Ostheim vor der Rhön is a small town in the pretty Rhön valley with a charming medieval core. Located in the Rhön-Grabfeld county of Lower Franconia, it has a storied past dating back to around 525 and was first mentioned in 804. While not a major stopover for foreign tourists, it attracts a fair domestic following as evidenced by a good infrastructure and many family-oriented activities such as the nearby Freilandmuseum (an open air museum) and a steam locomotive which runs in the summer months.
charming Ostheim vor der Rhön
The region was renowned for its wine until the vineyards were destroyed during the 30 Years War. It’s now probably most noted for being home to BIONADE, an organic soft drinks producer in a former brewery. Thankfully, there is still a real brewery, Strecks Brauhaus, for both the beer tourist and those just working up a thirst sightseeing.