Niederwerrn — Home To A Famous Medieval Writer

I like the fact that Niederwerrn doesn’t seem to be a boisterous kind of place. No, quiet and simple would probably be the right adjectives. They were enough to inspire a local writer seven hundred years ago.

They’re enough to inspire a writer of today.

Niederwerrn was the birthplace of medieval writer Hugo von Trimberg (and explain why there’s a school named after him here). Sure, this isn’t Literature 101; but almost 700 years after his death his works (like the Renner) still live on.

The Renner, by the way, is a piece on the Seven Deadly Sins — they’ll always get you in trouble, won’t they? ;-)

Regardless of what sin you might or might not be committing, Niederwerrn is a good place to do it. I’m just kidding about the sin part, but in reality the town is remarkably pretty; and located very close to the city of Schweinfurt.

When you follow along a few of the marked biking paths you’ll get to see a good deal of it. Hiking, of course, is always a fantastic way to see more. Sorry, this is Lower Franconia, so no Alps in the background — but you’ll like it anyway.

If you’re tired (all those cycle paths, hiking trails, and walking around the zoo will do that to you), the Kneipp area on Jahnstra├če sure makes for a good rest area. So does the Wern Park, in case you’re closer to one than the other.

For sightseeing, the town’s library was once a former synagogue; which was destroyed on Kristallnacht in 1938. There’s a memorial plaque here, as well as at the Town Hall for the town’s former Jewish community.

I think you’ll like the town’s Evangelical Village Church with all its stained glass; as well as the church of St. Bruno and the church of St. Bartholomew.

You might not be a writer like von Trimberg, but I sure hope you’ll be inspired to at least talk about your trip to Niederwerrn. Hopefully, I’ll be the first to know all about it!

 

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