Would you believe that the Lower Bavarian town of Fürstenzell is made up of 124 (!) districts, towns, and villages? I don’t even think I could sit here and type them all — I’d be here until the cows came home & then some. ;-)
But, lucky you, you don’t have to visit all 124 districts, though that certainly would be nice. And if you’ve made it this far to see Fürstenzell there are a number of sites that do need to be seen.
One of them, believe it or not, is a Feng-Shui golf course. Yeah, a golf course (the only one of its kind) that’s been totally designed using this ancient method — oh, and it’s got views of the Alps to boot.
You’ll find the Feng-Shui golf course at the Hotel ViktoriaQuelle, that also has all sorts of spa treatments like using mud from the Moorlands, a Kneipp area, a sulphur pool, and a relaxing sauna.
Ahh, I’m feeling better and less stressed already…
It is so hard to tear yourself away from all that pampering, but you’ve still got to see the Stone Age grave hills, a 15th century Pilgrimage church, a fountain that’s said to have healing powers (it’s known as the Heiligenbrunnen), and an umpteen number of hiking and cycling trails.
And as if the spa isn’t a big enough attraction, you’ve got to see the Church of the Assumption. It was originally a medieval masterpiece, but is now one of the most beautiful Baroque churches I’ve ever seen. Everywhere you look in this opulent church is a delight to the eyes, as well as the soul — the frescoes look as if they were created by Heaven itself.
The church sits within a former Cistercian Monastery complex (dating to around the 12th/13th centuries), and its Rococo decorated library is simply stunning.
Did I miss anything? Oh yea, the 13th century Portenkirche Fürstenzell — another Cistercian church.
Sure you can hang out in Passau (that’s only 15km away), but I think I’d rather spend my time at the spa and one of the most magnificent churches in the world.