Leave it to us Germans to take what was once swamp land, and turn it into something extraordinary. At least that’s what I think about the town of Möser.
As history and architecture loving as I am, that’s all secondary to the countryside that surrounds Möser. It was created during the last Ice Age, lying along what’s called the Elbe Flood Plain situated in the High Fläming.
There are also a number of vineyards (and a 400 year old Windmill) in the area of Möser, so take a flask with you while you’re off on a hiking trail. Do yourself a favor, don’t try to drink and bicycle your way around.
Trust me, my bruises have bruises. ;-)
Möser — Top Areas Of Interest
Whether walking or cycling, the villages of Möser are a delight. In Hohenwarthe you’ll find a Romanesque church that’s now decorated in a Baroque style. Of course if you want to stay for services, its now of the Evangelical denomination.
Körbelitz is another village with a medieval church. St. Pancratii was built in 1209, but its pulpit didn’t come along for another four centuries.
This is also where you’ll see the Stone Age Hünengrab, a prehistoric grave site.
Moving on to Lostau, where they too have a medieval church that also holds Evangelical services. What makes this fortified church really remarkable (besides its age since it was build around 1150) is its baptismal font donated by Henry the Lion.
Over in Schermen they have their own Village Church, though not as old as the others — this one didn’t come along until the 16th century. But, they have an old Watermill and a 250 year old Mulberry tree.
Anyone wanna see a castle? Silly question, of course you do.
That’ll be over in the village of Pietzpuhl where a Baroque castle awaits — once home to a Prussian Queen.
I hardly think that Prussian royalty would’ve been out shopping at Möser’s annual Christmas Market. Ahh, the joys of being ordinary in the extraordinary town of Möser.