The romantic old Staufer- and imperial town of Eberbach lies in the heart of the nature reserve of the Neckar Valley and Odenwald, approximately 25 km east of Heidelberg. It provides valuable insights into the history of the 'Castle Road'.
On walks along the old town wall, past defense towers and half-timbered houses, you feel as if you have been transported back to the Middle Ages.
There are four well-preserved towers that are all worth a visit: the Blue Hat Tower, the Rose Tower, the Winch Tower (with its cabinet of pewter figures) and the Coat or Powder Tower. On the hill high above the town are the ruins of Eberbach Castle. From there you have a magnificent view over the town. In the Nature Reserve Information Centre, in Thalheim's House, the city's oldest building, there is a very interesting exhibition where you can learn a lot about the local flora and fauna.