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Alzenau is located in North-Western Bavaria in an attractive agricultural region. The Spessart foothills have shaped it as has the Main plain with its wide expanses. Wine-growing, orchards and the green hilly peaks covered in oak and beech forests invite you to go for a walk, a bike ride and enjoy the landscape. Despite its idyllic location, Alzenau is an important industrial site and a business-friendly municipality with excellent transportation links. It borders directly onto the A 45 which quickly connects the towns in the Frankfurt Metropolitan region such as Aschaffenburg, Hanau and Frankfurt am Main. By car it is at most a 40 minute journey to Frankfurt Airport and the Kahlgrundbahn railway known as “Bembel” connects Alzenau with numerous suburbs and the town of Hanau. Life in Alzenau is shared with the many festivals and outdoor activities which start at your own front door and of course the castle which was once felt to be “too close”.
About 2,600 hectares of forest and 85 vineyards are located in the area around the town of Alzenau, which is also located in the Spessart Nature Park. No wonder then that this medium-sized town is also described “the town in the country”. Its castle and vineyards, nature and cultural scene all combine to make this a popular and often visited excursion destination and focal point in which the local people are actively engaged. The committed associations of the region include the merger of the local vintners and Schnaps distilleries under the name “Der Kahlgrund brennt” which also organizes regular excursions when participants can enjoy the best specialties from the Kahlgrund region. Also on offer is the varied program at the castle with its pageant plays, the annual Open Air Festival “Alzenau Classic” and the Franconian Music Days staged regularly in autumn by Bayerischer Rundfunk. Anyone scaling the castle and the nearby Hahnenkamm hill will enjoy a fantastic view over the landscape – and from the 437 meter high Hahnenkamm even as far as Frankfurt.
The town of Alzenau is sub-divided into six districts which are pleasant to live and set up home in. Everyday life is just as pleasant as weekend or general leisure pursuits. Forests, hills and lakes invite you to spend time outdoors in nature; young and old alike meet in the Generations Park where there is always something to do and discover. The walking paths in the Spessart are designated as European cultural paths and are part of the EU project “Pathways to Cultural Landscapes”. Alzenau can find a reason to celebrate throughout the year – be it for diverse wine festivals, the town festival in August, the Franconian music days in autumn or at the big Christmas market during Advent. Due to the excellent educational institutions and the intensive children and youth work, the town of Alzenau is also particularly attractive for families.