The Heart of Europe

For six-and-a-half years, from January 2007 to July 2013, the German town of Gelnhausen described itself as “The Heart of Europe” because it was the geographical mid-point of the European Union, as calculated by the French National Institute of Geographical Information in Saint-Mandé, near Paris. At the beginning of the Read More …

Burckhardt House in Gelnhausen

Another prominent feature of Gelnhausen is the “White Villa” or Burckhardt House, which like St. Mary’s Church is visible from many places up and down the Kinzig Valley. Until 2008 the White Villa belonged to the Burckhardthaus Society, an organization affiliated with the Protestant church which held educational meetings and Read More …