Sometimes your quest through Germany might not be about castles or churches. Sometimes it might all be about beer (and wine, and cars, and…). Then you’ll get a little tickle in the stomach when you get it all in one place, like you’ll do in the town of Landsberg (Saale) in Saxony-Anhalt.
Most people notice Landsberg’s St. Crucis Church first. Might be why officials made it the town’s landmark. Its Doppelkapelle is a 12th century Romanesque “Double Chapel” & part museum; and alongside are the ruins of Landsberg Castle.
Running from May to October the Doppelkapelle has monthly concerts. And during other times of the year it holds special art and history exhibitions. The festivities really are something special on Heritage Day (2nd Sunday in September).
Landsberg (Saale) — Top Areas Of Interest
I wouldn’t miss seeing the 13th century St. Nicolai Church or 18th century Town Hall (known as a Rathaus in German) on the Marktplatz, either.
Leaving those beautiful buildings behind, start your quest towards the Landsberger Brauerei, the local brewery. Isn’t it a wonderful experience enjoying a good brew and a concert at Landsberg’s Outdoor Theater?
Shucks, I should have stopped at the Museum Landesberger, or Bernhard Brühl Museum. It’s filled with all sorts of prehistoric, ancient, medieval, and natural history exhibits. Not bad for only a 1€ entrance fee.
The Bernhard Brühl Museum also holds special exhibitions, one being on Martin Luther and his life in Saxony-Anhalt. In regards to the Luther Decade and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, all sorts of towns like Landsberg are holding special exhibits and symposiums just like this.
If you’ve had enough of the inside, go out enjoy the sunshine; and the Felsenbad is where you might want to get it. Open from May to September, swim the 50m swim lanes, chill out in the shallow part, and do your best impression of Greg Louganis on the diving board. And this all for 3 Euro. Cool.
Maybe the tickle in your stomach wasn’t from all the sightseeing & beer — it might have been from that diving board jump. ;-)