When it comes to every unique German town and village, it is often one particular thing that always sticks in my head. Sometimes it’s an old church, maybe a castle, perhaps it might be the countryside that speaks to me.
Here in the Upper Bavarian town of Baar-Ebenhausen, located just south of Ingolstadt, it was the tidy streets and neat little lanes.
That’s not to say that’s all Baar-Ebenhausen has going for it… it’s neat and tidy. Nope, it was just the first thing I noticed.
Baar-Ebenhausen — Top Areas Of Interest
It took a while to unwind, to make my way around to Kirchstraße 2 and the Church of the Assumption. So, the second thing I noticed was a Romanesque/Baroque blended church that looks prettiest after a freshly fallen snow.
I’m a romantic, what can I say? :-)
I can also be quite the party animal, so I was glad to hear Baar-Ebenhausen had quite the number of parties going on throughout the year. March is the month for the Starkbier (Strong Beer) evenings, followed by the Maypole celebrations when the weather warms up. May is also the month for the Florianfest, followed by the Fisherman’s Festival and Corpus Christi Procession in June.
July, August, and September are big for the parties with a Summer Festival, a Pfarrfest (both in July) — and followed up with the Barthelmarkt at the end of August, with the Autumn Market in September.
And it’s back to some more churches after all the fun is done… The Church of St. Martin (located at Kirchplatz 10) is from the first decade of the 16th century, although it did get a Baroque makeover later on. Be sure you take some snapshots home of Baar-Ebenhausen’s charming Gasthaus (built 17th/18th century), found at Rathausplatz 3.
Last, but by no means least, head over to the nearby Kloster Geisenfeld. The abbey itself was founded in 1037, only to be dissolved a whopping eight hundred years later. The convent’s church still stands, and I heard it being called the Cathedral of the Hallertal. Not sure about that, but its tower rises 54 meters into the Heavens.
Impressive as that is, I think I still would’ve noticed Baar-Ebenhausen’s tidy streets and lanes first. ;-)