 1895
  • House No. 22: former Gasthaus 'Zur Armbrust', built in 1615 – timber-framed corner house with a two-storey bay and half-hipped roof
  • House No. 21: renaissance timber framework (built around 1600) of this three-storey house appears relatively unaltered.
  • House No. 16-18: ensemble of three identical timber-framed houses built in 1682 “as an adornment of the Market Square” dominate its southern side.




  • Blauer AffKappengasse 2 - Bensheim-Auerbach +49 6251-72958. from 5PM. Very nice restaurant and wine pub. With atrium to sit outside during warm summer nights.




Go next[edit]

Other places in the Bergstraße region are:

Places away from the Bergstraße region are:

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