Alsfeld Tourist Attractions
Situation and characteristicsThe charming little town of Alsfeld, on the upper course of the river Schwalm between Vogelsberg and Knüll, was chosen as European model town for the preservation of the architectural heritage on account of its well preserved old town with its half-timbered houses. Its economy centers on the textile and woodworking industries.
Alsfeld was chosen as a European model town for the preservation of the architectural heritage on account of the well-preserved old town with its half-timbered houses.
The Marketplace in Alsfeld is the central feature of the old town.
The Late Gothic Town Hall (1512-16) in Alsfeld has oriel windows topped by helm roofs. This is one of the finest half-timbered buildings in the whole of Germany, with a handsome council chamber and court room.
The Alsfeld Weinhaus (1538) is stone-built, with a stepped gable.
The Bückingsches Haus (late 16th C.) in Alsfeld has a fine oriel.
The Stumpfhaus (1609) in Alsfeld has rich carved and painted decorations.
The Hochzeitshausin Alsfeld is a handsome Renaissance building of 1564-71.
St Walburga's Church
The Walpurgiskirche (13th-15th C.) in Alsfeld has Late Gothic wall paintings and fine monuments.
Alsfeld Trinity Church
The 14th C. Trinity Church in Alsfeld is adjoined with the remains of an Augustinian monastery.
2km/1.25mi south of Alsfeld, on a hill above the Schwalm, is the 18th C. Schloss Altenburg.