You know what’s really rotten about visiting a town late in the year? I’ll tell you, it’s because you sometimes miss out on some pretty amazing events held much earlier — such as it was in the town Dasing, and a Collective Municipality of the same name.
Oh well, I guess I’m going to have to take pleasure in Dasing’s Christmas Market; and I guess I’m gonna have to go visit some of Dasing’s historical sites until another festival pops up — like the Karl May Festival, celebrating the works of the famous German writer.
Maybe I should have come when it was warmer, how else was I going to see all the amazing creatures found within the Ecknachtal? Do you think the butterflys, yellow warblers, and water lilies are flying and blooming in the dead of winter? Ohhh, that means no snakes though — oh yeah, the Ecknachtal is great to visit that time of year. ;-)
Even if you decide not to hike through the Ecknachtal in this part of Bavarian Swabia, you can still enjoy the great outdoors.
Come to see the Burgstall Dasing, once an outstanding 13th century medieval castle, that sadly didn’t survive the Thirty Years’ War. And the Ringwall im Kirchholz was another medieval castle, albeit an even older one. The information boards are great for learning more about this archaeological site.
When the winter chill gets to be too much, you can always come inside to one of Dasing’s churches. The Pilgrimage Church Maria Birnbaum is a very good one — it’s been here for more than 350 years; while the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul might’ve started out as a late-Gothic church, it’s now more Baroque after its last renovation.
Lovers of the Baroque period will no doubt love the Church of St. Martin, located at Kirchstraße 6; while the Rectory from the 1690s is also worth stop. Come to the village of Rieden to see the St. Vitus Church, a blend of Baroque alongside its Gothic tower.
Well, so what I might’ve missed out on a festival or two, but it gave me plenty of time to see the rest of Dasing — but thankfully no snakes. ;-)