I don’t know how Germany keeps doing it over and over again. Everytime I think I’ve seen it all, I’m forced to swallow my words because I find something new. And I don’t mean just in the big cities where you could spend years there and still not see everything. I’m talking about cute little towns like Everswinkel.
This lovely town in the Münsterland not only sits along the 100-Schlösser-Route or 100 Castles Bicycle Route, but also has historical sites and one pretty fun swimming complex. Oh, that doesn’t even include the many festivals throughout the year, the museums, and little chapels and religious grottos.
See? It’s not just some small rinky-dink town that if you blink you find that you passed through it. ;-)
Everswinkel — Top Areas Of Interest
As with most towns in Germany life revolves around the church and church functions. Everswinkel has a few churches, which means that you have quite a few to see and even more functions to attend.
For instance, the St. Magnus and St. Agatha churches are just about the same age. St. Agatha was built in 1203 and St. Magnus’ Tower dates to the same century. Both hold Parish Feasts every three years on the third Sunday in September. But, before you go thinking they’re celebrated at the same time — they’re not! St. Magnus got to celebrate theirs in September 2010 and St. Agatha the year before.
What remains is to just come for the annual Vitus Festival (held on the weekend after June 15th) on the off years.
Even if you can’t make it for the Parish Feasts, you’ll be far from bored. There’s the Warrior Memorial Chapel, the Historic Square, the Shrine & Cross Paths, the Lourdes Grotto, the Heritage House (a former weaver’s cottage from 1781 at Kirchplatz 13), and the Mitmach Museum (a rural history museum) to see.
Then there’s the camping, golfing, tennis, and horseback riding, too. Add in a day to the island themed Vitus Bad, with both an indoor & outdoor pool, beach volleyball, basketball court, massage services, and a bistro.
Now I guess I’ll have plenty of time to eat my words while I’m in Everwinkel, huh? ;-)