Bath bombs’ primary ingredients are a weak acid and a bicarbonate base. These are unreactive when dry, but react vigorously when dissolved in water to produce their characteristic fizzing over a period of several minute carbon dioxide bubbles on bathers’ skin gives a tickling sensation some find pleasant.
Despite being relatively small
Eschwege can be found easily – you just have to put your finger in the
middle of a Germany map. This region is often referred to as the green
heart of Germany. Eschwege is surrounded by
an impressive State Park. Wooded hills roll as far as one can see. In
summer Germany’s largest fields of pink poppies add a splash of color.
Unsurprisingly, Eschwege is a hotspot for outdoor activities such as
watersports on the lakes just outside the town
and the river that flows through it. Walking and (mountain) biking are
other popular activities in the summer. In the cold season Eschwege’s
backyard mountain turns into a winter sports destination. It is quite
fitting that this mountain is said to be the
home of the Brothers Grimm’s fairytale character Mother Hulda who can
let it snow. Also the impressive Hainich National Park with its ancient
beech forest, a UNESCO world heritage site, is on Eschwege’s doorstep.
However, there is more to
Eschwege than just a fantastic landscape and outdoor activities.
Eschwege is steeped in history. It was founded over 1000 years ago.
After it was burned down in the 17th century it was rebuild
with half-timbered houses. Many of these are richly ornamented. Today
the small town boasts over 1000 half-timbered houses. A castle towers
over the river. Eschwege caters for music lovers as well. Every summer
Eschwege hosts a big music festival with internationally
renowned bands and welcomes thousands of fans.
Eschwege is also a great basis
for discovering the many historic places in Germany’s center. For
example the birthplace of the world-famous composer Johann Sebastian
closer is the former inner-German border. Nowadays, the horror of the
deadly border installations can be seen in a museum, which is located
right on the former death strip that separated
East and West Germany for several decades.