I can’t pretend that I’ve been in every German city or town out there. Please, there are over ten thousand of them; and I just don’t have had that kind of time just yet. I wish, though.
One town I do wish I had seen is Frohburg in Saxony. I should add this place to my list, just as I think you should too. I know I’m going to sooner rather than later.
Frohburg is an old town, a true medieval town that just about equal distance to both Leipzig and Chemnitz (approx. 35km). It also borders the federal state of Thuringia, as well as the Saxon Heathland.
Frohburg — Top Areas Of Interest
No, that’s not the reason you’ll want to be here — that’s only its geographic location, Silly.
Frohburg is made up of 18 small villages, one with not even 20 residents. What that means is there are many churches to see, a lot of them medieval — since most of these shires have been around since then.
Let’s see, there’s the Church of St. Michael (built 1233), and three Romanesque churches (one’s from around 1187) that I can think of off the top of my head. The village of Elbisbach has a Baroque church, if you like that sort of thing.
As you’re making your way around from church to church, look for the Centaur Fountain from the very late 19th century and the Pottery Girl postal column from the 1930’s. You’ll even find a World War I memorial, a memorial to those who suffered at the hands of the Fascists, and a Jewish cemetery, the final resting place for 150 victims from a sub camp of Buchenwald in Flößberg.
In the village of Prießnitz there’s a beautiful castle (called Castle Prießnitz), built in the first years of the 17th century.
Don’t go confusing this castle with Schloss Frohburg. Frohburg Castle was here back in the 10th century (with improvements made through the years). It’s open to visitors from May to October (not on Mondays, however), but call ahead because you can get a guided tour if it’s not open.
This castle is also where the Castle Park Festival takes place every July. But, this isn’t a one festival town. The Sports Festival takes place in August, the Fisherman Festival is held in October and the Advent Market comes at the end of November.
Add in a round or two of golf at the nearby golf course, and you’ve got the best vacation spot.
Now, don’t you think you should make Frohburg your next destination? I think I do. Excuse me, I think I want to go right now! ;-)