Right at the centre of the Elsenz Valley

The town is surrounded by wonderful scenery, has a good infrastructure and is easily accessed from other places. Meckesheim is an aspirational modern town with fascinating highlights from times gone by. It lies about 700 metres north-east of Meckesheim’s historic centre – the ruins of St. Martin’s chapel, which was built in the 7th or 8th century and is open for visitors throughout the year. Visit the house in Meckesheim where Prof. Ferdinand Adolf Kehrer carried out the first conservative classical Caesarian section. This was in 1881, and the mother of course came from Meckesheim. Kehrer is considered to be the father of all modern Caesareans. For those looking for some fun and exercise, the
alla hopp! Fitness Space is worth a visit. It is close to the town centre, but completely surrounded by nature. The fitness space is always accessible, and free of charge, so all generations can spend time there as often as they want, keeping fit and unwinding.

Local government Meckesheim
Friedrichstr. 10
74909 Meckesheim

Monday, Wednesday:
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
08:00 am - 12:00 am
01:00 am - 06:00 pm
07:00 am - 12:00 am

Phone: +49 (0) 6226 9200-0

Must-see sights

Come and gaze at the stars – or into the past. The Volkssternenwarte (People’s Observatory) gives you a glimpse of the stars, while you can relive your days at school in an authentically reconstructed schoolhouse. The charming village of Meckesheim has the right leisure activities for absolutely everyone.

School museum "Alte Schulstube"


In the "old school room" you can picture the once everyday school life or you can relive your own school days. During a tour you will learn everything you need to know about school life in the past.

alla hopp!-Meckesheim Fitness Space


The alla-hopp! playground, a meeting and exercise center for young and old, is located between Steingasse and Schulstraße in Meckesheim. We recommend arriving by public transport, bike or on foot. Bicycle parking spaces and e-bike charging stations can be found on site.

People's Observatory


To bring people closer to the splendor of the starry sky, you need a good telescope and an unrestricted view of the night sky.