Burgenstadt Schlitz - staatl. anerkannter Erholungsort -
Kennen Sie die märchenhafte Burgenstadt Schlitz im Schlitzerland? Sie liegt hinter mehr als sieben Bergen - eingebettet zwischen den Mittelgebirgen Vogelsberg, Rhön und Knüll.
Sie ist ein mittelalterliches Juwel.
It is a sight that you won’t forget in a hurry: a town with four castles. If you’re looking for the original and the unspoiled, you will certainly find it in Schlitz, at the foot of the Vogelsberg. The old town, preserved in its entirety, with its picturesque half-timbered houses, has the power to enchant even experienced travellers who have seen a great deal. You can go up in a lift to 'experience' the Hinterburg Tower (Tower of the Rear Castle) and find out about the history of the town in the Castle Museum. Every other year (2009, 2011, 2013 etc), during the second weekend in July, everything changes in 'Schlitzerland'. For four days this small East Hessian town is plunged into a colourful frenzy with an international gloss. Folklore and modern music, traditional costumes and jeans – nowhere else do opposites co-exist quite so harmoniously. This is not to be missed – nor is a visit to the Schlitz Schnapps Distillery. Here, visitors can discover the secrets of distilling and try out 26 different varieties. The Hessian State Music Academy has made its home on the banks of the Schlitz river, where they stage enthralling public concerts.