Goodness gracious. If you prefer the peaceful and quiet, you’ll love the Upper Bavarian town of Reichertshofen.
There might be eleven villages that make up the municipality pretty much in the center of Bavaria, but it is one in particular that has been bringing visitors and those on a spiritual quest for centuries.
Sankt Kastl has been a pilgrimage site from the mid-11th century when a relic of St. Castulus was brought here. The original chapel is gone, but I think you’ll like the more modern day one (as if being built in 1447 is modern) with an altar from the 1670s and other artwork and religious items from other centuries.
Reichertshofen — Top Areas Of Interest
The smaller of the two buildings (they’re right next door to each other) is a tiny Baroque chapel from the 17th century. Hmm, Baroque means that’s is grandly decorated so make sure you got your camera ready.
Not bad for a hamlet that’s not more than three farms (there are over a hundred in total, though) and one restaurant, huh?
Oh, I forgot about the tree over by the chapels that’s more than 400 years old. A perfect spot for a picnic discussing German history, wouldn’t you say? You can debate on whether there was (or was not) a castle here in Sankt Kastl, just like real historians. ;-)
Maybe you’d like to discuss Reichertshofen’s festivals instead. Believe it or not, there are two wine festivals (one in September, the other mid-October), and every year at the end of August there’s the Barthelmarkt.
That’s nothing compared to the Paarfest, a four-day event with music, dancing, food, boat races, and special honors for the town’s oldest residents.
Another fun activity would be a day at Reichertshofen’s lakes (Heideweiher and Baarer Weiher), for a day of swimming, volleyball, and a night of camping. Hey, at least you don’t have to worry about the noise keeping you awake.
Didn’t I say Reichertshofen was quite, peaceful and wonderful nonetheless? ;-)