We live in a world of vanilla and chocolate (Rocky Road and Cookie Dough, too). What fits for one person, might not necessarily be right for the next guy or gal.
And while some German towns will offer something for everyone, the town of Niedergörsdorf is the perfect fit for anyone on a quest to see the best medieval stone churches just about anywhere.
The amazing part is, there aren’t just one or two. Oh, no. There are 22 districts in Niedergörsdorf, with just about as many village churches! I’ve made a list — and no, I’m not Santa so I didn’t check it twice. I’m German, that means I checked it three times. At least. ;-)
Niedergörsdorf — Top Areas Of Interest
Let me see… We’ve got the Village Church in Bochow that’s a Gothic one from the 14th century, followed by the one in Dalichow that was built around the year 1300. Yes, the one in Danna looks like a medieval Romanesque one, but it didn’t come along until 1884.
Eckmannsdorf’s Village Church is the real Romanesque deal, built in the 1100s; although it did see some updating in the 19th century. Gölsdorf isn’t to be outdone. It too has a 13th century Village Church — and a windmill to boot.
The 13th century was really popular for building these stone structures. That’s when the churches in the villages of Kaltenborn, Kurzlipsdorf, Lindow, and Oehna came along. The church in Rohrbeck is younger, built in the 1400s; while the one in Wergzahna is older — built in the 12th century.
Three of the most famous of Niedergörsdorf’s churches are the ones in Mellnsdorf, Blönsdorf, and Seehausen.
Ahh, I’m wiped out now — I’m not even sure if I can tackle the Fläming-Skate. No, it isn’t another church — but a 210km rollerblading, bicycling trail of glacier valley landscape with picnic areas.
The Fläming-Skate didn’t come along until 2001; and before that the area was once under Soviet occupation. They used the old Technical School for their own purposes, which you can see — as well as some 19th century barracks.
I’ll meet you over there — as there are still more of Niedergörsdorf’ Village Churches I haven’t seen yet.