Petersaurach — A Sure Bet To Love The Romantic

Bavaria is a place that’s always guaranteed to excite and delight — making the town of Petersaurach a sure bet that you’ll love it.

Scattered throughout over 41 square kilometers, Petersaurach’s sixteen districts (located right next to Ansbach, by the way) are nothing short of charming; a town filled with old churches, a medieval castle ruin, and community events that make Bavaria one of the best states to visit.

And since I mentioned Petersaurach’s churches first, I’ll start there. Within Petersaurach proper you’ll find the Church of St. Peter, a Gothic church that’s been hearing sermons for more than 600 years.

Another of the town’s must-see churches is the one dedicated to St. Mauritius in Gleizendorf. The original one goes back to around the 13th century, even though the one you’re staring at these days is like 300 years old. Plus you’ve got the Church of St. Mary, which underwent a more modern renovation in 1783. I guess it needed it after 300 years.

Not too shabby, eh?

The 18th century was good to Petersaurach, as that’s when the Old Mill was constructed — as well as the old Tithe Barn, and one of its old bridges. Oh, c’mon, bridges can be romantic — besides, a couple of rivers flow right on by around here, so you can count on the scenery being romantic, too.

I don’t know if I’d say the Hirtenweg (Shepherd’s Trail) would be romantic, more spiritual than anything else since it has 12 “Stations” with a meditation theme.

Of course it’s hard to meditate when there’s a festival going on — but it’s easy to get your party face on, at least. I’d suggest coming for the Christmas Market at the end of November; the Kirchweih at the end of September; and at the end of August is the 3-day Kärwasau.

That’s all in addition to the other cultural events held throughout the year, just so you know.

Which, by the way, is exactly why I said you’re sure to love it around here — I know I do. ;-)

 

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