The Odenwald is the home of a very special place – the Messel Pit UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique natural sightseeing attraction harbours treasures of times long gone by. The Odenwald has much more to offer visitors, however. Its special location helped in the forming of a chaos of rocks. Man has also left his footprint here. Time-honoured towns and historical sites such as Erbach Palace point to the rich and colourful history of this densely wooded region.