Schellerten Is All Lutheran And All Veggies

Anyone coming to the town of Schellerten looking for a laundry list of sightseeing stops has come to the wrong place. Yet, the one that it does have could very well keep you entertained for the better part of an entire day.

I’m not saying skip out afterwards. You might miss out on one of Schellerten’s festivals or events that are always taking place.

But, first things first! Its only claim to sightseeing is its Lutheran Church. It wasn’t always Lutheran, just after 1556. The church’s tower collapsed in 1603, then rebuilt again in 1615. The Lutheran Church’s alter and organ pipes were done in the Rococo style and its ceiling frescoes were created by famous Baroque painter, Joseph Gregor Wink, in the 18th century.

Outside of the Lutheran Church in the graveyard are many gravestones and monuments from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Don’t leave the church yet! There are many organ music recitals within its walls — and I’m not sure if it’s the setting or the organ itself, but the sounds are heavenly.

Well, I was misleading… there are a handful more churches in some of Schellerten’s twelve villages: St. Michaelis Church (built 1786) in Dingelbe, St. Stephanus Church (built 1742) in Dinklar (brown from the outside, bright from the inside), St. George Church (1574) in Kemme, Thomas Church (1297) in Wendhausen, and the St. Cosmas and Damian Church (1717) in W√∂hle. Wow, that’s a whole bunch if you ask me, and it’ll take more than a day to see, experience and enjoy them all!

During Schellerten’s Discovery Days, you’ll get to see the church again — this time on a guided tour. Guides will also take you around the village for a history tour, as well as forest expeditions and geological tours.

But, don’t forget you’re in Lower Saxony so rent yourself a bicycle and drive yourself around.

If you get hungry ride over to the village of Wendhausen (one of Schellerten’s twelve) to their BBQ hut and grill the bratwurst. Oh, and throw some potatoes on the grill since so many are grown around these parts.

Sugar beets and wheat are also grown around here, so the vast fields of veggies are a delight to the eyes as well as the belly, yes? I think so — great, now I got to get back on my bicycle and get off these couple of extra kilos I’ve packed on.

Oh, wait — no I don’t — I forgot I was carrying that sack of Schellerten’s potatoes around. ;-)

 

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