Titz — Pastoral Town With Lovely Countryside

My imaginary trip to the town of Titz didn’t last too long. There’s not a lot of sightseeing within its 16 districts. But, I did fall in love with the countryside and its quaint town center, so I stayed the night just so I could see the sun come up over its vast fields. I must have been in a romantic mood that day. ;-)

It must have been the windmill; it seduced me with its four large wings. But, the windmill was all work since it’s been toiling here in the fields since the 16th century.

Drawn away from the mill, I went off to see the former synagogue in Titz-Rödingen. Today the old house of worship is an information and culture center. There’s even a Jewish cemetery nearby.

Romans were once part of Titz; and the Matronenstein (Matres and Matrones) is one of nine stones from the time. The Reiss-Museum Mannheim houses the original, but a replica is found in Titz’s Rathaus (or Town Hall) and in the village of Rödingen on Hohe Straße.

I saved the last of my sightseeing for the Catherine Chapel. This chapel from the Middle Ages is famous for its stunning wall paintings. I just love old churches, don’t you?

Titz might be a rural town, but it’s not without its celebrations. Carnival’s weather might be a bit chilly, but you’ll be all warm & giddy on the inside thanks to all the merriment, food, and wine.

On Father’s Day you not only get to honor you Papa, but there’s also racing and lots more food. Better yet, treat your dad to a beer. ;-)

It looks like my time in Titz is at an end, but like I said I wanted to watch the sun come up. So, I found a few walking paths and listened to the quiet town slowly come awake; deciding if I wanted to head to nearby Bedburg or Erkelenz.

No, I think I’ll stay here a bit longer.

 

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