Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ladenburg lädt!

Ladenburg a town a little north of Heidelberg is another charming town with cobblestone alleys where you can walk right next to ancient crumbling Roman walls. The town's Roman history actually dates back to the first century!!! But even before that, the first Celtic settlements in Ladenburg date back to 3000BC. All this history can be quite overwhelming at times.

Hubby and me have been to this town so many times but then everytime we find it so beautiful we keep going back. I remember that the very first time we visited we were quite oblivious to the great history of this place, walking around telling each other that everything looked so old and ancient.

If you are looking for a nice place to go on Sunday for brunch the Kaffehaus is quite good, especially love the little square and the surroundings where they are located. Hubby ordered the Belgian breakfast on the menu and at the end the waiter surprised him by turning up with a large crepe filled with fresh fruits.

The town is also known for its many beautiful half timbered houses dating back from the 15th to the 17th century.

Ladenburg's cuisine apparently has a lot of Onions and Potatoes as main ingredients. They even have a restaurant dedicated to potato and onion lovers namely Die Kartoffel and Gasthof Zwiwwel. We were still full from our brunch so we did not go to these restaurants this time around.

I was especially tempted when I saw this board which boasted of specialities from Grandma'S kitchen. Everything sounded yummy on the menu.

The weather was nice and dreamy a perfect Sunday morning to stroll around and take in the sights of this beautiful town.


  1. Could you send me some photos of the dishes that you all enjoy at these restaurants. It would add to my collection.

  2. Love the fourth photo... Maybe we could visit this town when all of us are there...