Bensheim is a major commercial hub in Germany with medieval origins and unique natural surroundings. Stay in a Bensheim hotel to enjoy the fine regional products, as well as an abundance of business opportunities and cultural delights.
What will I find in Bensheim?
Like other places on the mountain road in the Rhine region, Bensheim boasts an especially mild and sunny climate, making it the perfect location for growing soft fruits including kiwis, figs and peaches. For this reason, the area is sometimes called the '**German Riviera**'. The historic city features many medieval buildings, including the striking Rote Turm, alongside more modern architecture. Just outside the city, you will find a large bird sanctuary and nature reserve.
What can I expect from business here?
The metropolitan heart of the city is a cultural and business nexus where Suzuki, Sirona Dental Systems and Tyco Electronics have their European headquarters. Bensheim is currently running a project to revive market activity in the historic market hall in the centre of the city. To this end, the local government has been engaging with the local business community and citizens in order to develop new initiatives. The city is replete with conference and meeting venues, including the unique venue of Auerbach Castle, which offers stunning views for miles around.
What can I explore when I stay in a Bensheim hotel?
As well as hosting business events and conferences, Bensheim's cultural centre StadtKultur has a museum, gallery, theatre, library and concert hall. Throughout the year the city holds events to engage all interests. For instance the annual Castle Festival introduces visitors to the Middle Ages with an immersive experience featuring a medieval banquet and performances by actors. This event takes place at Auerbach Castle, where you will also find a restaurant, café and brewery. You can uncover more medieval delights at Lorsch Abbey, a World Heritage site. This historic monastery and its fascinating museum are surrounded by gardens that secured the European Garden Award 2016. Visitors who book a Bensheim hotel can also hike the scenic mountain road, which stretches 68 km into the Rhine Valley, or taste the famous wines of the region. Fans of contemporary art will not be disappointed in Bensheim, as there are several great galleries. The Park Theatre Gallery is especially well curated.