Isn’t one of the reasons people travel is to try different things, try different foods, and see exotic places? Burgstädt might not be exotic, but this town in Saxony sure is more than a pleasant place to come.
Burgstädt’s Tourist Board has a wealth of information for finding your way around town (located at Schillerstraße 15 next to the high school) with information on its history, hotel accommodations, and sites in the area.
The town’s local history museum is another place with loads of information about this old medieval town. It’s located right in the city center, along with the old Town Hall. That’s also where you’ll see Burgstädt’s landmark; its water or observation tower.
Burgstädt — Top Areas Of Interest
Other than that, most of Burgstädt is enjoyed outdoors. Try the Barefoot Way, a 2.5 km path where you kick your shoes off and experience everything from mud, grass, water, and everything in between. What kid wouldn’t love playing in the mud? Even if you’re not a kid, you’ll sure feel like one.
For more quiet reflection, walk around the Burgstädter Forest Cemetery (shoes are recommended). There are little walking paths throughout and shaded by large Spruce, Fir, and Red Beech trees.
It’s a bit more crowded and loud over at Wettinhain Park, but fun nonetheless. That’s where everyone goes for a leisurely stroll, or enjoy a concert, and during the summer the park has an outdoor cinema.
Another fun thing to do around these parts is a fun horse & buggy ride. Oh, the kids will love this or make it a romantic thing with just your significant other.
Speaking of romance, can’t get more romantic than an old castle; and there are three nearby. Schloss Waldenberg looks a lot more modern than the medieval castle it once was but, its English style garden is filled Roman and Greek inspired monuments.
Schloss Rochsburg (late 12th century) is just grand sitting high on the Saxon hillside (closed on Mondays) and finish off with Schloss Wolkenburg, a 13th century gem (that has undergone centuries of renovations — so it doesn’t look too medieval anymore) but filled with all sorts of beautiful art.
Who cares that Burgstädt isn’t too exotic, but it sure is more than just a pleasant place to visit. :-)