Grafschaft sits within a huge wine growing region of the Rhineland-Palatinate; also a famous for a seminary for priests. The region of Graftschaft is also within some heavily forested areas with many little brooks that make for scenery while walking or cycling.
Each of Grafschaft’s eleven villages offers something for everyone and if you know what’s there — you’ll make a better decision as to what you want to see.
In the village of Bengen you’ll find many timber framed houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. There are also quite a few in the hamlet of Karweiler and a beautiful cross from the 19th century.
Grafschaft — Top Areas Of Interest
You’ll find a late 19th century church to visit in Echendorf, as well as an ancient grave that dates back a little short of 2000 years. Sts. Peter & Vinzenz church is another gorgeous church to see — you’ll find that one in Nierendorf.
But, it’s in Lantershofen and Gelsdorf where you’ll find most of Grafschaft’s parties. Visit Gelsdorf on the last weekend in October for a super fun wine festival (that’s where a lot of the grapes are grown).
Lantershofen sits on the volcanic Eifel (still active!) and has many wine growing estates. Come the weekends starting at the end of September through October, there are many wine festivals and firework celebrations. Take a stroll along the Red Wine Walking Way that leads through some pretty amazing countryside.
Amidst all the revelry in Lantershofen, there’s a quiet seminary that’s been ordaining the devout for years. It appears that Lantershofen in Grafschaft runs the spectrum from one extreme to the other.
If you like music then Holzweiler is just right for you. Over at the Mansion Musica (rightfully named!) there are plenty of classical and chamber music concerts.
With so many villages that make up the town of Grafschaft, you never know what you’ll find. But, don’t worry too much about that volcano — it’ll only add to the unforgettable adventure. ;-)