When I first got to Obergünzburg in the Allgäu region, I didn’t think I’d find all that much. How was this even possible?
Then I delved deeper into the town, and found it to be a remarkable place with all sorts of goodies hidden within. There is certainly no shortage of a place to stay with its farms, hotels, guesthouses, and Bed & Breakfasts.
And there’s no way anyone could say getting here is isn’t anything but easy, with bus service available from all around.
Obergünzburg — Top Areas Of Interest
All right, you’ve got the place to say — and a way to get here, now what?
Start at the Marktplatz, the lifeline of the town. And don’t forget to take pictures of its Mohrenbrunnen (a fountain).
Make sure the camera is ready when you head out to see Obergünzburg’s many churches and chapels. The village of Günzach (made up of 10 hamlets) has a number of chapels to see, like the 19th century St. Eustachius and St. Michael Chapels, the 17th century St. Joseph Chapel, and the St. Magnus Chapel built in 1679.
However, two of Obergünzburg’s other churches are the main attraction. St. Martin’s you passed back at the Marktplaz, built here back in the 15th century. In the village of Untrasried you’ll find St. Sebastian’s, a Rococo design with lots of frescoes and stucco work.
For as many churches as there is in town, that’s about how many markets and festivals are going on all year. You’ve got the usual (but no less wonderful) Village Festival and Jakobimarkt both in July; the Herbstmarkt in October; a Ostermarkt in April; and the obligatory Christmas Market in December. And if you can’t make any of those, shoot for the Wine Festival in October.
Some folks don’t come for the vino, they come to tackle the 190 km of hiking trails, or the nine cross-country ski trails. Others prefer a carriage ride, or a swim in the outdoor pool.
Whatever the reasons for coming, it doesn’t matter. So long as you take your time to learn all about its unknown treasures…