Schkopau — Its Picturesque Castle Compensates Everything

First thing you’ll notice in Schkopau, or perhaps you were smart enough to book your hotel room there, is that 9th century Carolingian building atop the hill.

A few hundred years ago you would need some sort of aristocratic title to stay at the Renaissance Castle Schkopau. Now, all you need is a credit card. You might not get a chance to see all of the castle’s rooms (54 of them are guestrooms) and the best one in the hotel is the King Heinrich Suite.

What you will notice about the castle hotel is many of the rooms have exposed beam ceilings and plenty of artwork throughout. Stay at the castle and you’ll be close by to much of what’s to do in the area of Schkopau.

If you come to the hamlet of Korbetha all the azaleas and rhododendrons are in full bloom making the area super colorful and downright pretty.

In Burgliebenau (which has only 384 residents) there are plenty of walking trails, a water castle (who doesn’t love a castle with a moat?), an old Pigeon Tower, and a gorgeous Baroque Church.

Lochau is where you’ll find a history museum documenting more than 4000 years of the region’s history.

For natural history Schkopau is one super large breeding ground for large grey heron. Stay clear if you don’t like birds — but, if you don’t mind them, it’s a pretty awesome look at nature.

The 20th century also made its mark in Schkopau and you’ll find a few burial places for victims of hard labor during the 2ndWorld War.

After a day of sightseeing, you’ve earned your right to sit and enjoy a beer. Try a Gose, a wheat beer that’s made locally.

Beer lovers, this is reason enough to come to Schkopau — well, that and the picturesque castle! ;-)

 

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