Zuckmayer Route

Length: 21 km
Altitude: 160 m
Time: 2 hours

In 1926 the german author and dramatist Carl Zuckmayer bought the Wiesmühl’ (old mill) in Henndorf. After the national socialists came to power in Germany, he became a permanent resident at the beginning of the 1930’s in exile in  Henndorf.

His “Landhaus Wiesmühl’” quickly developed into a meeting point for several artistic friends, such as Stefan Zweig, Ödon von Horvath, Max Reinhardt, Emil Jannings, Franz Werfel and Gerhard Hauptmann. In his memoires “Als wär’s ein Stück von mir”, Zuckmayer describes life in this era as like being in paradise. Here he also wrote many of his well-known books at this time.

Starting in Henndorf the route leads to Oelling and Sighartstein.

From here it continues past a small mere to Pfongau and Wertheim, through the woods to Steinbach and Aubach, Hof Lichtentann and Altentann, then  returning to Henndorf , where it is well worth making a visit to the Literaturhaus, (restricted opening hours), situated near the church.

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