Schrozberg — Historical, Nature-Loving, Pragmatic

Forgive me for not having some exciting quip or little anecdote about the town of Schrozberg. It isn’t as if there isn’t anything exciting going on, and the town’s left me feeling kinda dull.

No, that’s not how they roll here in the northeast corner of the state, that’s just a mere stone’s throw from Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

My only lament is that there’s no way to see the inside of Bartenstein Castle. Too bad, because the place has been around for nearly seven centuries. Nonetheless, its exterior is still impressive; and has remained in one family’s possession for generation after generation.

With a good deal of imagination you can picture what Burg Eichholz might’ve looked like. Ooh, I can picture it now — a medieval castle from the 1200s with thick stone walls, with lots of activity from knights in shining armor.

The last castle you need to see here in Schrozberg is Schloss Schrozberg; a Water Castle that’s now an administration building. It is also a building of culture and art, as it is a venue for theater, art exhibits, and other cultural events.

You could choose to spend your time indoors, or you could be enjoying the outdoors — this is the Hohenloher Ebene. A good number of hiking and biking trails (like the Kocher-Jagst-Tauber Trail) are to be found; while long distance ones like the Way of St. James make their way around here as well.

For the really adventurous, there is the Fuchslabyrinth — one of the biggest caves of its kind in Germany. Or, if you want a quiet village to wander around in, try Spielbach — a hamlet that has a very rural vibe.

Rather party? Yeah, me too. So off to the Jacobifest in July, the Christmas Market at the castle, Advent Concerts, or the Taubermarkt at the end of the year.

That’s why I didn’t have a quip about Schrozberg — I was too busy having a good time. ;-)

 

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