Boasting 420 stunningly restored historic timber framed buildings, a packed event calendar plus a most welcoming array of cafes, wine bars and cultural highlights, the city of Alsfeld should not be missed while travelling along Germany’s most iconic routes. Neatly positioned right in the heart of Germany, Hessia’s historic town of Alsfeld is to be found on the German Fairy Tale Route as well as the German Timber-Frame Road, both clearly dropping a hint about what to expect. “Since 1975 Alsfeld has been declared a European Model City for heritage building conservation,” member of the Alsfeld Tourism team and local tour guide Marco Leweke explains.