Gelnhausen

Set above the Kinzig River, Gelnhausen was founded in the 12C and is known for its half-timbered houses and witch lore.

Gelnhausen is a town in Hesse, Germany. According to the Institut Géographique National since 1 January 2007 the geographic centre of the European Union is exactly located on a wheat field outside the town. Barbarossa erected one castle here. There is still a medieval town center with its famous church, St. Mary Church (Marienkirche), that exhibits both romanesque and gothic architecture. Gelnhausen castle was erected at the time of Gelnhausen's foundation, southeast of the town on an island in the Kinzig River. Today it is the best preserved palatinate castle from this era, with remarkable masonry.
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