Veitsbronn in Middle Franconia bears a holy spirit. It got its name from the Holy Vitus (Veit in German) and the gushing spring (Bronn -> Brunnen) at the foothills of the nearby Kirchberg (Church Hill).
There isn’t a whole lot going on, the place is only 16.2 square kilometers, after all. But, I think you’ll like what’s there.
There are two parts of Veitsbronn — the town itself, which is made up of seven districts, and the Collective Municipality of Veitsbronn that includes the town of Seukendorf.
Seukendorf, BTW, is mostly known for its 14th century St. Catherine Church, and its 18th century Baroque guesthouse.
Over in Retzelfembach you’ll see that meandering Zenn River (at some points its banks are so close together you could almost jump it), as well as an annual Kirchweih (Church Fair) every July.
In case you miss that one, there’s another Church Fair over in the village of Siegelsdorf. Nothing says drinking more than a festival — so that reminds me to tell you about the old Tavern from 1717 in Bernbach.
After going to see the 18th century barn in Hiltmannsdorf; the old 18th century Mill in Kohlersmühle; and the Mill Pond in Erzleitenmühle — you can go see the nearby former Augustinian Monastery in neighboring Langenzenn.
I know it isn’t officially part of Veitsbronn, but its summertime theater programs are definitely worth an honorable mention.
While you’re off enjoying Veitsbronn, I’m going to find some other holy places we can include here at MyGermanCity.com. :-)