"Here Germany is beginning to become Italy," said Emperor Joseph II in the spring of 1764 on a visit to Bergstrasse. The climate of the Bergstraße, which is protected by the Odenwald from the cold east winds, is extremely mild and ensures temperatures that are above the national average. The climate of the mountain road, which is protected by the Odenwald from the cold east winds, is extremely mild and ensures temperatures that are above the national average. Many plants, e.g. Almonds, peaches and apricots, which are usually native to Southern Europe, and of course the wine, sometimes transform the mountain road into a bouquet of flowers as early as mid-March. But not only the spring blossom invites you to linger: Numerous sights such as historical market places, half-timbered houses, castles and palaces as well as a rich cultural offer make the mountain road worth experiencing. Theaters, international vaudeville and cabarets await you with a variety of performances.
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