Allendorf (Lumda)

The smallest town of the Gießener Lahntäler

Allendorf (Lumda) is not only the smallest but also the oldest town in the Lumda Valley. The town had to defend itself against enemy attacks for a long time and as a result a defense tower and remains of old fortifications can still be found here today. To the north, Nordeck Castle overlooks the valley, which houses a children’s and youth welfare facility today. Around the church of Allendorf the historic center stretches with a small old town and many beautiful half-timbered houses. Go on a hike and discover the surroundings around the Lumda valley. It must have been populated for thousands of years, as the oldest traces of settlement in the district have been found at the Totenberg, which lies north-west of Allendorf. The Stone Age caves are still visible today. From the plateau of the mountain formed by basalt stone, you will have an unforgettable view over the Lumda valley. But not only historical heritage, also art has found its permanent place in Allendorf. The “Künstlerhof Arnold” is the former residence and workplace of the art sculptor and painter W. H. Arnold, who lived here since 1926. Today, the renovated courtyard offers a home for fine art, interesting handicrafts, old craft traditions and a cozy gastronomy, which invites you to stay and linger for a while. Prepare to be amazed!

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