Just don’t go expecting any sites from that long ago, most come from only the Middle Ages. But, as small as the four quarters of Burglengenfeld actually are — there is plenty to keep the entire family busy.
What you’ll probably notice first in Burglengenfeld is its castle. This old Schloss, built overlooking the town, was originally built around 900 A.D. and now stands as the city’s landmark and a home for the disabled.
Also coming from the days of medieval knights in shining armour are the wall battlements on the old Stadtmauer (defense wall), a 15th century watchtower, and a medieval beer cellar.
Besides beer being big in medieval life, so was church and quite a few of them were built here in Burglengenfeld over the centuries. A visit to St. Vitus (1541), the Chapel of St. Anna, the Evangelical Christ Church, and the Church of St. Sebastian is highly recommended.
Oh, but Burglengenfeld isn’t all old buildings and there’s so much to enjoy out in the fresh Bavarian air. No one can resist walking or cycling along tiny medieval streets in the Oberpfalz.
There are a few ways to truly experience cultural life in Burglengenfeld. The first is at the annual City Celebration, which is held on the 3rd weekend in August, for an eating-drinking-singing kind of good time. Another comes during the Cultural Summer program where some great concerts are held on the Town Hall Square.
Before a classical music concert, check out the Oberpfälzer Folklore Museum, it ties into the town’s whole culture thing.
The best thing to remember about the great town of Burglengenfeld is that it might be hard to pronounce but it’s pretty easy to love. ;-)